Modi addresses the opening ceremony of the Kalmano Carnival Book Fair

NEW DELHI : Books and texts are the basic elements of our Vidya Upasana, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said during the inauguration ceremony of the “Kalmano Carnival” book fair organized by Navbharat Sahitya Mandir in Ahmedabad via video message.

Addressing the assembly, the Prime Minister conveyed his warmest congratulations for the great event of the “Carnival of Kalmano”.

Prime Minister Modi said, “The tradition of the book fair started by ‘Nav Bharat Sahitya Mandir’ in Ahmedabad is getting richer year by year. I recognized that the book fair has become a platform for new and young writers, and also helps to expand the literature and knowledge of Gujarat. »

‘Kalamno Carnival’ is a huge book convention in Hindi, English and Gujarati,” he added.

The Prime Minister mentioned that when he was Chief Minister of Gujarat, the state also launched the ‘Vanche Gujarat’ campaign, and today campaigns like the ‘Kalamno Carnival’ are only pushing forward this resolution of the Gujarat.

Prime Minister Modi said, “The history of Gujarat has been very rich in terms of books, authors, literary creation. I would like such book fairs to reach people from all corners of Gujarat, especially the youngsters, so that they know the rich history and be inspired by it.

The Prime Minister drew everyone’s attention to the fact that the book fair takes place during the Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav. He further added that reviving the history of our struggle for freedom is one of the key facets of Amrit Mahotsav.

“We bring the glory of the forgotten chapters of the freedom struggle before the country. Events like the “Carnival of Kalamano” can give impetus to this campaign in the country,” the Prime Minister said.

He stressed that special importance should be given to books related to the struggle for freedom and that these writers should be given a solid platform. The Prime Minister added: “I’m sure this event will prove to be positive media in that direction.”

The Prime Minister reiterated that scriptures, texts and books need to be studied again and again to remain effective and useful. He further clarified that it is even more important these days where people tend to take the help of internet.

“Technology is undoubtedly an important source of information for us, but it is no substitute for books, the study of books.”

Prime Minister Modi said that when information is in our mind, the brain processes that information in depth and this gives rise to new dimensions. “This paves the way for further research and innovation. Books become our best friend in this area,” he added.

The Prime Minister concluded his address by emphasizing that getting into the habit of reading books is extremely important, especially in a rapidly changing world. “Whether the books are in physical form or in digital form!”, he said, “I believe that such events will play a big role in creating the necessary attraction for books among young people and will help them to understand their importance.

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