Imphal, Dec.19: On the fourth day of the ongoing 22nd Imphal book fair 2013 held at Hapta Kangjeibung organised by the State central Library and State’s Department of Art and culture in collaboration with Raja Ramohan Roy Library Foundation, Kolkata, Eminent resource persons spoke on the topics “Impact of Library on writers of Manipur” and “Acts and Rules under Department of Arts and culture”.
“Lack of reading habit in the state affects the professional writers and the future of writers is dark. It is hard to sell 500 copies of a newly released book of a writer while books of Harry potter and God of small things are sold in terms of million copies. For bringing permanent peace and development in the state, strengthening of library movement and reading habit is the need of the hour, said Assistant professor of Department of Library and Information, MU, Dr. Ch. Ibohal Singh while delivering his speech on the topic Impact of library on writers of Manipur.
Advocate Salam Rupachandra also spoke on the same topic. While K. Shashikanta, RO, Archeology Department spoke on the topic “Acts and rules under Department of Art and culture”. L. Sobita Devi co-ordinated the symposium.
About 200 book stalls including stalls from the local and outside are participating the Imphal book fair which will conclude on December 24 and the fair witnessed coming of more Numbers of visitors too.