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Govt urges publishers to focus on 'spiritual books' 

millenniumpost , Jan 08, 2018

Highlighting the need of taking forward the message of spirituality and harmony, Minister of Human Resource Development (MoS) Satya Pal Singh on Sunday urged the publishers in the country to promote and come out with more Vedic literature and also focus on spiritual books.

While speaking at the CEOSpeak over Chairman's Breakfast jointly organised by FICCI and National Book Trust, Singh also appealed everyone to celebrate festival of literature terming the World Book Fair a festival. Tomasz Kozlowski, the Ambassador of the European Union to India and Bhutan (non-resident) also highlighted the common rich cultural and literary tradition of both India and Europe and also talked about new trends in the publishing industries, e-books. "New trends in the publishing industries such as the use of e-books might revolutionise the book markets both in Europe and India," he mentioned.

Baldeo Bhai Sharma, Chairman, National Book Trust, emphasised on the need of advertising translated literature in the global market and said, "It is our urge to know each other's culture and literature that proves to be the main guiding spirit for the business of translation and copyright exchange."

The speakers also talked about right interpretation of law relate to Copyrights, IP, Rights and License. Ratnesh Jha, Co-Chair, FICCI Publishing Committee and Mg Director, Cambridge University Press further added that the knowledge economy requires collaboration and cooperation from all the stakeholders to further create capacity building program for youths.