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Pune's World Book Day saw young voices emerge!

A month long affair of literary activities, that saw a culmination at MIT Peace University celebrated new and young authors to the fullest. Jointly organized by Nukkad Cafe, NHRD Pune chapter, MIT-WPU University, Villo Poonawala Foundation, Bookshare, Exploreit, Goethe-Institut, Amar Chitra Katha, Raah, Modern Ashthete, CC and CO, Kahanee, Kitabi Chai, Rainbow Fizz Cafe, RAD TIMES.

From writers from Pune, Mumbai, theatre artists, child athlete, Raj Rao ( India’s first poet to publish a book on poetry on LGBTQ+) and more empowered the audience with their word and discussions.

A display of books and sales by young authors was also the highlight of the event. Here many a discussion took place over chai and more. Topics like Artificial Intelligence, Ethics in forensics, Skill set was seen at Day 2 of the grand finale.

Young and new authors : Sonali Rasal, Gayatri Chawla, Meenal Dighe, Arun Jadhav, Yogesh Pandya, Ishaan Joshi, Shefali Rathore, Nilshree Yelulkar, Col. Ashish Raisinghani and others discussed there books and more. Authors and host Sonali Rasal and Preetha moderated the sessions.

Vaibhav Palival of Nukkad Cafe says, " Pune's World Book Day represents a unified Pune city. it brings together different people and spaces, who have a common objective of making books a part of people's daily life. I thank all the collaborators, authors, volunteers and participants for coming together and making this initiative successful. This Initiative also represents the evolution of books and reading, which makes it connect to people of all generations and in years to come, Pune's World Book Day will be more engaging."



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