नयी दिल्ली New Delhi: The first ever NBT Metro Book Shop was inaugurated by Mangu Singh, Managing Director, DMRC at Kashmere Gate Metro Station today in presence of A. Sethumadhavan , Chairman, National Book Trust and M.A Sikandar , Director, National Book Trust.
The National Book Trust, India and Delhi Metro join hands in this unique venture to promote books and encourage reading habits amongst the people. As part of this initiative, the NBT will open special book shops at important Metro Stations for the benefit of students and other commuters towards encouraging them to buy and read books .The initiative, the Trust hopes, will encourage people to read books while traveling, especially during the “non-peak” hours.
Further a NBT officials said, “15 % discount will be given on purchase of books for all metro card holders and Commuters can become lifetime Book club member by paying Rs 100 and avail 20 % discount on purchase of books .” Online sale of NBT publications is also available at nbtindia.gov.in.
The NBT will target students of Delhi University, many of who travel on the Delhi Metro, said NBT official. The NBT considers this arrangement as an opportunity to exhibit its publication at Metro stations in the Capital. The authorities further said that NBT Metro Book Shop will be opened at Vishwavidyalaya Metro Station very shortly.
On this occasion DMRC Managing Director Mangu Singh said that “ it is a good beginning and National Book Trust has a range of books and of all kinds of genre. I wish this initiative will promote reading habits among commuters”.
NBT’s Chairman A Sethumadhavan and Director NBT M.A. Sikandar welcomed DMRC Managing Director and apprised him about the different initiatives taken by NBT in promoting reading habits among people.
NBT Chairman said that “it is a unique initiative by two government bodies and definitely it will motivate people to read more” Further M.A. Sikandar added that our motive is to promote books.