Neyveli Book FairNeyveli - the notable electri - 'city' of Tamil Nadu is a notable mining and power generation township located in the territorial dominion of Cuddalore in Tamil Nadu. Neyveli is just 43.3 km away from the city center of Cuddalore (via SH 138) and is a significant landmark of the district. The Neyveli Township was actually built up following the excavation of lignite commenced by the Neyveli Lignite Corporation, popularly called as the NLC.
The name Neyveli Lignite Corporation or simply NLC reminds of two things to many, especially to book sellers and book readers. One is so obvious, that is electricity and the other being - Neyveli Book Fair. A far-famed annual event of the Neyveli Township, widely known as the Neyveli Book Fair is one of the most important events of the district and nothing short of a festival to the book readers! Let's get to know more about the popular Neyveli Book Fair.
Neyveli Book Fair - The Success Story
It all started during the year 1998 when the first edition of the Neyveli Book Fair was organized under the kind endorsement and guidance of the Neyveli Lignite Corporation. There is no stopping for the annual event that the Neyveli Book Fair is a massive hit among the people of Tamil Nadu and now, the event is regarded as one of the largest book fairs in the country. A recent news report stated that Neyveli Book Fair is officially the second largest book fair in all of South India, succeeding the notable Chennai Book Fair ( also known as Madras Book Fair). The fair is conducted by the NLC as a part of their corporate social responsibility.
The annual event has come a long way that today, the Neyveli Lignite Corporation is gearing up to conduct the eighteenth edition of the book fair, starting from 3rd July 2015. The yearly get together of book-friendly people is a 10-day long event where book sellers, multimedia publishers (educational softwares only), book publishers and media publishers from all over the country, gather and showcase their collections. Besides, several other entertainment and other events are held during the event days, which include felicitation programme of writers, public debates, book discussions, dramatic plays and many other recreational events. The event is usually conducted during the months of June to August.
Neyveli Book Fair also comprises of multitude of entertaining games and snacks and refreshments for the convenience of the visitors. During the course of the ten day event, one book would be published, and one distinguished author and one publishing house would be rewarded and honored. More than 150 publishing companies would set up the book stalls and stack them with hundreds of thousands of titles. Furthermore, every year, the organizing committee of the Neyveli Book Fair extends free admission to numerous school students from the neighboring districts of Cuddalore, Thiruvannamalai, Villupuram and from the Puducherry (Pondicherry UT).
At the end of the each day of the book fair, spot competitions would be conducted for the ticket holders and children and winners would be gifted with books. In addition, a free medical checkup would also be followed through by a team of health care professionals from the NLC-run General Hospital.
Quick Facts of Neyveli Book Fair:Venue:
Neyveli Book Fair 2015
Book Fair Grounds (Lignite Hall Premises)
Block-11, Neyveli - 607 803
3rd July 2015 to 12th July 2015
Weekdays: 11:00 AM to 9:00 PM
Weekends: 10:00 AM to 9:00 PM
Contact Details of the Organizer:
Secretary / Neyveli Book Fair 2015
The Chief General Manager / TA
Township Administrative Office, NLC Ltd, Block-10, Neyveli - 607803
Phone Number: 04142-252396
Facilities Provided at the Venue:
Security, Fire protection, Telephone, First aid, Local transport, Bank facilities, Courier service