Shri Narendra Modi, the then Hon. Chief Minister of Gujarat,
addressing the inaugural function of
1st Amdavad National Book Fair on 1st May 2012.
The Amdavad Municipal Corporation (AMC), established in July 1950 under the Bombay Provincial Corporation Act, 1949, is responsible for the civic infrastructure and administration of the city of Ahmedabad. However under “Vanche Gujarat” Mission under visionary leadership of the then Hon Chief Minister of Gujarat Shri Narendra Modi, AMC organised 1st edition of Amdavad National Book Fair from 1st May 2012 to 7th May 2012. It was a great success with the Sabarmati River Serving as a picturesque backdrop at the Riverfront. The 7-day book festival comprised of panel discussions with renowned authors, interactive & fun activities, workshops for children, a platform for Yuva to showcase their talent and engage with local and celebrated artists through cultural performances. Since then AMC has successfully organized 8 book fairs.
Books are some of the best friends to some of us. They bring the light within us that guides us to act and think with clarity and positivity. From awe inspiring stories explained in depth to some of the unknown facts about the universe, books provide us with invaluable information and knowledge. And there is a festive fair that brings books from all around the world to readers who are passionate about their appetite for reading. Ahmedabad National Book Fair conglomerates fiction and non-fiction books from around the world. Ahmedabad National Book Fair is a paradise for bibliophiles. Whether it is a literary classic or a self-help masterpiece, one can find all kinds of books here. With more than 160 stalls by various publishing and distributing companies, the books found here are diverse and extremely reasonable. Additionally, the fair also provides authentic Gujarati delicacies for you to relish and an outstanding live performance every night.