This World Book Fair at New Delhi, National Book Trust and Snapdeal have come together to spread awareness around importance of education, especially aiming to inculcate a reading habit amongst the underprivileged kids through their initiative ‘Har Hath Ek Kitab’. On this occasion, National Book Trust and Snapdeal have launched an online portal http://www.harhaathekkitaab.com to expand its outreach, so that people from across the country can support the movement by gifting books for underprivileged kids.
During Book Fair, organised between 6th January to 14th January at New Delhi, Snapdeal and NBT promoted this initiative through various activity corners organised at different parts of Pragati Maidan.
Under the initiative, people can choose to gift anywhere between 4 to 2000 books at the subsidised price of Rs. 25 per book through the website or the stall. Once a contribution is made, NGOs select relevant books for kids from a catalog of 600+ books by National Book Trust. These books are then dispatched to kids across India where reading among kids is facilitated by NGO staff. Several Kids from various NGOs across NCR will also be exploring the fair and attending various workshops being organised as a part of this initiative.