New Delhi: World Book Day, also known as World Book and Copyright Day, or International Day of the Book, is an annual event organized by the United Nations Educational Scienific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) to promote reading, publishing and copyright. The first World Book Day was celebrated on 23 April in 1995, and continues to be recognized on that day.
“Books have the power to transport us to new worlds and different times, but they can also take us back to the important moments in our own lives. Many of us have special memories of the books that have inspired us, and have learned the profound effect that reading the right book can have at the right moment. From building your vocabulary to reducing stress, preventing age-related cognitive decline and increasing your ability to empathize, reading books is an easy way to look after your mind and body,” said Sandeep Marwah President of AAFT University in a webinar organised to celebrate World Book Day in association with ICMEI.
During all these months when all of us have seen periods of confinement and people have had to limit their time spent outside, books have proved to be powerful tools to combat isolation, reinforce ties between people, expand our horizons, while stimulating our minds and creativity. This pandemic has revived the habit of reading books,” added Sandeep Marwah while mentioning Sewa Ram Marwah Library at Marwah Studios.