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Nationwide Book Collection Drive by Gyaanexchange

Gyaanexchange.com launches Gift of Gyaan – A nationwide Book Collection Drive On 11th October, 2012, celebrates its very first anniversary. To mark this occasion the brand has announced an all India Book Collection Drive. The drive is ongoing in the country’s key metros and will last until 10th October, 2012.

Gyaanexchange.com is an online community where anybody with a skill, knowledge or idea can teach and anyone with a desire to gain knowledge can learn new things. Gyaanexchange aims to collect atleast 500 books through this drive and has volunteered to give them to an NGO called Goonj http://goonj.org

The brand will also be giving away exciting prizes to those who give the maximum number of books. The top three and ten lucky winners will get a book hamper from Gyaanexchange.com

Siddharth Bhansali, CEO and Co – Founder said “We are very excited to launch this drive. It’s been a year that Gyaanexchange was launched in Mumbai and Delhi and we’ve received a tremendous response from all over the country. This is our chance to show that we appreciate all the love and support and express our gratitude by giving back to the community in our own little way.”

Vishad Shanghvi COO and Cofounder said, “We at Gyaanexchange really believe in the power of knowledge. Our aim is to influence people to keep learning and enhancing their skills. The book collection drive aims at making knowledge accessible to those who need it most so that these people are better equipped to sustain themselves and lead fulfilling lives.”

Books can be sent to any of the following addresses :

Noesis Knowledge Solutions,
105 Regal Diamond Center,
Opera House,
Mumbai 400004.
Phone No : 9167606469

Kunzum Cafe :
T – 49, GF, Hauz Khas Village,
New Delhi, 110016
Phone No : 011 – 26513949.

Books can also be given through any e – commerce sites by giving the address of any of the above mentioned locations.

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Book Fair draws crowd 2012

Book lovers have reasons to cheer up at the book fair organised by the Rotary Club of Coimbatore West at Suguna Kalyana Mandapam, Avinashi Road.

From folk tales to children’s classics to biographies, the well – illustrated books from the Children’s’ Book Trust, New Delhi, is the main attraction at the 17th edition of the fair. Around 260 titles including 120 English, 120 Hindi and 20 Tamil titles are available at the stall.

Higginbotham’s Private Limited’s stall has over 3,000 titles including classic and contemporary literature and academic texts on a variety of topics. Literary titles in Tamil including works in translation and English titles including anthologies and literary history from Sahitya Akademi are among the most sought out by visitors.

Apart from books, educational CDs, learning tools, software tutors, scientific educational aids are available at the fair with over 43 publishers and distributors. Supplementary readers for students, guides and question banks for competitive examinations and syllabus – oriented books for teachers and students are on display.

Books on a variety of other topics ranging from architecture and business to spirituality are also part of the fair. The stall by Indhira Gandhi National Open University offers study materials on various streams.

The expo will be on till 30th September, 2012 from 11 a.m. to 8.30 p.m. According to the Chairman of the book fair committee, P.P. Subrmanian, the fair aimed to create an interest in reading while familiarising people with titles on a variety of subjects.

Students would be given 10 per cent discount on certain products on producing their identity cards. Various entertainments programmes and quiz contests would be held as part of the fair, he said.

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