DEHRADUN, Nov 17
Uttarakhand Governor Dr K.K .Paul has said that in order to develop the reading habit among children, literature should be made interesting for them and also should be available at low prices.
Governor was speaking as the chief guest at the inauguration of Valley of Words, a three-day International Festival of literature and arts that started in Dehradun on Saturday.
Dr K.K. Paul said Hindi literature needed to be translated into English and vice-versa so that literary works could reach more and more people. Translation of Hindi works into English would also give them a global reach. Governor said Uttarakhand had always been attracting writers, scholars and the spiritual seekers. The scenic splendour of the region had inspired many writers and become their muse.
He said Mahatma Gandhi was drawn to the beauty of Kumaon just as Gurudev Rabindranath Tagore ,Swami Vivekananda and Sri Aurobindo were attracted to Uttarakhand hills.
Famous writer Gurucharan Das, chief secretary Utpal Kumar Singh , FRI’s Director Dr. Savita and NBT chairperson Dr. Baldev Bhai were prominent present at the inaugural ceremony.