World Book Day: From All India Radio to Art of Living to Mamata Banerjee, here’s how Twitterati celebrates the power of reading

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Published: April 23, 2019 2:55:54 PM

By celebrating World Book Day, UNESCO has brought the world together on one platform to celebrate creativity, diversity and the joy of reading books.

World Book Day

Readers, rejoice! On World Book Day, everyone has something memorable to share about their favourite books and authors. It becomes a sea of information on social media, whereby book lovers can come together and celebrate the power and joy of books on social media. On World Book Day, take a look at how Twitterati, from All India Radio to UNESCO, United Nations and Mamata Banerjee came together to celebrate the joys of reading.

Wondering how this all began? UNESCO selected April 23rd to be celebrated worldwide as World Book and Copyright Day. The objective of celebrating World Book Day by UNESCO was to spread the love for reading and promote a spirit among readers to pay their tributes to their favourite authors. Thus, April 23rd was finalised by the UNESCO in the year 1995 to honour books and authors worldwide.

By celebrating World Book Day, UNESCO has brought the world together on one platform to celebrate creativity, diversity and the joy of reading books. The day is memorable for readers and publishers, who are the key stakeholders in the book publishing industry across the globe. Other notable stakeholders include students, schools, reading clubs, author platforms and organisations, private institutions that spread the love for learning, celebrities and influencers who can play a big role in creating awareness around book reading and humanitarian organisations and media that can highlight the importance of reading literacy to take the nation forward.

On World Book Day, quotes about books are making the rounds, which is fun to collect and compile for future reference as well. A popular quote on book love by Steve Leveen, for instance, has been doing the rounds on social media platform and the quote reads like this: Book love is something like romantic love. When we are reading a really great book, burdens feel lighter, cares seem smaller and commonplaces are suddenly delightful. The world holds promise.”

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