The 16th National Book fair

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The 16th National Book fair is starting from September 28 at the Motimahal Lawns in Lucknow for 11 days. 

The event will also mark the 50th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, and also pay tribute to former Indian prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee and eminent Hindi poet Gopaldas Neeraj, who passed away this year on August 16 and July 19 respectively. 

Murlidhar Ahuja, convenor of the fair said, "Books are known to be a man's best friends, and have contributed in strengthening the social fabric of the country. Programmes at the fair will include Urdu and Arabic workshops, shloka-chanting performances, debates and quizes," 

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