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Book With Relevant Coronavirus Pandemic Info

New Delhi/Bhubaneswar: The nationwide physique for guide publishing and guide promotion, Nationwide E-book Belief (NBT) below the Ministry of Human Useful resource Improvement (MHRD), Authorities of India, might be launching a guide titled ‘Corona Studies Series’ to supply related studying supplies for all age-groups for post-Covid-19 readership wants and likewise present a platform to authors and researchers keen to contribute on this style.

The studying supplies are for all age teams and are targeted on the post-Corona readership necessities. NBT additionally goals to supply related info on the psychological, social, financial and cultural significance of Coronavirus Pandemic for the human society in instances to come back.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi declared 21-days nationwide lockdown to manage the unfold of Coronavirus within the nation. Although the lockdown has confirmed to be useful in controlling the unfold of the virus, many individuals are nonetheless uncertain in regards to the future. Aside from that many even are unaware in regards to the pandemic and its associated info intimately.

“In response to the national crisis of this proportion, we believe that as a national institution it is our duty to take initiatives within our domain area to provide support in the form of new reading materials. The ‘Corona Studies Series’ seeks to be our long-term contribution to prepare and engage readers with the various aspects of the Corona times by bringing out affordable books in various Indian languages in the identified subject areas. It will also provide suitable platform to authors and researchers willing to contribute in this genre,” mentioned Professor Govind Prasad Sharma, Chairman, Nationwide E-book Belief, India.

“We have been closely following the Corona-related developments and taking cues from the multi-dimensional initiatives of our parent Ministry of HRD’s (Government of India) initiatives to meet the challenges of the Corona Pandemic. As a body for reading promotion, we find that we have a significant role to play. Accordingly, we started #StayHomeIndiaWithBooks initiatives by uploading PDFs of some of our select and bestselling titles for free downloads, and we have been receiving tremendous response,” mentioned Shri Yuvraj Malik, Director, Nationwide E-book Belief, India.

Malik added, “Taking a comprehensive view, we are launching this publishing series. As the first step, we have set-up a Study Group comprising of some experienced and young psychologists/counsellors to prepare books on the sub-series on ‘Psycho-Social Impact of Corona Pandemic and the Ways to Cope’. We hope to bring out both e-editions and printed editions of these books soon enough as support materials for the readers.”

“We have identified various areas for preparing suitable reading materials under the ‘Corona Studies Series’. Besides, the sub-series on the Psycho-Social Impact on various segment of population due to Corona crisis, we are preparing children’s books to let them know about Our Corona Warriors, and other story and picture books related to various aspects of Corona to create awareness. Also, books focused on art, literature, folklore, economic and sociological aspects, science/health awareness emerging out of the Corona pandemic, and the lockdown, are also in the pipeline”, mentioned Shri Kumar Vikram, Senior Editor of Nationwide E-book Belief, India, who’s main the Mission.

The NBT Research Group includes of Dr. Jitender Nagpal, Dr.Harsheeta, Sq. Ldr (Rtd.) Meena Arora, Lt. Col. Tarun Uppal, Mrs. Rekha Chauhan, Mrs. Sonie Sidhu and Ms. Aparajita Dixit.

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