38th Awards For Excellence In Book Production
FIP organised the Ceremony For 38th Awards For Excellence In Book Production on 30 AUGUST 2018 AT PRAGATI MAIDAN, NEW DELHI. Mr Amit Khare, Secretary Ministry of Information & Broadcasting, was the chief guest on the occasion. He spoke of the importance of Indian publishing and for an urgent need to have a national policy to support India’s growth as a knowledge economy and take into account the rapid technological changes and digital growth in publishing.
FIP received 1326 books from 90 publishers for various categories of awards. 135 titles by 68 publishers in English and key Indian languages were selected by the eminent jury for various categories of prizes. The Jury members comprised eminent personalities well versed with different aspects of publishing. They are Dr. Pramod Kumar, Department of Humanities, IGNOU, Shri Tarun Dev, Assistant Director,Production, NBT and Shri Virender Malik, Print and Publishing.
45 titles received the first prize 50 titles for second prize and 41 titles for Certificate of Merit in different segments . It was great to see such a strong regional representation in the publishers present.