COVID-19 Lockdown: Happy reading initiative from National Book Trust

COVID-19 Lockdown: Happy reading initiative from National Book Trust
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NEW DELHI:As citizens stay locked down to contain coronavirus, the National Book Trust (NBT) has launched #StayHomeIndiaWithBooks initiative to kill boredom.

The best-selling titles available at NBT can be downloaded for free.The initiative is to motivate people to read while they stay at home during the lockdown.

More than 100 books are available in PDF format at the NBT's website,https://nbtindia.gov.in. More books will be added to the list.

Many books for children are also available.

The books are in various languages including English, Hindi, Marathi, Punjabi, Bangla, Guajarati, Odia, Kokborok, Asamiya, Mizo, Bodo, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Malayalam, Nepali, Urdu and Sanskrit.

They cover all genres of fiction, biography, popular science, teacher's handbook, including those authored by Tagore, Premchand and books on Mahatma Gandhi.

Some select titles include Holidays Have Come, Nine Little Birds, The Puzzle,Gandhi: Warrior of Non-Violence, Women Scientists in India, Animals You can't Forget, Activity-Based Learning Science, Gandhi Tatva Satkam, A Touch of Glass, and many more.

However, commercial use of these books is not allowed.

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