Participation in the 40th book Fair in Chennai
The Book-Sellers And Publishers Association of South India (BAPASI) has been conducting a most sought after annual utility event called Book Fair. Several reputed publishers and book-sellers participate in the mega event held between 6th and 19th January, 2017 and the book- loving public from far and wide congregate in the venue to buy the books of their liking. This year, Tamilnadu Anuvrat Samiti, Chennai has secured the proud privilege of participation, as it is rather difficult to get a stall allotted. Among the 700 stalls housed in the fair, our stall alone has got the unique distinction of showcasing the mutitudinous literature of the most ancient religion, Jainism. Our stall displayed several titles in Tamil, Hindi and English, embracing the various facets of Jainism, its Shwetamber Terapanth Sect and other innumerable titles wherein the religious preachings and discourses of the reputed Acharyas of the Sect such as Gurudev Shri Tulsi, Acharya Maha Pragya and the Present 11th Acharya, His Holiness Acharya Shri Maha Shraman. The immense literature of the Sadhu-Sadhwis of the sect, the titles throwing light on Anuvrat, its code of conduct and its various advantages and benefits, Jeevan Vigyan, Preksha meditation and the doctrines of Jainism enthralled the audience. Besides, the stall also displayed certain useful books on the science of mudras, yoga and personality development. These books received a warm welcome and spirited response from the public as they were delighted to see so many titles in one place spanning Jainism and its much talked about doctrines.
The Anuvratam Publishers’ stall also enrolled subscribers for the official magazine of the movement, Anuvratam in Tamil and Hindi. The visitors were also briefed about the de-addiction movement currently undertaken with much fervour by His Holiness Acharya Shri Maha Shraman in his Ahimsa Yatra. Many distinguished visitors volunteered to fill in the forms of de-addiction promising to take forward the noble cause to the public at large.
Popular television channels like Sun TV, Polymer TV and Amrutha TV have visited the stall and deftly covered the entire proceedings taking place together with an interview of Sri Karan Challani, Vice President of Chennai Anuvrat Samiti. During the shooting, the web in-charge of Anuvrat Maha Samiti, Delhi Shri. Lokesh Dudhodia, Shri Lalit Anchaliya, Secretary of the local Samiti and Shri Arihant Bothra, member of the Executive Committee provided exhaustive details regarding the Anuvrat movement and its social welfare activities. The TV Channels have assured that the details of the Anuvrat Movement and the de-addiction Propaganda will be telecast for one year in the local media.
The Stall No. 318 of Anuvrat Publishers was dedicated to the public on 6th January,2017 by Padma Shri. Dr. Nalli Kuppusamy, Managing Director of Nalli Silks, a social worker and a reputed Philanthrophist. The First purchase in the stall was made by Shri. Amar Chand Lunked, President, Jain Shwetamber Terapanth Sabha, Chennai from Dr. Ajit Das Jain. Moreover, various dignitaries and famous personalities like Sarva Shri. Sugal Chand Singhvi, Swasti Shri.Lakshmi Sen Bhattacharya Swamy, Prof. Dr. Nizamudhin of Sastra University, Thanjavur, Ashok Galada of Anand Tirth Trust Foundation, Smt. Yoga Priya of Vallalr Sanmargha Sangam, Shri.Durai Murugan, Senior DMK leader and Hon’ble M. Subramanyam, MLA, Saidapet, Chennai.
The fortnight-long book Fair was well-managed and kept open to the public with the able efforts and guidance of Smt. Mala Katrela, President and Shri.Lalit Anchaliya, Secretary of Tamil Nadu Anuvrat Samiti along with the continuous assistance, involvement and meritorious services of Anuvrat Sevi Shri. Sampat Raj Chordia and Organizer Shri. Umrao Singh Sethiya who made the proceedings of our stall in the Book Fair a grand success.