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New Publication Board outlet at Panbazar

By Staff reporter

GUWAHATI, July 13 � The Publication Board, Assam is all set to expand its presence across Assam with its books being made available through new outlets set up in public-private partnership mode.

People will have access to a wide range of volumes, many of which have been well received by the public in the recent past but were not readily available in bookshops.

State Education Minister and Chairperson of the Board Himanta Biswa Sarma said this while opening a new outlet at Panbazar today. The new venture opened in partnership with Asam Book Hive has a stock of old as well as new publications from the Board, some of which were difficult to locate till now.

Responding to a query from this reporter, the minister stated that a number of new titles from the Board are in the press and recently a good number of authors have been commissioned to write books on select subjects.

Sarma was hopeful that the reading public would appreciate the endeavour and the Board would be able to encourage the diffusion of information and knowledge in the days ahead. He said that new outlets would be opened by the end of this year in district headquarters.

The outlet at Panbazar currently has a rich collection of Assamese as well as English titles on a range of subjects. Around 500 books are on sale and the numbers are likely to increase in the coming days.

Brett Lee takes a phone call as he walks on the Sydney Cricket Ground after announcing his retirement from international cricket in Sydney on Friday.

Brazilian footballer Lucas takes part in a training session of the national football team participating in the London Olympics, in Rio de Janeiro on Thursday.

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New Publication Board outlet at Panbazar

GUWAHATI, July 13 � The Publication Board, Assam is all set to expand its presence across Assam with its books being made available through new outlets set up in public-private partnership mode.

People will have access to a wide range of volumes, many of which have been well received by the public in the recent past but were not readily available in bookshops.

State Education Minister and Chairperson of the Board Himanta Biswa Sarma said this while opening a new outlet at Panbazar today. The new venture opened in partnership with Asam Book Hive has a stock of old as well as new publications from the Board, some of which were difficult to locate till now.

Responding to a query from this reporter, the minister stated that a number of new titles from the Board are in the press and recently a good number of authors have been commissioned to write books on select subjects.

Sarma was hopeful that the reading public would appreciate the endeavour and the Board would be able to encourage the diffusion of information and knowledge in the days ahead. He said that new outlets would be opened by the end of this year in district headquarters.

The outlet at Panbazar currently has a rich collection of Assamese as well as English titles on a range of subjects. Around 500 books are on sale and the numbers are likely to increase in the coming days.

Brett Lee takes a phone call as he walks on the Sydney Cricket Ground after announcing his retirement from international cricket in Sydney on Friday.

Brazilian footballer Lucas takes part in a training session of the national football team participating in the London Olympics, in Rio de Janeiro on Thursday.