Wednesday, July 17, 2013

M. A. Sikander meets delegates of the Parliament of the Republic of Indonesia

“India is the third largest English language publishing industry in the world and one lakh books are produced by India annually. Publishing Industry is a very vibrant industry which has been growing at a very rapid pace” said Shri M.A. Sikander, the Director of National Book Trust, India while giving the presentation on the accolades achieved by National Book Trust, India in the Publishing field at NBT Headquarters at Vasant Kunj, New Delhi.

National Book Trust, India (NBT) has been organising courses in publishing throughout the country. An apex body of the Department of Higher Education, Ministry of Human Resource Development, NBT was established in 1957 by the Government of India, with the objective to promote books and inculcate reading habits in the country. Besides publishing, which forms its major activity, the NBT is also involved in a number of book promotional activities, like organising book exhibitions, both in India and abroad. NBT also organises the biennial New Delhi World Book Fair, considered to be the largest book fair in the Afro-Asian region. Every year National Book Trust, India publishes more than 100 books in English as well as in other Indian Languages like Hindi, Oriya, Telugu, Bangla and others.

The Presentation was followed by the panel discussion. The session was moderated by the Director of the National Book Trust.

“Thank You Mr Sikander for giving us a warm welcome to all of us . I would like to realize my gratitude to Mr Sikander and  would like to tell that the main objective of coming here is to discuss the law of book publishing in this Industry, therefore we have chosen NBT, India as the main place to learn about books as NBT, India is one of the best book systems in the world.” Said Rizali Wilmar Indrakesuma                                        ,The Head of the Parliament of the Republic of Indonesia (Committee X on Education, Culture & Tourism, Youth & Sports & Library Affairs)

At the end, Shri M. A. Sikander proposed a vote of thanks to all the members who were present in the discussion.

(Kumar Samresh)
Public Relation Officer
National Book Trust, India
Nehru Bhawan, 5 Institutional Area, Phase-II
Vasant Kunj, New Delhi-110070
Contact No.  (M) 9911241800

Rishi Bammi
PR Professional
National Book Trust, India

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New Delhi, 16th July 2013: 92.7 BIG FM Delhi has clinched the top spot in the 10am to 12pm time band among private radio stations with the launch of its new show ‘Suhaana Safar with Annu Kapoor’. The show, hosted by the versatile Annu Kapoor has registered a TSL of 1.46, and has beat all competing private radio stations in the capital city. Suhaana Safar with Annu Kapoor launched amidst much fanfare on 24th June, 2013 and has resonated excellently with audiences, creating a strong connect in the minds of listeners across Delhi.  

Suhaana Safar with Annu Kapoor: Timeband – 10am-12noon
Radio Station
92.7 BIG FM Delhi
Fever FM 104 Delhi
Radio Mirchi 98.3 Delhi
Radio City 91.1 Delhi
Red FM 93.5 Delhi
Oye! 104.8 FM Delhi
Source: RAM Data; Week 26-2013 (23 June to 29 June)

Suhaana Safar with Annu Kapoor gives listeners an opportunity to listen to music from the golden era of Indian film music - between 1955 and 1985. Hosted by the affable Annu Kapoor, the show enables listeners to relive the golden era year-by-year while taking them on an exhilarating journey where the actor narrates behind-the-scene incidents, interesting facts and trivia about movies and plays the top 12 songs of a particular year. While songs from the era are etched in listeners’ minds, the stories behind these glorious melodies are relatively unknown. The romantic, melodious, lyrically charming, meticulously orchestrated and harmoniously sung songs of the golden-era are a treat to the senses and epitomize Hindi film music’s finest period.

Ashwin Padmanabhan, Business Head, 92.7 BIG FM said: “Our most recently launched show Suhaana Safar with Annu Kapoor has reverberated excellently with audiences and has received an overwhelming response making us No. 1 in the time slot. Our programming has always been designed to meet audience preferences, and with this format of show coupled with Mr. Annu Kapoor as host, there couldn’t be a better offering.  The TSL (time spent listening) highlights the stickiness of the show and I commend the entire team for bringing together this exceptional aural experience on 92.7 BIG FM.”

About Reliance Broadcast Network Ltd.

Reliance Broadcast Network Limited is a media entertainment conglomerate with play across radio, television, intellectual properties and television production. It is part of the Reliance Group and specializes in creating and executing integrated media solutions for brands. The company houses the following verticals: 92.7 BIG FM – India’s largest FM Network with 45 stations, reaching over 4 crore Indians each week; BIG CBS Networks – A joint venture with CBS Studios International, offering 3 English Entertainment Channels - Prime, Love, Spark, as well as a regional General Entertainment Channel for the PCHP region called Spark Punjabi; BIG RTL THRILL – the first channel from the Company’s joint venture with Europe’s RTL Group, targeted at male audiences and is positioned as the ultimate action destination; BIG MAGIC – a regional General Entertainment Channel for the Hindi heartland, which has also expanded into the US, Canada and Australia under the brand name BIG MAGIC INTERNATIONAL; BIG PRODUCTIONS – the television content production division that caters to the creative needs of the diverse Indian television landscape. Reliance Broadcast Network also distributes Bloomberg TV India, the country’s premier business news channel as part of its television bouquet. For more information log on to

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