ii. World Book Day is an occasion to celebrate the importance of books in our life. The day is organised by the UNESCO to promote reading habits in people, especially in the youth.
iii. Even in the age of technology and social networking , books continue to acquire a significant place in our life. The joy of reading a book by your favourite author cannot be replaced by any other medium.
iv. UNESCO decided to celebrate 23rd of April as world book day as this day marks the death anniversary of both William Shakespeare and Miguel de Cervantes.
v. Each year, UNESCO and the international organizations representing the three major sectors of the book industry - publishers, booksellers and libraries, select the World Book Capital for a one-year period, effective 23 April each year.