Chennai, March 15 (IANS): Tamil Nadu Chief Minister MK Stalin announced on Tuesday that the state government would establish a mega book park in the state and the land for it was being identified.
He made the announcement while addressing a program at Kalaivnar Aragam in Chennai after presenting the state government awards to Tamil scholars and social workers.
Stalin said his late father, former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Mr. Karunanidhi, conceived the idea of a mega book park, but for several reasons it did not materialize.
He said the mega book park would be a platform for booksellers, printers, publishers, authors and writers.
The chief minister said that world famous book publishers would establish their units in the mega book park.
The book park will provide a platform to exchange ideas and be an arena for cultural and literary discussions in the future, he added.
He said that almost all new books will be present in the park and the government will provide all necessary support to the park by all means.