Governor of Madhya Pradesh inaugurates Vishwarang Pustak Yatra, India’s biggest, one-of-its-kind awareness campaign about books

Vishwarang Pustak Yatra aims to spread the culture of reading & literature to the grassroots of India by covering 4 states, 100 districts and 200 blocks covering 15000 km distance in total.




Bhopal  – India’s largest campaign organised by the Rabindranath Tagore University in Madhya Pradesh, to raise awareness about books was inaugurated by Shri Mangubhai Patel, Hon’ble Governor of Madhya Pradesh at Raj Bhavan on 22nd September, Thursday. Under this unique initiative, 100 districts and 200 blocks will be covered across four states of the country. The one-of-its-kind event saw the presence of dignitaries such as– University Chancellor Mr. Santosh Choubey, Pro-Chancellor Siddharth Chaturvedi, Vice President Dr. Brahm Prakash Pathiya, Registrar Dr. Vijay Singh, Director of the AISECT Group of Universities Dr. Aditi Chaturvedi Vats, Chairman of the Vanmali Creation Back Mukesh Verma, Director of Tagore World Arts and Culture Centre Shri Vinay Upadhyay, Director of the World Color Book Tour Mr. Sanjay Singh Rathore.


On this occasion, the Hon’ble Governor Shri Mangubhai Patel shared his appreciation for the university’s effort in organizing a distinctive event such as Pustak Yatra. He said that it is important for the campaign to reach remote areas and connect with people who do not have access to quality books and information. Shri Santosh Choubey, Chancellor of the Rabindranath Tagore University, expressed that the idea of how this initiative ties-up up to the broad engagement of the ‘Ajadi ka Amrit Festival’ and it aims to bring forward the anonymous heroes of India, whether it is scientific, writers, be historians and even freedom fighters who have played an important role in bringing Indian culture and heritage to the world map. Our aim through Vishwarang Pustak Yatra is to make book donations a regular activity and provide access to diverse and interesting reading content.


This edition of the Vishwarang Pustak Yatra will hold a total of 11 visits between 22 to 30 September, out of which 7 visits will be to Bhopal, Gwalior, Indore, Jabalpur, Khandwa, Reva, Raisen of MP state, and two visits will be at Raipur and Bilaspur of Chhattisgarh state. One visit will be held in Vaishali, Bihar and the last one in Hazaribagh of Jharkhand state. Through this initiative, the AISECT group aims to collaborate and restore old libraries, which have a wealth of unique books and a place of knowledge. Vishwarang Pustak Yatra travel will focus on the donation of books as its primary goal. As a part of this initiative, the AISECT Group aims to cover a total of 15000 kms in 4 states, 100 districts and 200 blocks.


Vishwarang Pustak Yatra vehicles will be present at major locations in select districts of rural and semi-urban areas of India. The 11-day celebration will be concluded on September 30, along with the fascinating singing presentation of the singer Malini Awasti in Rabindra Bhawan, Bhopal.