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Sahitya Akademi launches outlet at Vishwavidyalaya station

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

With an aim to promote Indian literature among the masses, the Sahitya Akademi today threw open its second Metro outlet at the Vishwavidyalaya station, close to University's North Campus.

Another such bookstall, as part of a joint initiative by Metro Rail Corporation and Sahitya Akademy, is already functional at the Kashmere Gate station.

"The idea of this initiative is to promote Indian literature by providing quality books in Indian languages published by the Akademy and also to cultivate reading habits among Metro commuters and employees," a DMRC statement said.

Smart card owning metro commuters will be entitled to a 15 per cent discount on books purchased from this outlet, it said.

Sahitya Akademy Chairman Vishwanath Prasad Tiwari launched the shop in the presence of senior DMRC and Akademy officials.

Two other outlets, opened in association with National Book Trust, are also operational at the Kashmere Gate and Vishwavidyalaya stations since last year.

First Published: Wed, August 19 2015. 21:57 IST