Books are testimony to facts, events: Minister
Mysore Dasara 2018, News

Books are testimony to facts, events: Minister

October 12, 2018

Mysuru: Although news may fade with time, books have always remained a testimony to facts and events, opined Kannada and Culture & Women and Child Welfare Minister Jayamala.

She was speaking after inaugurating the ‘Kannada Pustaka Mela’ (Book Fair) jointly organised by Kannada and Culture Department, Kannada Book Authority and Mysuru Dasara Samithi-2018, as part of Dasara celebrations at CADA office premises on Sayyaji Rao Road  on Oct. 10.

Noting the advent of  many TV channels these days, Jayamala said that books have always withstood the onslaught of electronic media.

Observing that there is no such thing as ‘shelf-life’ to books, she said that books are important to upgrade one’s knowledge.

Pointing out that books are a treasure for any individual, the Minister said no one can steal or hijack one’s knowledge.

Maintaining that the Pustaka Mela (Book Fair) has a whole range of books on display, she called upon  book-lovers to make best use of this fair.

The Pustaka Mela has 47 stalls with a diverse selection of books and topics. Books on social concerns, caste systems, farmer movements and other significant  social events are also on display at the Mela.


Mysuru’s favorite and largest circulated English evening daily has kept the citizens of Mysuru informed and entertained since 1978. Over the past 45 years, Star of Mysore has been the newspaper that Mysureans reach for every evening to know about the happenings in Mysuru city. The newspaper has feature rich articles and dedicated pages targeted at readers across the demographic spectrum of Mysuru city. With a readership of over 2,50,000 Star of Mysore has been the best connection between it’s readers and their leaders; between advertisers and customers; between Mysuru and Mysureans.


Academy News Papers Private Limited, Publishers, Star of Mysore & Mysuru Mithra, 15-C, Industrial ‘A’ Layout, Bannimantap, Mysuru-570015. Phone no. – 0821 249 6520

To advertise on Star of Mysore, email us at

Online Edition: [email protected]
Print Editon: [email protected]
For News/Press Release: [email protected]