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Even in this digital era, if there's something whose power and magic has stayed unchanged, it's the act of reading. Doesn't matter which book you read and how you read it, reading takes you to a faraway imaginary land from the comfort of your room.

Today, we are celebrating what brought us relief and a little escape in this pandemic-stricken world- Books. April 23 marks World Book Day also known as World Book and Copyright Day or International Day of the book.

For the uninitiated, World Book Day is an annual event organized by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) to promote reading, publishing and copyright. The first World Book Day was celebrated on 23 April in 1995 and continues to be recognized on that day.

On this literary occasion, UNESCO made a fun tweet and shared access to the World Digital Library. The tweet reads, "The sure cure for cabin fever: one dose of imagination and one click to the World Digital Library for free access to thousands of books, documents & photos from all countries and cultures. Happy #WorldBookDay! Check it out here:"

The official Twitter handle of The Nobel Prize made a tweet remembering the noble laureate Rabindranath Tagore today. The tweet reads, ""The highest education is that which does not merely give us information but makes our life in harmony with all existence." - Rabindranath Tagore, awarded the 1913 #NobelPrize in Literature. #WorldBookDay"

Here's a look at the bibliophiles who are celebrating World Book Day virtually and making #WorldBookDay trend.

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