This year’s Info Fair was a bit different from previous years. In contrast to most of the public events where political leaders inaugurate the events, the Info Fair was inaugurated by a robot on Thursday, July 1. The robot started the Fair by cutting a red ribbon on the entrance of the Info Fair location in Bhrikuti Mandap.
The technology fair made news previously when the organizers announced a $88 laptop (netbook), the stall of which, attracted the most number of visitors.
According to the organizers, first day of the fair saw 80,000 visitors. On the second and third day, there were 90,000 and 96,311 visitors respectively, in the event.