The book-reading is of vital importance for improving the academic standard.
This was pointed out at the concluding session of the two- day book fair at the Mohammad Ali Jinnah University (MAJU) here on Wednesday.
Director, Academics of the MAJU, Prof. Dr. Roshan Shaikh, said that books are our best partners which provides us food for thoughts. If one does not read books it means he and she is living without knowledge, he remarked.
The Book Fair was organized at the campus under the auspices of the Library Department, MAJU. Dr. Shaikh said that although Google, WhatsAps, Yahoo, Amazons, You tube, Face book, Computer and other tools of information technology share knowledge to change the world, but our top level writers always prefer to read the books.
He said that it is a matter of satisfaction that our publishing houses are printing multi topics quality books to meet the needs of our students, teachers and other professionals.
He asked the teachers to encourage book-reading habit among their students which is very necessary to improve standard of education in the country. He thanked the publishing houses for providing very useful books on all subjects to students on very special discounted prices during this book fair. Dr. Roshan Shaikh later on distributed shields and certificates among the participating publishers and organizers of the book fair.