The Department of Libraries, in collaboration with Metropolitan Corporation Islamabad “(MCI) and Islamabad Capital Territory (ICT)”, has planned to arrange three-day Capital Book Fair from January 5 to 7.
The book fair being arranged at Arts Craft Village, Shakarparian, will offer a variety of books on discounted prices. The objectives behind arranging this book fair is to revive the book reading habit among general public especially youth, preserve our literary cultural heritage and bring back the culture of book in the society.
Book lovers, especially students and researchers, belonging to the twin cities Rawalpindi and Islamabad are much excited about the book fair to quench their thrust for knowledge.
Professor Tahirsaid “This book fair is the much-needed activity to instill book reading culture among the youth, who are now more focused on the electronic gadgets instead of books.” He appreciated the step taken by the Department of Libraries for promoting book culture in the society and urged the educational and literary departments to keep arranging such activities on regular basis to attract the youngsters towards books and strengthen their bond with book. NazishAbbasi, a school teacher and research scholar while sharing her views, said that unfortunately the culture of reading books was almost becoming non-existent “in our society due to many reasons, including high prices of books and easy access to books on internet.” —APP