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Three-day book fair concludes at Government College University Hyderabad

Report: Zulfiqar Ali Bhatti

HYDERABAD: The three-day book fair at Government College University  concluded on Thursday. The fair was aimed at providing an opportunity to students and faculty members to purchase the books of their interest under one roof and to promote reading habits among students. In the fair book vendors  participated from Lahore, Karachi, Islamabad and Rawalpindi. The fair was arranged by the English Department in collaboration with the Library committee.

Speaking at the event, Vice Chancellor Dr Tayyaba Zarif said that by reading books, we can enlighten our mind and soul so we should try to inculcate habit of book reading in our young generation. She also urged teachers and media to  play their role to make the youth aware of the importance of books. Book fairs are highly remarkable intellectual activity especially for promotion of higher education and increasing book reading habits.

She appreciated efforts of the vendors who participated in the book fair and provided exposure to the students and faculty members who may not have enough inspiration to go to bookshops. She said it was good opportunity for the students to know about the latest researches and topics which might help in the flourishing of the reading culture.

She urged the teachers to play their role in promoting the culture of book reading and all educational institutes must arrange book fairs. A large number of students and faculty members attended the book fair and purchased books related to their interest and disciplines.

A number of vendors displayed books related to literature and linguistics (English and Urdu), Social Sciences, Sciences, Engineering, Urdu, Islamic Literature, architecture, fine arts, computer sciences, media, and current affairs and others which were sold on discounted rates.



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