Two-day `Faisalabad Book Fair’ to start from May 11

ISLAMABAD (Sarzameen News)- After receiving overwhelming response from the record visitors of National Book Fair held in federal capital last month, another two-day book fair will be kicked off in Faisalabad from May 11, bringing a number of book oriented activities for the locals, especially youth and children.

Faisalabad Book Fair’ is being arranged by National Book Foundation (NBF) in collaboration with Faisalabad Arts Council which will feature around 50 book stalls by the local publishers. This book fair is a part of the series of the book fairs planned on the directives of Advisor to Prime Minister on National History and Literary Heritage (NH&LH), Irfan Siddiqui, to be arranged in big cities as well as small towns to promote book reading culture among citizens.

A meeting to review arrangements of the book fair was held last week which was presided by Advisor to Prime Minister, Irfan Siddiqui. Irfan Siddiqui directed the concerned officials to invite heads of Universities and other educational institutions, students and teachers to visit the book fair.

He also directed officials to ensure maximum membership facility to the book lovers under Readers Club scheme of NBF during the fair and ask the publishers to offer maximum discount on the books.

Talking to APP on Wednesday, Managing Director, NBF, Dr. Inam ul Haq Javed said promotion of book reading culture is a noble cause and his division will carry forward this mission diligently to create a knowledgeable society.

He mentioned that the book fair will feature different activities including Book Parade, Book Flag Hoisting, Book Song, Readers Club Membership, Book Lucky Draws, Discussion on the topic Kitab Aik Zinda Haqeeqat, Dialogue Promotion of Book Reading Culture, Book Launching Ceremony of Book Nili Bahar” by Tahira Iqbal and children activities.

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