GCUniversity book fair gets warm response

LAHORE:20 April:Government College University Lahore Library Society has organised a two-day book fair at the University’s Abdus Salam Hall in connection with the World Book Day celebrated every year on April 23. According to a press release issued here on Wednesday, a good number of national and international publishers, including the Oxford University Press, have set up their stalls at the book fair, which received a warm response from students and faculty members on the opening day on Wednesday. Eminent writer Dr Tariq Rahman inaugurated the book fair. Addressing the opening ceremony, GCU Dean Faculty of Languages and Oriental Learning Prof Dr Iqbal Shahid said that books have a great significance and information technology could not replace them. He said parents should gift their children books to promote reading habits. He said publishers were giving discount up to 25 percent on books at the book fair. GCU Dean Faculty of Social Sciences Prof Dr Tahir Kamran said that it’s a book lovers rejoice, and such activities should be held on regular basis in all educational institutions especially schools. He said books left ever-lasting impressions on the minds of the readers. Talking to media, the university students said visiting book fair was a great informative experience in itself even if you did not buy books. It makes you aware of the latest publications on different subjects,” they said. The fair will remain open till Thursday (today) at 4pm.The news.

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