ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Information, Broadcasting & National Heritage Senator Pervaiz Rashid on Sunday appreciated and applauded the best efforts of NBF to conduct and organize National Book Day in Islamabad with an unprecedented success.
He said at this auspicious occasion that the people definitely enjoyed a lot these five days of Book Mela.
NBF 6th National Book Day Festival concluded on 26th April with a note of thanks. “It was a successful episode. The credit goes to NBF which held it for extending books at discounted prices at book stalls of different publishers and booksellers.”
He lauded the contribution of Managing Director of NBF in promotion of book culture in the country. “This Book Festival is a successful event in every aspect and angle, each segment was very informative and full of thought provoking ideas,” he said.
He expressed that through this Book Mela, the message of peace, love and brotherhood reached every nock and corner of Pakistan and NBF played a vital role in reaching out to all and sundry. The minister presented the awards to the well-known scholars, Agha Nisar and Ajmal Siraj for their meritorious contributions in literature.
Managing Director, National Book Foundation Prof. Dr. Inam-ul-Haq Javeid thanked all the participants, Book Ambassadors, organizers, book stall holders, guests, book-lovers, teachers and students who made this five days 6th National Book Day very impressive and successful event.
He expressed that celebrating this function with main aim to spread and promote book reading culture among people, particularly youth. Large number of writers, scholars, intellectuals, students, academia and book-lovers attended this concluding session. This Book Festival closed up with the slogan, “Book and peace go together”.
This entertaining, informative and full of activities Book Mela attracted large number of citizens, students, youth, teachers and scholars of Pakistan. The 6th National Book Day celebrated from 22nd April to 26th April, 2015 for five days for the fulfillment of dissemination of knowledge and inculcation the book reading habit among people.
More than eighty segments were held here. Main theme and focus of these segments was book. It brings tranquility, harmony and softness in our minds which leads to peace and love in the society. This cause-oriented Book Festival was the best way to keep away present generation from negative activities.
NBF chalked out comprehensive programmes to commemorate here. Five days event was ideally suited for promotion of book reading and literacy and it was the significance of this Mega Event.
It had a prime purpose of promotion of our enriched culture and education among the people deeply and effectively. Its provided golden opportunities to all and sundry to buy books at discounted prices from the book stalls holding there and to sell their variety of books, to enjoy with different entertaining programmes, to meet with the living legends, to spend memorable moments with renowned writers.
A purposeful and meaningful evenings were arranged in an event, “Live with a Legend”. An evening celebrated with the famous writer, Intizar Hussain and another evening with humorous poet, Anwar Masood. In the book reading session, the sanctity and glory of book was upheld.
Renowned writer Ata-ul-Haq Qasmi, Zahida Hina, Muhammad Hameed Shahid and Asghar Nadeem Syed read out some selective portions of their books whereas Anwar Shaoor, Sehr Ansari and Shahnaz Shaikh recited verses from poetry books. Mahboob Zafar was the host of this segment. The multiple programmes of children were arranged. DNA