The Islamia University of Bahawalpur (IUB) celebrated World Book and Copyright Day to promote the enjoyment of books and reading.

In this regard, an awareness walk was carried out from the Department of Library & Information Science to the Vice-Chancellor Secretariat. On this occasion, Vice-Chancellor, Prof Dr. Athar Mahboob highlighted the important role of book reading to acquire information and knowledge. He asserted that books are a great source to create a link between the past and the future, a bridge between generations and across cultures. It also enlightens our minds and boosts our knowledge.

Prof. Dr. Rubina Bhatti, Dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences, shed light on the importance of celebrating World Book Day & Copyright Day in this current era.  She highlighted the need to promote the book reading culture in our society for development and creativity. She also urged that parents should play an effective role in promoting reading habits among children.

Prof Dr. Asif Naveed Ranjha, Chairman, Department of Social Work, Prof. Dr. Muhammad Saleem, Chairman, Department of Applied Psychology, Dr. Abid Rasheed Gill, Head, Department of Economics, Dr. Samar Fahad, Director Enabling Center, Dr. Shahzad Karim, Librarian, faculty members of the Faculty of Social Sciences, library professionals, and a huge number of students participated in the awareness walk in IUB by holding different play cards to highlight the importance of “Book Reading” and “Promoting Book Culture”.

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Arsalan Haider is a reporter at Academia Mag and has worked with leading national dailies and news channels. He tweets @arsalanhaider14

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