Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Golden Jubilee Event - National Book Day

The National Book Foundation (NBF) is celebrating ‘National Book Day’ tomorrow (Thursday), at the National Institute of Banking and Finance (NIBAF), Pitras Bokhari Road, Sector H-8/1, at 9:30 a.m, says a press release.

Leading publishers, book sellers of Pakistan will hold their stalls at the book fairs, said Managing Director National Book Foundation Mazhar-ul-Islam, who is also writer, author and editor of more than eighty books.

In order to mark the National Book Day celebrations, 40 to 50 per cent special discount would be offered on books only for the day, he added.

Federal Minister for Education Sardar Aseff Ahmed Ali has been requested to grace the occasion as chief guest.

NBF has also planned out a long-day programme, which will start with the hoisting of Book Flag inscribed with a logo “Kitabon ki Dunya, Sub ki Dunya.”

The NBF DG said school children would parade with banners inscribed with slogans to promote love for books. A book theme song is also composed for this important occasion: “Kitabon ki dunya salamt rahay; Roshni dosti ki alamat rahay.”

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