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Amazing Book Fair mesmerizes IVS students

September 5, 2018

KARACHI: Many prominent personalities, publishers, teachers, students and booksellers on Wednesday participated at the 3rd annual three-day Book Fair of Marium Abdulla Library in Indus Valley School of Art and Architecture.

In the event, around 3,000 books on a variety of subjects including art, architecture, fashion, textile, interior design and communication were exhibited. Speaking on this occasion, former librarian Mehran University of Engineering and Technology Jamshoro and Director of Zahid Suleman Foundation, Mumtaz Memon said: “A library is one of her favourite places, which makes her feel happy. The Indus Valley School library has more than 7000 collection of books and a friendly environment.”

She said: “Books connect people together and that is why such culture is missing today. We need to have influence on the readers not reading; if you have influence on the reader you can describe our culture.” She said that a library is a magical place where different books contained a treasure cove of information and resources. She gifted books to IVS Marium Abdulla Library on behalf of her late son Zahid Suleman. She also offered full scholarship to IVS students.

A panel discussion was also organized to discuss the important of library. Panellists Prof. Malahat K. Sherwani, Prof. Emeritus Shehnaz Ismail, Ozair Bin Mansoor and Ar. Moyena Niazi highlighted the importance of libraries. They said that if a person is unhappy, he will always find comfort in the company of books. They said that reading books in the libraries is a positive habit, so it should be encouraged in all ways to develop culture among the students. The library team leader Sidra thanked the participants and publishers for setting up stalls and providing favourite books.

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