Saturday, April 30, 2011

COMSATS Islamabad organize walk on World Book and Copyright Day

Jumbo Editorial Team

The Library Information Services of COMSATS Institute of Information Technology (CIIT) emphasized on the slogan “Books, Pathways to the Future” during the World Book and Copyright Day 2011 celebrations held at their Islamabad campus on April 25.

The CIIT has established a tradition of sorts by celebrating this auspicious day by organizing different activities and events for the stakeholders. This time round a walk and library mounted book exhibition were the main activities of the day. It was organized for raising awareness about the importance and benefits of developing reading habits among students.

The participants of the walk were carrying banners and placards on which different quotations were written about the importance of books and reading. They took a round of the campus and finished the walk at the library, where, Rector CIIT along with Executive Members of CEC and Raja Muhammad Ibrahim, Senior Librarian, inaugurated “Library Mounted Book Exhibition” for students and faculty members.

The walk was led by Rector CIIT, Dr. S. M. Junaid Zaidi (S.I.) and he was followed by faculty members and students. There was a large turnout despite the hot and humid weather conditions.

Throughout the day a large number of students and faculty members were observed visiting the exhibition and taking interest in the books which were displayed inside the library premises.

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