Monday, May 2, 2011

COMSATS Lahore celebrate World Book and Copyright Day in style

Jumbo Editorial Team

COMSATS Institute of Information Technology, Library Information Services Lahore, celebrated the World Book and Copyright Day 2011 on April 29. The main purpose of holding the series of activities was to develop students with wider outlook and a balanced view towards science and humanities. It also helped in achieving the ultimate goal of developing knowledgeable and compassionate citizens for the society.

COMSATS has made significant strides in the domain of education. Considering the fact that COMSATS is a relatively young organization, they have developed reasonably good libraries and a wide collection of books. They have acquired a wide collection of books of fiction, Islamic studies and general reading.

The main events of the day were Walk, Poster Competition, Gadget Competition, Departmental Publications Stalls and Library Mounted Books Exhibition.

The celebrations started with the walk at 9:45 am inaugurated by Convener Library Affairs Committee and Incharge of Academics, Dr Talat Afza, and Incharge library Information Services, Tariq Najmi. The path of the journey began from Lahore campus mosque and ended at the library. The head of all departments, faculty/staff members and a large number of students participated in the walk.

After the completion of this walk Dr Talat Afza inaugurated the Library Mounted Book Exhibition and Departmental Publications Stalls. They also watched the posters and gadgets with great interest and admired the effortsof the students.

Dr Ghulam Qamar Abbassi was the guest of honour in the concluding ceremony. Speaking on the occasion, he said that books can play an important role in our lives and we should connect with the reading, wherever we are.

The Organizing Committee of these events was praised for having done a commendable job that resulted in their success. All the members particular, Bilal Javed, Lecturer-MS, Javeria Fatima, Lecturer- MS, Amna Jahangir, Lecturer- A & D, Sadaf Ehsan, Lecturer-MS, Sardar Muhammad Zahid, Lecturer-MS, Muhammad Ishtiaq, Assistant Librarian and last but not least Khurram Shahzad, Lecturer-MS, are recognized for their brilliant work. The library staff was also credited for having made the necessary arrangements.

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