Monday, May 16, 2011

Lahore International Book Fair completes Silver Jubilee

Jumbo Editorial Team

The Silver Jubilee edition of the Lahore International Book Fair was held at Lahore Expo Centre in Johar Town, from April 7 to 11, 2011. It was inaugurated by the Chief Minister of Punjab, Mian Shahbaz Sharif, while the Punjab Governor, Sardar Latif Khosa, was the chief guest in the concluding ceremony of the five-day event.

Both the dignitaries visited different stalls and appreciated the efforts of the organizers for successfully organising the book fair and providing healthy and positive activities to the people.

As in the past, thousands of people from different walks of life, particularly teachers, students and educationists, visited the book fair in large number and explored the world of books presented by over 160 local and foreign publishers who had set up stalls there. A number of educational organisations and companies, dealing in educational and stationery items, were also participated in the book fair.

The book fair remained the main attraction for book lovers and people from academia who were happy over the presence of thousands of books on variety of topics under one roof. As usual nearly every participating publisher and bookseller offered considerable discount on books.

Books were on offer on a variety of topics, including Islam, history, education, computer and information technology, engineering, business management, medical sciences, agriculture, literature, law and children literature.

The visitors appreciated organizers of the book fair, saying the event provided them a chance to take part in a positive and healthy activity and promoted book reading.

The Lahore International Book Fair, having become a premier educational and cultural event of the city, is recognized as the largest and annually international book fair held in the country.

Lahore has been a centre for publications and todate holds that distinction as more than 80 percent of books in Pakistan and remains the centre of literary, educational and cultural activity in the country.

1 comment:

  1. Last Time I am visited the International Book Fair its large no of verities of books its very use full plate from of book reader and specially for students.