World Literacy Day 2013
To celebrate the literacy day 2013, DANISH SOCIETY in coordination with Library Information Services of COMSATS Institute of Information Technology, Lahore Campus celebrated an entire week to promote literacy.
First event was “Mounted Books Exhibition”. The society organized a book exhibition in the Library Hall of CIIT Lahore. The exhibition was inaugurated by the Director of COMSATS Lahore, Dr. Mahmood Ahmad Bodla along with Dr. Talat Afza, Dr. Robina Farooq, Convener Library Affairs Committee, Tariq Najmi, Library Incharge, library staff, faculty members and Students of CIIT Lahore. All exhibition participants showed great interest in books that were available in great variety. Latest books on different subjects like literature, management, engineering, architecture & design and on other areas were displayed in the exhibition. Stall was beautifully decorated to attract the library users. The one week exhibition was ended on September 13, 2013.
A seminar with the title “Read to Lead” was also organized on September 11, 2013 where senior faculty members of COMSATS University shared their views and experiences about reading and the role of education in a society. The speakers include Tariq Najmi, Dr. Samina Mazhar, Abid Sharif highlighted the importance of reading and books. The low literacy rate in Pakistan was especially focused in these speeches. Dr. Robina Farooq (Convener Library Affairs Committee) and Prof. Hassan Shahnawaz Zaidi (Poet, thinker, philosopher, actor, writer, and architect) were also invited as special guests and speakers. Both talked on literacy, its importance, issues and challenges.
Moreover, to develop an interest in students for education and to play their role in the society as active members, a movie show was organized which proved to be a blockbuster show. They show was appreciated and praised by everyone.
A campaign about literacy day were also organized in the campus. Flexes, banners and flayers were displayed in all notice boards and at public areas of the campus. All banners and flexes have some messages regarding importance of literacy and education.
I would like to pay my thanks to all members of Danish Society particular Snabil and Islam. They did very good job to organize the events. Library staff members, particular Muhammad Ishtiaq for his dedication and commitment. Worthy Director, Dr Mahmood Ahmad Bodla and Convener Library Affairs Committee Dr Robina Farooq , for their approval and encouragements.
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