ISLAMABAD: Three-day celebrations of National Book Day would start here from April 22 with a number of activities to highlight the importance of book reading, culture in development and progress of nations.
The main celebrations would be held at Pak-China Friendship Centre by National Book Foundation (NBF) on the special directives of Advisor to Prime Minister on National History and Literary Heritage Irfan Siddiqui.
NBF has completed preparations for organising various book promotional activities during the three-day celebrations.
The book festival would be full of festivity and jubilation and provide opportunities to the book lovers to share various activities with scholars, intelligentsia, writers, poets, book lovers, NBF Ambassadors, publishers, readers, artists, students and general public under one roof.
Different segments and sessions of literary and cultural aspects would be the hallmark of the book festival.
More than 250 bookstalls of various books sellers and publishers will be set up offering variety of books at 55 percent discounted rate.
Different universities and educational institutions would also set up their stalls.
Renowned writers and intellectuals of Urdu and English Languages will take part in the segment of Book reading.
The government declared April 22 as National Book Day and first book festival was held on April 2010.
Courtesy : TheNews