LAHORE: The Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS) Gad and Birgit Rausing Library on Wednesday organised its annual book fair.
The fair was held to help nurture and develop the love of reading amongst students by providing them with an easy access to a wide range of quality fiction and non-fiction books.
The LUMS library holds a book fair each year and the current year’s fair exhibited books by over 25 leading local and international publishers, at specially discounted prices for the students.
The event was inaugurated by Mushtaq Ahmad Gurmani School of Humanities and Social Sciences (MGSHSS) Dean Dr Kamran Asdar Ali, who also visited various bookstalls along with LUMS Library Manager Dr Nadeem Siddique. Renowned authors Mustansar Hussain Tarar, Amjad Islam Amjad and Wasi Shah also attended the fair.
Commenting on the success of the event, Dr Siddique said, “Our youth and students are the future of Pakistan, and our national success depends a great deal upon their individual growth and achievements. Such events are invaluable, as they not only help broaden one’s vision and horizons, but they also contribute immensely towards the growth and development of our younger generations by inculcating in them the love for reading and the pursuit of knowledge.”
The fair was attended by a large number of students, faculty members, and their families, who took a keen interest in the books.