Love for books – a missing connection in the public eye
Oscar Wilde (1854 –1900), an Irish writer, dramatist and artist once said, "In days of yore books were composed by men of letters and read by the general population. These days’ books are composed by people in general and read by no one."
Same is the situation with Pakistani society, where book-perusing propensity is one the decrease. Under such condition association of a book reasonable in an offer to pull in individuals from all kinds of different backgrounds and advancing the pattern of book blessings is an incredible administration to the nation and the comrades.
The Punjab University organization composed biggest book reasonable of Pakistan amid April 02-04 with more than 150 slows down and rebate of up to 70 percent. A great many individuals went by the three-day occasion and practically 167,000 books were bought on this event, according to measurements accumulated by PU Library group.
The college asserted setting another national record of offering such an expansive number of books in only three days, on the first day 45,000 books were sold, second day 55,000 and on the most recent day 67,000 thousand books were sold.
Punjab acting senator and PU chancellor Rana Muhammad Iqbal initiated the book reasonable and said that learning was an unquestionable requirement for advancement and improvement of any nation and the administration would elevate instruction to make Pakistan's future brighter. He said their administration would guarantee peace in the nation by taking out terrorism.
He said that he was satisfied to see a colossal store of books on Islam, history, writing and different subjects in the book reasonable, which was an incredible open door for book beaus. He praised PU VC Dr Mujahid Kamran for sorting out book reasonable in a gigantic manner and said such steps ought to be taken persistently to give books on low costs.
Later writer Hassan Nisar and social specialist Raja Munawar likewise went to the book reasonable On the second day, Ata ur Rehman, Dr Ajmal Niazi, Najam Wali Khan, Mian Habbibullah, Afzal Rehan, essayists, specialists, attorneys, architects, understudies and individuals from different strolls of life went by the book reasonable. On the event, a substantial number of kids, senior nationals and uncommon persons were additionally seen going by slows down and all the members were discovered taking greatest profit of most extreme concessions on the books.
Talking on this event feature writer Dr Ajmal Niazi said that the book reasonable was a verification that there was a solid association in the middle of books and youngsters. He said that individuals still adored books and that is the reason they were taking awesome enthusiasm for the book reasonable. He said that books were similar to houses and we must live in this house. Senior writer Najam Wali Khan said that through the affability of the book reasonable, the relationship between the books and individuals would become stronger. He termed procurement of books on exceedingly reduced rate a Jihad. He said that offer of books in such an enormous number was "change" which would present country. Senior writer Mian Habbibullah said that the general public couldn't flourish without information.
The occasion was a gift in a city where love for books is quick vanishing. A few handfuls activists of Jamiat, the understudy wing of Jamat-i-Islami, raised solgans and attempted to capture the occasion, in any case, the organization of Dr Mujahid Kamran controlled the occasion shrewdly. In the later past years Dr Mujahid Kamran stayed fruitful in securing quiet scholastic air, which brought about advancement of exploration culture and better positioning of PU. Prior, PU was viewed as a solid political hold of Jamat-i-Islami. IJT laborers welcomed JI pioneers Sirajul Haq and Liaquat Bloch to demonstrate their quality, nonetheless, now PU understudies and educators, who are living in a politically free environment didn't indicate much reaction to JI pioneers. Rather a large portion of the understudies stayed taking signatures structure the bad habit chancellor.
PU representative additionally issued an illumination in light of an IJT press relase while clarifying that the occasion was singularly sorted out by the PU organization and no understudy union would be permitted to work on grounds according to the scholastic approach of college.
In the interim, PU Oriental College's employees regarding book reasonable sorted out a Mehfil-e- Mushaira at Undergraduate Study Center's Al-Raazi Hall. PU VC Prof Dr Mujahid Kamran, Dr Ajmal Niazi, Dean Faculty of Law Prof Dr Shazia Naureen Qureshi, Principal Oriental College Dr Ismattullah Zahid, Dr Syed Muhammad Akram, employees and a substantial number of understudies went to the function. Eminent artists gave their verse reference to books.
On third day, Justice (r) Nazir Ghazi, previous Governor Punjab Shahid Hamid, previous IG Zulfiqar Cheema, Secretary Lahore High Court Bar Association Ahmed Qayyum with appointment, Chairman Institute for Legal Research and Advocacy Syed Shahbaz Bukhari, senior writers including Salman Ghani, Taufeeq Butt, Sajjad Mir, Hafeez Ullah Niazi, Rifat Alam, MPA Mary Gill, famous journalists and other conspicuous figures of society additionally went to the book reasonable.
Amid the most recent hours, the book retailers began to give more than 50 percent markdown all books in light of which the offer of books picked up an additional customary force.
Conversing with media, Dr Mujahid Kamran said that the PU organization would extend this book reasonable next time keeping in perspective reaction of individuals. This is great sign that the missing connection of book perusing is being restored and repaired in the general public.
University of the Punjab is organizing this event for many years and the successfulness of this book Mela is going to increase every year this is a great job which is doing the management of the PU Lahore to create a sense of book reading in our society. Because due to the modern system of research and reading we have left to touch the books we did not turn their leaves and only sit to our computers and click on topic and read about them but we should read the books too.
New source of study make us talented but illiterate we do not read the other books which make us wise and some kind of a good man too.
So at the end I would like to say only this book reading is a great source of pleasure, knowledge, and makes you wise and a man.