MULTAN, Oct 17 (APP): A three-day “Book Fair” of Muhammad Nawaz Sharif University of Agriculture (MNSUA) began here on Monday.
As many as 150 stalls have been set up by publishers where books on various topics were put on display. On the first day huge influx of visitors particularly students from different schools, colleges and universities were witnessed.
MNSUA Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Professor Asif Ali inaugurated the Book Fair. Director Mango Research Institute (MRI) Hameedullah was chief guest in the opening ceremony.
Speaking on the occasion, Vice Chancellor Dr Asif urged the students to pay immense focus on books reading for knowledge. He visited different stalls and appreciated publishers for putting books related to almost all disciplines in the fair.
There are nearly 150,000 books in the Fair. The books on
Agronomy, Entomology, Soil Sciences, Plant Breeding and Genetics, Horticulture, Food Sciences, Literature, History, Arts, Sports have been displayed in the Fair, said Public Relations Officer (PRO) MNSUA Muhammad Ali Raza.
He informed that there was 27 concession on sale of these books.
Similarly, five deserving students would be given syllabus books free of cost, on last day of the fair. He observed that the university had invited heads of schools and colleges, local politicians and many others. He also appreciated keen interest taken by students and other citizens on first day of the book fair.