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IJT book fair at Urdu University: reading habit could lead to new heights of knowledge: vice chancellor

The book fair, organised by Study Aid Project (SAP) of Islami Jamiat-e- Tulaba (IJT), was inaugurated at Federal Urdu University of Arts, Science and Technology (FUUAST) on Tuesday. A large number of students of different faculties visited the fair.

The three-day book fair, is being held at both campuses of FUUAST.Books on Islam, science, fiction, literature, philosophy, history and many other subjects are being displayed at different stalls. Vice Chancellor FUUAST, Dr Zafar Iqbal, flanked by Chief of JI Sindh, Dr Miraj-ul-Huda Siddiqui, inaugurated the fair at Gulshan Campus.

Similarly Dean Faculty of Arts, Dr Naheed Abrar, former MNA of JI, Mohammad Hussain Mehnti, and former chief of IJT, Syed Abdul Rasheed were the chief guests for the inaugural session at university's Abdul Haq campus. Addressing the inaugural ceremony Vice chancellor of Urdu University, Dr Zafar Iqbal, said that books could lead the human being to new heights of knowledge." Despite the fact that we are in an era of information technology, where everybody has access to internet, books still have not lost their importance," he said. He said that only books could bring success to man. He said that holding such healthy activities is the tradition of IJT which is commendable.

Dr Miraj-ul-Huda appreciated IJT for organising the book fairs. He said that book reading habit is only way to create knowledgeable society. "Students should develop book reading habit in order to move ahead in the society. Societies which have developed book reading habits are known as role model for rest of the world," he said. Dean of Arts Faculty, Dr Naheed Ibrar asked the students to adopt book reading habit in order to steer the country out of social, economic and moral crises. "Book fairs have become the identity of IJT," she said, adding that knowledge based society could only rule this world. "Without seeking knowledge, country cannot make progress in any field," she added.

Mohammad Hussain Mehnti advised the students to seek knowledge in order to pave their way to success. He said that IJT has been rendering services in universities, colleges for the last 65 years. He also praised IJT for encouraging the students to adopt book reading habit. Earlier President IJT, FUUAST, Sadaqat Khan, welcomed the students and guests. Professors, lectures, students of different colleges and parents also visited the book fair.

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