USPCAS organises book fair
The US- Pakistan Center for Advanced Studies in Energy, ( USPCAS- E), University of Engineering and Technology Peshawar organized a one- day book fair in collaboration with National Book Foundation at the New Academic Building on Wednesday.
Dean Faculty of Engineering, UET Peshawar Prof. Dr. Noor Muhammad inaugurated the book fair in which around 5000 books were displayed with up to 40 percent discount. Dr Najeeb Ulalh, Director USPCAS- E UET Peshawar, Murad Ali, Director National Book Foundation, Peshawar, Faculty members and large number of students were also present on the occasion.
The book fair attracted a large number of visitors. The fair is a part of the USPCAS- E’s outreach efforts to promote knowledge through featuring books from all walks of life, including engineering, applied sciences, social sciences. literature, religion and fiction.
Speaking on the occasion, Dr. Noor Muhammad said the Book Fair was aimed at providing a platform to enhance interaction among students, researchers and academia that would help increase their knowledge.
He expressed his concern that with the technological development, book reading trend was declining. He underscored the need to promote book reading habit to help students improve their ideological growth besides internetbased information and e- library resources.