Corner of Luiz de Camões and the Portuguese Language at the National Book Foundation
ortugal has established Camoes Corner in National Book Foundation Islamabad. It is state of the art and beautiful addition in Foundation alongwith others places. Engineer Aamir Hassan, Federal Secretary for National History and Literary Heritage Division was the chief guest and Mr. Joao Paulo Sabido Costa, Charge D’ Affairs of Portugal in Pakistan attended this ceremony as Guest of Honour at the opening ceremony of “Camoes Corner” in NBF established in the name of National Poet of Portugal, “Mr. Luis Vas de Camoes”. A large number of people from different walks of life were also present in this event. At this auspicious event, the Chief Guest, Engineer Aamir Hassan, said that NBF has been inculcating book culture and disseminating of book promotion among people. He said that NBF is following its dream as,” book in hand of everybody” and it is striving hard in this regard. The Managing Director, Dr. Inam ul Haq Javeid expressed that I, after assuming his charge of assignment according to mandate of NBF, initiated several schemes for Book promotional activities. “It is also a part of that series to establish special corners in the names of eminent poets and writers of our brotherly Islamic and other friendly countries,” he said. The MD further expressed that the Nazami Ganjvi corner was set up in the name of prominent poet of Azerbaijan in December, 2014 in the name of world fame Persian Poet He said that the expenditures incurred over these corners were born by their respective embassies. Dr. Inam Ul Haq also acknowledged the services of Mr. Asif Noor, Book Ambassador , National Book Foundation and Mr. Azeem Iqbal, Artist provided support in creating and development of the corner.