Islamabad - The people are taking interest in book purchasing from different stalls, NBF lucky book draw, book reading session in Urdu and English, NBF reader club scheme, motorway police desk, stamps exhibition, model library and much more in 6th National Book Day Festival.

Uncle Sargam Show and Live with Legend, a memorable and hilarious evening with master of humour therapy Anwar Masood, were the most popular segments. There was no room in main hall during these segments of the book mela. Farooq Qaser presented “Uncle Sargam Show” in his exceptional style and unique tone. The Anwar Masood spread the colors of his poetry in his natural style and all people amused a lot here.

Another important event of NBF book ambassador conference has been held in book mela.  Dr Agha Nisar, Syed Tabish Alwari, Farrukh Sohail Guandi, Dr Qasim Bahio, Dr Fatima Hassan, Zihida Hina and others prominent writers and scholars participated in it.

They presented important proposals and suggestions to improve and upgrade the standard of grand book fair for next year. Managing Director NBF, Dr Inamul Haq Javeid also attended this event and thanked all the book ambassadors who came here from far-flung areas of Pakistan to attend this event.

National Book Foundation acted upon a comprehensive plan of publishing textbooks for the students of Grade-I (Prep) to Grade XII by up-gradation and improvement in quality up-to the international standards. This was stated by renowned book-development expert, Dr Attash Durrani in the segment of workshop on textbook writing and development at 6th National Book Day. Another speaker, Chaudhry Faisal Mushtaq will speak on this topic tomorrow as well. This brainstorming workshop was attended by large number of universities and colleges teachers, students, experts and professionals. This important exercise was arranged for inculcating knowledge and literacy for building up capability of book development.

The participants took keen interest in this useful workshop and they came to know international standards and benchmarks of textbooks development particularly in line with the prescribed curriculum and style guidelines.  Dr Attash Durrani explained the different points in detail in his workshop about book development technique. He stressed upon to adopt maximum of standards and improvement in Textbooks, should be made according to matrix. NBF has organized a wonderful and grand five days book mela in Islamabad at Pak China Friendship Center. It is a part of promotion of book reading and book culture among book- lovers throughout Pakistan.