Reading habit: AIOU plans literature festival next week

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Published: April 6, 2018
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Books. PHOTO: REUTERS

Books. PHOTO: REUTERS

ISLAMABAD: A three-day literature festival (carnival) will be held here at Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU) next week for providing an opportunity to students and researchers to showcase their skill-based and community-related projects.

It would be the second such event, being arranged at university’s level to engage the students and the academicians in social and literary activities, said Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Shahid Siddiqui while presiding over a meeting that reviewed the carnival’s arrangements, a press release said on Thursday.

The event will be open for students, researchers and others relevant academic groups from within and outside the university to set up their stalls in order to promote community-academia interaction.

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It will also be an occasion of promoting Library’s development and management.

During the event, round-table and panel discussion will also be arranged to project English and Urdu literature for interest of the students and researchers.

This is also part of the University’s continuous efforts of promoting research culture in the country as per the vision of the Vice Chancellor, said Dean Social Sciences Dr Samina Awan.

Published in The Express Tribune, April 6th, 2018.

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