ISLAMABAD, Apr 22 2012: Prime Minister Syed Yusuf Raza Gilani has emphasised the need of Book reading culture in Pakistan. The prime minister announced the celebration of April 22 each year as National Book Day. He said that that culture of book reading is closely linked to moral, social and intellectual uplift of a nation.
?The purpose of dedicating a day in this respect is aimed at highlighting the importance of book reading and encouraging the citizens of Pakistan to spare some time for turning to books,? Gilani said in his message on the occasion of National Book Day. He said, ?books are not only repository of knowledge but also a gateway to the world of enlightenment.
They also document history, arts & culture, scientific and technological achievements and bequeath them to future generations. They also play critical role in intellectual, psychological and moral development of human beings.