The Defence Central Library (DCL), located on Sunset Boulevard, DHA Phase-II, is organizing literary, educational and cultural functions for the public from December 20 to 22 to mark its 21st anniversary.
The functions will include a three-day grand book fair, a literary seminar, an exquisite Mehfil-e-Mushaira and ‘Ek Shaam Himayat Shair Ka Naam’.
The aim of holding these functions is to promote knowledge and reading habits in society. The hallmark of the event is a number of educational programmes for school and college students, including a story-telling session for children and a Naat competition. The books exhibition will be held at the DCL’s lawns from 10am to 9pm daily. It will be inaugurated at a colorful ceremony on Thursday evening.
A seminar on the ‘Role of libraries in promoting reading habits in society” will be held on Thursday at 4pm at the DCL Auditorium. Scholars and literary figures will enlighten the audience on the subject with their thought-provoking discourse. The speakers include Lt-Gen (retd) Tanweer Hussain Naqvi, Ghazi Salahuddin and Ameena Saiyid.
An exclusive evening ‘Ek Shaam Himayat Ali Shair Ka Naam’ will be held on Friday at 8pm at the DCL Auditorium, while an All Karachi Mehfil-e-Mushaira will be held on Friday at 8pm. Eminent poets, including Prof Enayat Ali Khan, Fahmida Riaz, Shahida Hasan, Javed Saba, Haider Hasnain Jalasi, Ijaz Rehmani, Sabir Zafar, Ambreen Haseeb and many others will participate. Noted poet Himayat Ali Shair will preside over the event.
Source: The News