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Inauguration of National Book Museum. (3rd, March 2015)

First Ever National Book Museum

Established at National Book Foundation Islamabad

(A Place of Wonder and Wisdom)

March 3, 2015

First National Book Museum Inaugurated in NBF. Art and Book are best source for keeping peace, said Federal Minister, Senator Pervez Rashid

Islamabad March 3,2015 National Book Museum has been inaugurated in National Book Foundation, Islamabad on Tuesday by the Federal Minister for Information, Broadcasting and National Heritage, Senator Pervez Rashid.. The National Book Museum first in its kind has been established with depicting exciting cultural touch, paintings of arts, splendid literary history, our golden heritage, national art and culture.

The inaugural ceremony of National Book Museum has been held in Head Office of National Book Foundatiopn,Islamabad. Many well known literary figures, prominent scholars, NBF Book Ambassadors and people of all walks of life participated in this wonderful event. The chief guest of this function, the Federal Minister for Information, Broadcasting & National Heritage, Senator Pervez Rashid expressed his views at this auspicious occasion. He appreciated the services of NBF rendering in the field of education, literature, art and culture. “Promotion of book culture and introducing our rich cultural heritage among the people far and wide in the country ,NBF has been playing its vital and central role here” , he said. The Minister said that we have diverse cultural heritage and also we proud to have this. The setup of first National Book Museum is a remarkable achievement of NBF in commemoration and remembering our national heroes and literary personalities such as Quaid-e- Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah, Allama Iqbal, Mirza Ghalib , Hafeez Jalandri, Saadat Hussan Minto and Ahmad Nadeem Qasmi and many others of well reputed figures. “it is a great inspiration for young generation and book –art lovers to learn about their cultural values, literature, artistic asset and rich heritage,” he added. The Managing Director, National Book Foundation, Dr. Inam-ul- Haq Javeid highlighted the importance functions, performance and achievements of this organization in his welcome address.


He said that NBF has been promoting Pakistani Culture, disseminating knowledge and inculcating book reading habit among Pakistanis. He said that books and art bring tranquility, harmony and softness in our minds which lead to the path of peace and love in the society. He further said that establishment of National Book Museum here in Capital of Pakistan is completely cause oriented and ideally suited for promotion of our national literary heritage, literacy, education and book culture among all and sundry at each nook and corner of our country. The others speakers including Mr. Zahid Pervaiz Butt,a renowned scholar, contributor in National Book Museum by donating valuable, rare manuscripts of the Holy Quran, Mr. Sohail Akbar Shah ,Additional Secretary Cabinet and Mr. Majeed Amjad, NBF Book Ambassador have also expressed their views in this event. They applauded the national services rendered by National Book Foundation in the fields of art, literature and book culture.