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Book Fair organized at Khalsa College Amritsar

Hundreds of books from diverse fields and subjects were at the display for students during the two-day long book fair, organized at Khalsa College here today. Apart from academics, the books of general interests were also exhibited during the fair which, said the authorities, was aimed to create curiosity amongst the students to `read books’.

The fair was inaugurated by Khalsa College Governing Council (KCGC) honourary secretary Rajinder Mohan Singh Chhina and Principal Dr.Mehal Singh. Chhina said such exhibitions inculcate the `reading interest’ amongst students. ``The interest to read books is declining amongst the students which is worrisome’’, said Chhina.

He said in the age of inter-net and e-books, the students prefer to spend time on computers, which should be taken as an added advantage and students should not shun books. ``Reading is a bliss and it triggers mental exercise apart from making us knowledgeable’’, said Chhina. The students meanwhile showed enthusiasm to peruse and buy books of their interests.

Dr.Mehal Singh said almost all the publishers from the city took keen interest in displaying their books and students found the experience intellectually stimulating. Dr.JS Arora, Prof.Sukhbir Singh, Dr.Daljit Singh, Prof.Jasjit Kaur Randhawa, Prof.Navneen Bawa, Prof.Amandeep Singh, Prof.Zorawar Singh, Prof.Jaswinder Singh, Prof Atam Singh Randhawa, Librarian Sukhdev Singh, faculty members and staff were present on the occasion in large number.