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A room without books is like a body without soul, says DC Mansa

November 09, 2017 10:00 PM

Punjab News Express
MANSA:  “A room without books is like a body without soul”, stating this during the first day of Mansa Book Fair, Deputy Commissioner Dharam Pal Gupta said that this is an initiative to connect the youngsters with books.

The Deputy Commissioner, SSP Parambir Singh Parmar and other senior functionaries including ADC (g) GPS Sahota, SDM Latif Ahmed, Assistant Commissioner (general) Om Parkash and Assistant Commissioner (complaints) Deepak Rohela visited the fair.

The four days book fair is organized with the help of district administration at Mata Sundri Girls College and was attended by a large number of college students and area residents. Different cultural events including dance and debates were also organized during the fair in college premises.

Barinder Kaur Principal of the Mata Sundri Girls College welcomes the Deputy Commissioner.

Speaking during the occasion, Deputy Commissioner pointed out that we all should increase our appetite to read books. He stated that books not only helps us learning new things but also take jus to new places and refresh our mind and soul.

He pointed out that publishers from various parts of Punjab are contacted by the District Administration to hold this fair so that the young students can enjoy book reading and inculcate the habit of learning by reading.

He added that in today’s fast moving world of internet, people are going away from the habit of book reading. “This initiative of holding the book fair is taken to imbibe the spirit of reading books to maintain good health and mind,” he said. He stated that while there is no side effect of reading good books but one can afflict different kinds of ailments while watching or constantly looking at mobile or computer screens.  

He added that the continuously looking at the mobile or computer screens can lead us to multiple problems. “Instead people should find a way to steal time to read the books instead. The students should not waste time sitting idle or continuously looking at mobile screens, especially during travelling and instead look for an alternate in the form of book reading,” the DC said.

Before concluding his speech he reminded the students about a famous quote he recently read and said, “Some books are to be tasted, others to be swallowed and some few to be chewed and digested.”

The college authorities revealed that as many as 25 publishers from Delhi, Chandigarh, Ludhiana, Jalandhar, Patiala, Samana and Mansa have put up their stalls during the fest.

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