Mahatma Hansraj Library of BBK DAV College for Women, Amritsar, organised a two day book exhibition titled “Explore Worlds in Words… A Book Exhibition to Inspire..” in continuation with the celebration of International Literacy Day. The exhibition was inaugurated by Dr. Taunalyn Rutherford, Professor and Historian, Brigham Young University, USA and Principal Dr. Pushpinder Walia.
Two renowned book store owners of Amritsar namely Mr. Sandeep Ahuja from Ahuja Book Depot and Mr. Sandeep Vasal from National Book Distributors displayed their books in the exhibition. A large number of books on different subjects were displayed ranging from course books to history, mythology, self help books, books for competitive exam preparation and fiction. Besides students, the teaching staff of various departments of the college also attended the exhibition with zeal.
While sharing her views, Principal Dr. Pushpinder Walia said that such events aim at inculcating the habit of reading among students in this digital era. Books enhance one’s creative ability and help understand the world in a better way.
The college librarian Swati Dutta said that the main purpose of organising such a book exhibition is to strengthen the existing collection of the college library.
A Book Donation Drive was also organised by the NSS volunteers of the college and PG Department of Commerce. Both teachers as well as students donated books to the library. The Kora Kagaz Club of the college also took an initiative by making notebooks from the left over pages of exam sheets and donated these to the needy students of the adopted villages of the college.