Efforts for Revival of Book Reading Stressed

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Participants of a reading session have urged revival of the book reading habit that is dying fast and called for encouraging children to visit bookshops and buy collections of their choice.

Book is the best friend to pass time with in such an environment where tension and anxiety has taken away peace from the society,” said one of the participants. Peshawar Reading Club had arranged the reading session for children on Tuesday evening. Young writers from the age group of six to 16 read out their creative pieces and received thundering applause from the selective gathering.

Amani, an 11-year old girl, stole the show by reading her amazing story, ‘Peshawar fails to fulfill my dreams.’ The little soul feels how the rulers shrug off their responsibilities to revive the past glory of Peshawar, the oldest living city of South Asia.

The budding writer expresses her wish to see the city a joyous and peaceful place where people walk through fragrance of fresh flowers surrounded by dark green trees, pushing away the worries and anxieties. Would the city return to the past image of piece of heaven on earth, she questions. The story of Arhum, a 6th grade student, could be termed a marvelous job. His story was based on a caged bird in the zoo.