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UAE: 65,000 Books From Abu Dhabi Fair Distributed To Schools

Published on : 29-05-2024

UAE: 65,000 Books From Abu Dhabi Fair Distributed To Schools

The titles and publications were purchased from 77 publishing houses participating in the international book fair.

Under President Sheikh Mohammed's directives, 60,000 books from the 33rd Abu Dhabi International Book Fair have been distributed to libraries at 220 schools across the UAE. Facilitated by a grant, the initiative aims to support school libraries in fostering a reading culture among students. The titles and publications were bought from 77 publishing houses participating in the book fair to enrich the student's knowledge and expand the school's educational resources.

Mohamed Khalifa Al Mubarak, Chairman of DCT Abu Dhabi, said, "The Arabic language, with its diverse and rich literary heritage, is more than just a means of communication. Our language is a powerful and inclusive tool for innovative and critical thinking, thus enabling us to unite our thoughts and words. This vital and generous grant from President Sheikh Mohammed will encourage reading and the protection of our language. It will help us foster deeper understanding and bridge the many cultures and people who speak it, ensuring that our collective wisdom continues to guide future generations."

Chairman of the Abu Dhabi Arabic Language Centre, Dr Ali bin Tamim, said, "President Sheikh Mohamed's grant to the Abu Dhabi International Book Fair is a testament to his unlimited support for the culture and education sectors.

"We appreciate this significant support from the President, who always inspires us to preserve our efforts to keep the local and Arab publishing markets competitive and position the book fair as a platform for promoting knowledge."

This grant forms another milestone in the long and continuous journey initiated by the demised Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, the Founding Father of the UAE, to support the publishing and knowledge sectors and ensure that books continue to be held in the same esteem.

The grant reinforced the UAE's intellectual and cultural path, offering students a broad and diverse range of knowledge resources and titles featured at the fair that stimulated their creative imagination and enhanced the young generations' connection with books. In addition, the grant allowed the publishing and book industries to continue their efforts and expand their contributions.

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News Source : Khaleej Times

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