Festival to be held to honour reading culture

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Hanoi Times English - 31 month(s) ago 1 readings

The Hanoitimes - The Book and Reading Culture Festival 2012 will be held at Van Mieu - Quoc Tu Giam, the Temple of Literature in Hanoi o­n April 21-22 to mark World Book and Copyright Day (April 23).

The Hanoitimes - The Book and Reading Culture Festival 2012 will be held at Van Mieu - Quoc Tu Giam, the Temple of Literature in Hanoi o­n April 21-22 to mark World Book and Copyright Day (April 23).

The Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism made the announcement yesterday at a press conference in Hanoi .

This year’s festival will feature a series of activities including book exhibitions, a speaking contest about favorite books and an illustration competition, which aim to attract both students and teachers from schools in Hanoi .

On the occasion, the organising board has invited publishing houses, individuals and organisations to collect books and newspapers to send to the people and soldiers o­n islands and in remote areas after the festival has finished.

A Reading Day o­n the theme ‘Books – Knowledge – the Root of Success’ will also be held at the Vietnam National Library. Participants will have the opportunity to meet and exchange ideas at a discussion entitled ‘Book – Library – Reader’.

A series of similar programmes will also take place in many provinces and cities across the country.

The events are part of the strategy until 2020 to honor and develop a reading culture , that encourages the public, especially young people, to read more books.

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