VIENTIANE, Loas Hundreds of primary and secondary school students, teachers and parents turned out at an annual event Book Festival, the fifteen of its kind, held at National Library in the capital city recently, drawing several well-known publishers in the country, Lao news agency (KPL) reported.
The objective of the event was to raise awareness of reading promotion for students, parents and general public members and the publication of children’s books, dharma books and general books, make general public members realise the importance of reading.
Co-organised by the Vientiane Department of Education and Sports, National Library, and Action with Lao Children (ALC), this year’s edition saw the presence of Deputy Minister of Information, Culture and Tourism Bouangeun Saphouvong.
The event also provided the opportunity to cartoonists, writers, publishers to exchange lessons on gaining access to target readers.
Storytelling contest, role play, and book-related Q&A were also held at the event.
Source: NAM News Network