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Book festival opens young minds to revelations of reading

Reading is a profitable pastime of eternal                                                value.
Outstanding success in any field and the achievement of life goals requires lifelong learning, and reading quality books is one of the surest ways to acquire such knowledge.
Reading can propel people on the path to success and help attain their goals as they apply the knowledge and ideas from information held in books.
To encourage more reading in Laos, the Faculty of Letters under the National University of Laos (NUoL) joined hands with

Students of NUoL including those serving in the monkhood register at the “2nd FLE Book Fest 2017” at the NUoL Club.

Lao writers to hold a book festival for the second time.
The “2nd FLE Book Fest 2017” was held over two days at the NUoL Club.
It followed the 1st festival that was held last year from June 17-18 at the same location.
Some 20 representatives of public sector, 400 students and lecturers from the university attended at the festival.
Lecturer from the Mass Communication Division of the Faculty of Letters, Mr Phongphasith Southammavong welcomed the new knowledge and ideas on offer from reading.
He said books were often the answer when one was in need inspiration, dealing with sadness or the endless pursuit of joy, seeking entertainment or enlightenment alike.
Reading books and it can answer your enquires and help you solve conundrums.
“We should read information and lesson from many books to learn and save a lot of knowledge in our heads.
“We should encourage reading especially for young people so they can become outstanding achievers and model citizens in the future.”
Book festival this year has showed many books including short and long form fiction on offer.
Old tomes recorded on palm leaves dating back more than 100 years were also on display.
A student from the Faculty of Letters, Mr Phanasene Khamvixay said the festival was a good event for youth to boost their learning development, especially for students of the faculty.
This year the festival received a big increase in interest on that seen last year.
“We should focused on more reading for path success in future,” he said,
Activities on the first day included cultural dance performance by students of Faculty of Letters.
Book booths were seen as were lectures on using Lao language in writing features for youth and youth reading tips.
On the second day, the faculty held lectures on parental reading to children, intellectual development and creative writing skill development.
Mr Phongphasith believed that the festival could create new ideas for youth and student to foster a love of reading from a young age.
Then they can feel a closer affinity and love for the Lao language, culture and their country.
The festival could also promote work of Lao writers, interpreters, book store and other sectors.
The festival could support more people in society to love reading and help them use and write Lao language  correctly.

By Viengdavanh Banphahaksa
(Latest Update June 10, 2017 )

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