A Book Fair was organized in the campus of Vignana Jyothi Institute of Managament on August 12, 2016 from 11 am to 5 pm. With an astounding collection of books on display, the fair was nothing short of a treat for the members of VJIM.
The Book Fair was inaugurated with the lighting of the lamp and Prof. Ramarao delivered the welcome speech. He talked about the benefits of Reading and how it is a very healthy habit. “Gyano rakshati rakshitaha which means protect your knowledge is done only in the form of books,” mentioned Prof. Ramarao. He also put forward a fact from the recent research that people who read book for an average of three and a half hours have the chance of increasing their life spans by 20%. Prof. Ramarao suggested that it is important for an individual to choose his/ her books very wisely. He concluded by defining books as “bundle of knowledge and a librarian is collection as well as the collector of that knowledge.”
Another short talk was delivered by Assoc. Prof. Ramakrishna who highlighted the present scenario of readers, their modern habits of and how reading as a practice has reduced over the years due to human beings’ massive dependence on technology. He put forward his opinion saying that the books always have an upper hand and how proud a person feels when he has a collection of books with him. He concluded by saying that books are the greatest assets in one’s life.
The fair had a wide range of books, displaying all the subjects of management from authors all around the world. The fair garnered a lot of attention from students and faculty members. Overall it was a successful event organized by the Library staff of VJIM under the guidance of Mr. Raghu Mantha, Librarian.