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Sultan visits Knowledge Without Borders stand at Frankfurt Book Fair

Sultan visits Knowledge without Borders stand at Frankfurt Book Fair

  • WAM
  • Published: 18:09 October 12, 2013
  • Gulf News

  • Image Credit: WAM
  • Dr Shaikh Sultan visits the stand of the Knowledge without Borders project on the first day of the Frankfurt Book Fair.

Frankfurt - His Highness Dr Shaikh Sultan Bin Mohammad Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah, visited the stand of the Knowledge without Borders (KWB) project on the first day of the Frankfurt Book Fair, which is taking place in Germany until October 13.

Dr Shaikh Sultan was received at the stand by Shaikha Bodour Bint Sultan Al Qasimi, Head of the Organising Committee of Knowledge without Borders, and Rashid Al Kous, KWB Project General Manager.

He listened to a presentation on the project’s participation in the book fair and its activities on the international stage. The presentation also highlighted the role of the Knowledge without Borders project in promoting knowledge and a culture of reading in Sharjah through a number of exciting initiatives.

Dr Shaikh Sultan praised the outstanding role the KWB project plays in fostering a love of reading among various segments of the community, and commended the KWB team for the implementation of various programmes aimed at ensuring that all members of the community, as well as various government and private bodies, have access to books. He also praised KWB for connecting children with books and libraries through the project’s diverse range of educational, entertaining and cultural programmes.

Speaking on the occasion, Shaikha Bodour said, “Our participation in this major book event aims to highlight Sharjah’s efforts in promoting culture and books among various segments of society as well as to emphasise the project’s achievements in facilitating access to books and information and establishing a library in each Emirati household.”

She added, “The visit of Shaikh Sultan was of great significance and served as great encouragement for us. We strongly believe that success has no limits and, as we reach more milestones, we become increasingly committed to pushing ahead with our mission.”

Shaikha Bodour said, “We made use of our participation in the Frankfurt Book Fair to announce the launch of a new library project in residential districts. The initiative is in line with our goal to ensure that every sector of the community has access to books, whether they are at home, at school, at university, or even in a waiting area at one of Sharjah’s government departments. We pledge to continue with this project until we are able to create access to books at public parks. We see this as a pioneering step in promoting culture and knowledge and expanding the scope towards greater horizons in the future.”

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