Book Fair at Punjabi University from 20-23 Feb
Publication Bureau of Punjabi University is going to organized a Four Day “Book Fair” (Pustak Mela) from 20th February to 23rd February . Professor Incharge of Publication Bureau Sarbjinder Singh, said that publishers from different publication houses is going to exhibit their publications, books in this Book Fair. University is also offering a special discount on its publications.
Ms Ruby Sahota, MP from Brampton, Canada will be the chief Guest of this fair. Renowned social worker SPS Oberoi will be the guest of honour and Vice Chancellor of Punjabi University Prof BS Ghuman will preside over the function.
Bureau at a Glance
Publication Bureau, an important wing of the University, was established in 1966 to further the cause of Punjabi language, literature and culture. Entrusted with the task of publishing books and research journals commissioned by the University, the Bureau takes the pride to mention that more than three thousand titles covering a number of subjects in English, Punjabi and other language are in its kitty. It has been contributing constantly towards the promotion of books and developing reading habit among the masses. A wide variety of quality books ranging from scriptures to the works of fiction books on medical and engineering sciences are made available to the readers of all age groups at a reasonable price.
Over the years, the Bureaus publications have earned a distinctive name for their content and excellent quality of production. The Bureau won the National Award twice for its excellence in Printing and Designing during the years 1965 and 1971. From 2011-12 to 2014-2015 it got Awards for Excellence in Publishing from the Federation of Indian Publishers for its publications, Gurushabad Ratnakar Mahan Kosh (Punjabi) and other books in the reference book category of regional language. The number of awards won by the Bureau from time to time establish its claim.
Organizing/Participating in book fairs/exhibitions at the local, regional and national levels is another salient feature of the Bureau. A mobile van is meant for this purpose only. It is an endeavour to make the books available to the people at their door steps.