Sharjah Children’s Reading Festival opens

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Sharjah Children’s Reading Festival opens

Sharjah Children’s Reading Festival opens

(Sharjah) – H.H. Sheikh Dr. Sultan bin Mohammad Al Qasimi, Member of the Supreme Council and Ruler of Sharjah, in the presence of Sheikha Bodour bint Sultan Al Qasimi, Founder and CEO of Kalimat Publishing Group, and the Honorary President of the UAE Board on Books for Young People, inaugurated the seventh edition of Sharjah Children’s Reading Festival at Expo Centre Sharjah.
Upon his arrival, the Ruler of Sharjah was welcome by a group of children, who expressed deep appreciation for his patronage and presence at this event. After the inauguration ceremony, Sheikh Sultan toured the halls of the festival, exploring the various sections and pavilions, where he was briefed on the latest children publications by the Department.
He also visited a number of booths for Arabic and international publishers, inviting these publishers to carry on with their emphasis on children books, which form an important educational tool for tomorrow’s generation. The tour also covered the booths of Etisalat Award for Arabic Children’s Literature, and Kalimat Publishing, where His Highness was briefed on the publications of Kalimat and Horouf Educational Publishing.
Sheikh Sultan also visited booths of a number of cultural institutions and government agencies, as well as some local, Arab and international publishing houses.
(Courtesy WAM)