Books should return to people’s daily life

 
Publish Date : Sunday 13 May 2018 - 16:54
 
 
IBNA- At the closing ceremony of the 31st Tehran International Book Fair (TIBF), Iran’s First Vice President said the motto, “No to Not Reading Books” means we should return books to people’s daily life.
 
Eshaq Jahangiri at the closing ceremony of the 31st Tehran International Book Fair
According to IBNA correspondent, at this closing ceremony, Eshaq Jahangiri stressed on the promotion of book reading and the government’s support for the economy of publishing industry.

Appreciating the efforts made by the executives of the 31st Tehran International Book Fair, publishers and visitors, he stated: “Practical policies have been adopted in the cultural sector of the country and I hope we in coordination with the cultural activists in the country will be able to achieve even more and make the necessary amendments at the right time.”

“Book is the embodiment of human thinking and its flourishing is equal to the flourishing of thoughts. We have considered adopting new policies for books and at the same time welcome the activities carried out by the rivals,” Jahangiri suggested.

The First Vice President went on to say: “The Prosperity of publishing industry demands the active participation of all engaged in this sector. The government and people should care about the status of books and publishing industry; since if the book sector is damaged, it will be a blow to the entire culture of the country.”

Referring to the necessity for backing the books and publishing industry, he said: “In comparison with other cultural commodities, book is facing new challenges on Internet and the governments as well as the Ministry of Culture have responsibilities about this issue.”

The First Vice President went on to say: “The Prosperity of publishing industry demands the active participation of all engaged in this sector. The government and people should care about the status of books and publishing industry; since if the book sector is damaged, it will be a blow to the entire culture of the country.”

“By imposing restrictions, we cannot enforce our taste on the cultural activities. We should follow protecting the freedom of speech, otherwise, for example, the market of Persian language books will be relocated and will boom in the other Persian language countries,” Jahangiri noted.
 
 
 
 
 
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