“Vietnam Book Day” will be celebrated on April 21 every year from this
year on, as a way to honour the value of books as well as their role and
importance in social life.
According to a decision
issued by the Prime Minister on February 25, the annual event aims to
encourage and develop reading in the community, while raising the
public’s awareness of the significance of books as not only a source of
knowledge but as a way to develop one’s thought and personality.
The event is also a chance to appreciate the efforts of those who are
involved in book publicising such as book collectors, writers,
publishers and distributors, it said.
The day will
contribute to raising the responsibility of ministries, sectors and
social organisations towards the building and promotion of the reading
culture in Vietnam, said the decision.
Minister also assigned the Minister of Information and Communications in
collaboration with the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism and the
local authorities of cities and provinces nationwide to carry out the
event in a practical and effective manner.-VNA