World Book and Copyright Day on April 23
By celebrating this Day throughout the world, UNESCO seeks to promote reading, publishing and the protection of intellectual property through copyright. ORIGIN April 23: A symbolic date for world literature for on this date and in the same year of 1616, Cervantes, Shakespeare and Inca Garcilaso de la Vega all died. It is also the date of birth or death of other prominent authors such as Maurice Druon, K.Laxness, Vladimir Nabokov, Josep Pla and Manuel Mejía Vallejo. It was a natural choice for UNESCO's General Conference to pay a world-wide tribute to books and authors on this date, encouraging everyone, and in particular young people, to discover the pleasure of reading and gain a renewed respect for the irreplaceable contributions of those who have furthered the social and cultural progress of humanity. The idea for this celebration originated in Catalonia where on 23 April, Saint George's Day, a rose is traditionally given as a gift for each book sold. The success of the World Book and Copyright Day will depend primarily on the support received from all parties concerned (authors, publishers, teachers, librarians, public and private institutions) and by all those who feel motivated to work together in this world celebration of books and authors.
(Source: http://portal.unesco.org, accessed on 05/04/2011)
ACTIVITIES PLANNED AT SFIT In view of the aforementioned, the Central Library and the Library Advisory Committee invite you to be part of any / all of the below mentioned events: 1) Book-Mark making contest: Make a catchy book-mark (a marker made using paper to enable a reader to trace back the page he / she were reading) and drop it in the box kept in the library before 18/04/2011. 2) Your Dream Library: Draw a picture of your dream SFIT Library and drop it in the box kept in the library before 20/04/2011. 3) Cover page design: Design a cover page for the Library e-newsletter which is brought out every six months & drop it in the box kept in the library before 18/04/2011. The previous newsletters may be accessed on the library webpage. 4) Book Crossword: Test your knowledge of book names by solving this cross-word. Register for this event before 18/04/2011. Contact Ms. Namrata Mankad (Room No. 505) or the Library. The event will be held on 20th. April, 2011 between 3.00 pm to 4.00 pm. 5) Author Puzzle: Search for the names of the authors in this puzzle. Register for this event before 18/04/2011. Contact Ms. Namrata Mankad (Room No. 505) or the Library. The event will be held on 20th. April, 2011 between 3.00 pm to 4.00 pm. 6) Donate a book on your birthday: This would be an on-going program; the details of which are given overleaf. For staff: If you are participating in the Book Crossword or Author Puzzle, kindly put a tick against the space provided against your name in the signature list which will be circulated.