Reading books broadens horizon of knowledge: Dr Dipu

Education Minister Dr Dipu Moni called upon the youths to read different kinds of books apart from textbooks to broaden their horizon of knowledge on Monday.

“If we cannot broaden our mindset, the meaning of life will get narrower. Reading books can broaden our horizon of knowledge,” she told a book unveiling ceremony at Chattogram zila parishad auditorium, reports BSS.

The minister added, “The Almighty has created us with enormous potentials. If we cannot broaden our outlook by learning about different creations of the Almighty, and the world by reading books and travelling, all our potentials given by our creator will go in vain”.

Professor Kamrun Nahar Begum, mother of Information Minister Dr Hasan Mahmud, wrote the travelogue book titled “Amar Dekha Australia Mahadesh Ebong Asia and Europer 13 Desh” which focused on politics, economy, education, culture and judiciary.

Deputy Minister for Education Barrister Mohibul Hasan Chowdhury Noufel, Chattogram Zila Parishad Chairman MA Salam, Chattogram University of Engineering and Technology (CUET) Vice-Chancellor (VC) Prof Rafiqul Alam, Chattogram University Pro- VC Dr Shirin Akhter Chowdhury and writer of the book Prof Kamrun Nahar Begum addressed the function.

Premier University VC Professor Dr Anupom Sen chaired it.

Moni said it was a very tough job for Kamrun Nahar to write the travelogue by keeping all notes of her visit to different countries in the world.

“Many of us visit different countries, but very few can write travelogue properly by keeping proper notes of different sites and aspects. Professor Kamrun Nahar did the tough job and she did it excellently,” she added.