Using the magic of lighting and latest technology to narrate the story of the Emirate’s Islamic heritage, history and magnificent architecture, the Sharjah Light Festival, running until Feb.16, has been illuminating the hearts of citizens, residents and tourists alike.
As a voracious reader myself, I have always admired the initiatives taken by Sharjah to promote the reading habit.
Sharjah has remained in the forefront when it comes to fostering a culture of reading in the community and is now being rightly recognised the world over for its tremendous efforts in this direction.
What a noble deed by the ruler of Sharjah to allocate such a lot of money towards enriching Sharjah’s libraries with the latest publications. This story made my day.
The creative writing session by authors Ruth Paul and Juliette MacIver at Sharjah Children’s Reading Festival must have been very interesting (“NZ authors give tips on creativity,” April 20, Gulf Today).
Mention the word “book” and the name of Sharjah flashes in everyone’s mind instantly. The reasons are obvious. The Emirate has been taking extraordinary measures to foster a culture of reading in the community.
It is nice to know that there’s a new book published by the popular children’s author Ruskin Bond - The Puffin Book of holiday stories. The description of the book - a fun anthology of adventure, humour, ghosts, mysteries, friends, mangoes, family dramas and little boys and girls, surely will have a message for the young readers.
Panelists at the fifth Sharjah Economic Ramadan Majlis (SERM), held at Al Jawaher Reception and Convention Centre (JRCC) on Sunday under the theme ‘The Contributions of Government Legislations to Attract FDI’, were of the view that the UAE had an advanced and agile legislative system
Mohamed Halan’s allround performance helped Emirates Technical Services (ETS) rout Bukhatir Education Advancement (BEAM) by 10 wickets in the Sharjah Corporate League match held at Sharjah Cricket Stadium.