Various activities are conducted at the Book Fair and Reading-Empowerment Carnival 2017 which is being held at the Multipurpose Hall of the Hassanal Bolkiah National Sports Complex. Among the activities which have received encouraging response at the fair is the reading marathon challenge.
The activity aims to diversify the methods of reading in a relaxed manner, while also having fun at the same time through other activities and games. The method intends to eliminate the feeling of being forced or pressured for an individual, but shows how reading is a fun way of discovering new knowledge. Among the objectives of the activity is to develop the participants' inter-personal skills through healthy interaction such as strengthening the spirit of teamwork, leadership, discipline, as well as creating a positive-minded, confident and creative generation.
Meanwhile, the Book Fair and Reading-Empowerment Carnival continue to receive an encouraging response from the public. The carnival aims to instil a love for reading and books, particularly among students and youths, through the reading empowerment programme as well as encourage people to seek for knowledge to create an active, bright and progressive society.
Source: Radio Television Brunei