- Muzakir Ijaz
Business Director, Ogilvy & Mather
Community Reading Centers / Art and Cultural Hubs in Pakistan
Objective of making small Community Reading Centers is to bring educated and intellectual brains from the grass-root level under one platform to utilize their potential and influence in their respective areas to mellow down the effect of extremism in Pakistani society. An extension to this idea is to gradually convert these Community Reading Centers into small points for cultural activities like performing arts, exhibitions and seminars etc. We are aiming at making these centers throughout Punjab initially (starting from Gujranwala) and then eventually nationwide.
To materialize the idea, my family and a close circle of friends started a campaign on personal level and named it as "Donate a Book". Everyone loved the idea; approx 100 individuals have joined the cause and have donated over 500 books in couple of week’s time. We are aiming at launching our first Community Reading Center on the 1st of Jan 2012 with approx 3000 books in Gujranwala.
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