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if you love to read remember this,

"Good books can inform you, enlighten you, and reading them will lead you in the right direction. There cannot be any better companion than a good book."

The Library of Poona College was jam-packed with students attending the Institution Level Seminar on “Read to Lead” organized by the Internal Quality Assurance Cell (IQAC), the Department of Library and Information Science, and the Department of English and Postgraduate Centre.

Mrs Kajal Chhatija, Executive Director of Gayatri Group of Schools and Founder of EduDrone – We Connect, was invited as a resource person. She highlighted the importance of reading and writing in leading one’s personal and professional life. Herself a creative writer who has three books to her credit, she explained the process of creative writing and elaborated on how reading and writing help one not only to live life meaningfully but also to make living. The student-participants were highly motivated to continue their interest in reading and writing. The seminar attracted an overwhelming response from the students.

Under the able guidance of Prof. Dr Aftab Anwar Shaikh Principal, Poona College, Dr Shaikh Iqbal IQAC Coordinator, Mr Khan Moinuddin Vice-Principal (Arts), the seminar was coordinated successfully.

"Ms Zeenat Merchant, Head, Department of English and Postgraduate Center presented a report comprising the co-curricular and extracurricular activities organized by the Department at the state, National and International levels. Dr Shaikh Muhammad Zuber A.M. (Coordinator and Librarian Department of Library and Information Science) presented the theme of the seminar. They were assisted by Mr Asif Khan, Mr Zameer Sayyed and Dr Ashwini Purude. Miss. Nazneen Shikalgar, a student of FYBA recited a few verses from the Holy Quran, Miss. Masuma Khan, a student of SYBA introduced the keynote speaker and Miss. Reem Sayyed, a student of FYBA proposed the vote of thanks.


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