Lahore: (May 7, 2019) Books play a significance role in our life. When we open a book, we open a world because books are packed with knowledge, insights into a happy life, life lessons, love, fear, prayer and helpful advice. Reading books is a good habit. They expose ourselves to new things, improve our memory, understanding and imagination, help to reduce stress and entertain us. But unfortunately rate of book readers is decreasing in our society.
A session was organized by Muhammad Ali literary Society (MALS) to encourage the book readers and to promote the reading culture in Pakistan on May 05, 2019 at Lahore school of management, Lahore.
Muhammad Ali literary Society (MALS) was founded by Muhammad Ali, a student of psychology at the University of the Punjab on 23 rd of April, 2019. The main aim of MALS is to encourage youth to the pleasure of book reading and objectives of the society is to provide a platform where youth can polish their skills, to generate the love for books in the heart of youth and help young generation in grooming.
The reason for choosing this particular date is interesting because it is a symbolic date for world literature and also celebrated as the World Book Day. It is also the date of the death of many great authors and poets such as William Shakespeare, Miguel de Cervantes, William Wordsworth and many others.
The theme of the session was “Personality Development” and Stephen R. Covey’s book & quotes and seven habits of highly effective people & quote were presented in the session. The chief guest Dr. Amjad Tufail, Associate Professor at Govt. College Railway Road Lahore appreciated the step taken by the society members and said that our generation would get rid of 5th generation war through these healthy and intellectual debates. He also said that the youth must have to look on the positive side in every aspect of life and they have to be skillful in order to live a prosperous life and moto of youth should be &;Live for others.
The book “Seven habits of highly effective people” is comprised of seven habits which is about development of individual and community. These seven habits were presented by seven participants by giving religious, cultural and social life examples.
First habit, Be Proactive; was presented by Salahuddin that we should be mentally ready for the work we have to do, if we do not get ready ultimately time goes and we will be panic.
Second Habit, Begin With The End In mind; was explained by Azhar that we must think the consequences of the work with regard to long term benefits not for short term benefits.
Naveed said about the third habit; Put First Thing First; that we should not do the things which are unimportant. We should make a difference between important and urgent.
Forth habit; Think and win; was presented by Shahzaib that we should work by thinking of the personal benefits and benefits of community and we should avoid the thing which give only personal benefits.
Fifth Habit; Seek First To Understand Then To Be Understood; was presented by Muhammad Ameer Hamza that we should listen the people by both words and emotions in order to find the solution from which other is going through and without changing core we cannot change the surface.
Sixth habit & quote; Synergize; was explained by Iqra Naz that cooperation is the vital element of any company and we should learn to be cooperative in order to get maximum results.
Seventh habit "e; Sharpen The Saw; was explained by Zohaib that first we should sharpen the skills otherwise it will be fruitless to cut the tree with Unshaped Saw.
The MALS founder Muhammad Ali concluded that we should pick the positive things from the world so that we will be able to generate the positive ideas for the betterment of society.