Students visiting a book stall at students festival in Islamia College Peshawar. – Photo by Asif Javed

PESHAWAR, 14 December: A three-day students festival got underway at Islamia College in Peshawar on Tuesday.

Besides different competitions, bookstalls have also been set up at the festival where books on religion, science, history and other topics are available for students on 25 percent discount.

On the first day of the festival organised by the Islami Jamiat Tulaba (IJT), Seerat-un-Nabi (Peace be Upon Him), Pakistan History and poetry contests were organised.

Inam Ghar will be organised in the festival today (Wednesday) where participants will get prizes of mobile phones and other gadgets besides cash prizes of up to Rs100,000 on giving right answers to questions.

About 1,500 students of different universities will also receive talent awards on the occasion.

The students who visited the festival appreciated the organisers for arranging an attractive event.

“Books are very expensive in the market, but students are getting books on almost half prices. Such festivals should be organised on regular basis to provide entertainment to students,” Hameed, a student who set up a books stall, told TNN.