Arab Today, arab today qatar hosts world\s largest book signing ceremony
Last Updated : GMT 11:40:47
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today

Qatar hosts world\'s largest book signing ceremony

Arab Today, arab today

Arab Today, arab today Qatar hosts world\'s largest book signing ceremony

Manama - Arabstoday

Qatar has hosted the world\'s single largest book signing ceremony that featured the 86 co-authors of the anthology My Father. The participation of 102 authors from various parts of the world to contribute to the book ensured the record of the largest co-authored anthology in the world. It also established a record as the only book in Qatar and anywhere in the world to be co-authored by 86 persons based in a single country, Qatari daily The Peninsula reported on Saturday. The book was brought out by My Father initiative, a non-profit project that was commissioned in 2010 to conduct a series of programmes and events to celebrate the role of fathers in the lives of their children across the world. The project led to various activities that boosted the father-child relationship, including a Creative Writing Workshop in partnership with Bloomsbury Qatar Foundation Publications, Creative Writing Contest for all schools and colleges across Qatar, All Qatar Photography Contest, Arabic Debate in partnership with QatarDebate and the Pearl Qatar, and the publishing of the book My Father. The book includes 86 stories from Qatar-based authors, and four stories by Palestinian children facing war and oppression on a daily basis at the Gaza Strip, collected in partnership with the Al Fakhoora Project. Noor Al Malki, Secretary General of Supreme Council for Family Affairs, released the first copy of the book in Qatar, handing it over to Romanian Ambassador Adrian Macalaru, who distributed certificates to the participants of various contests. Expressing her appreciation for the initiative, Al Malki said that in spite of the changing dynamics of the world, fathers would always continue to hold a special place in everyone\'s heart. The fact that over 102 co-authors participated in the creation of the book, and the scores more who participated in various related events is a testimony to the fathers\' role, she said. \"Like the mother the father is equally important to the family\'s stability, cohesion, harmony and emotional wealth,\" she said. \"The father deserves greater appreciation as he is an indispensable figure in the family. He plays other crucial roles: a role model for his children, a socialising agent and an educator. \"The image of a despotic authoritarian father is fading away. A new image is rising, one of a democratic father, a father who listens to his children and understands their aspirations. As a nation, we have to foster this image of the father. The role of the father in the family is more important today than before.\" Rajeev Mathew Thomas, founder of My Father initiative, stressed the role fathers play in the lives of each individual. \"I am extremely satisfied that I could do this as a tribute to all the fathers in the world, including my father,\" he said. \"In this busy world, we very often take for granted the role of our parents in our lives, without realising that they would not be with us forever,\" he said. Last year, he was involved in a similar book project about mothers, which eventually led to this project. My Father is available for purchase online from www.my-father.net with all proceeds from sale of the book being given to charity. From / Gulf News

Name *

E-mail *

Comment Title*

Comment *

: Characters Left

Mandatory *

Terms of use

Publishing Terms: Not to offend the author, or to persons or sanctities or attacking religions or divine self. And stay away from sectarian and racial incitement and insults.

I agree with the Terms of Use

Security Code*

Arab Today, arab today qatar hosts world\s largest book signing ceremony Arab Today, arab today qatar hosts world\s largest book signing ceremony

 



Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today Mohamed Bahari prepares new collection for spring 2017

GMT 06:15 2017 Monday ,27 February

Mohamed Bahari prepares new collection for spring 2017
Arab Today, arab today 17.4 million tourists visit UAE in 2016

GMT 00:47 2017 Monday ,27 February

17.4 million tourists visit UAE in 2016
Arab Today, arab today Sheds light on major steps in 12-year career

GMT 06:07 2017 Monday ,27 February

Sheds light on major steps in 12-year career
Arab Today, arab today UN envoy sets out framework

GMT 07:25 2017 Monday ,27 February

UN envoy sets out framework
Arab Today, arab today Ayat Abaza says state TV presented major stars

GMT 03:52 2017 Sunday ,26 February

Ayat Abaza says state TV presented major stars
View News in Arabic - Culture: أخبار الثقافة والفنون
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today Reading therapy relieves mental disorders

GMT 15:39 2017 Friday ,24 February

Reading therapy relieves mental disorders
Arab Today, arab today UK appoints 1st Scotland Yard chief in 188 years

GMT 05:14 2017 Thursday ,23 February

UK appoints 1st Scotland Yard chief in 188 years
Arab Today, arab today Penguins in the age of dinos

GMT 11:44 2017 Saturday ,25 February

Penguins in the age of dinos
Arab Today, arab today Pluto's unruly moons

GMT 06:31 2015 Thursday ,04 June

Pluto's unruly moons
Arab Today, arab today 'Constructive' Vauxhall talk with union

GMT 08:54 2017 Saturday ,25 February

'Constructive' Vauxhall talk with union
Arab Today, arab today Tesla back into red but revenue grows

GMT 07:27 2017 Thursday ,23 February

Tesla back into red but revenue grows
Arab Today, arab today Reasons for the delay 'On the Stairs of Servants'

GMT 06:42 2017 Saturday ,25 February

Reasons for the delay 'On the Stairs of Servants'
Arab Today, arab today Ex-yoga missionary unleashes rage

GMT 12:16 2017 Thursday ,23 February

Ex-yoga missionary unleashes rage

GMT 07:23 2017 Friday ,24 February

Ola Ghanem hopes to work with M.Ramadan

GMT 12:35 2017 Tuesday ,21 February

63-Year-Old Woman Delivers Baby

GMT 18:23 2017 Friday ,24 February

Fadi explains secrets of  Nancy Ajram's newlook

GMT 10:28 2017 Wednesday ,22 February

Milan laughs while Rome cries

GMT 19:45 2017 Monday ,20 February

Sarah Belamesh designs antiques of "ceramic"

GMT 10:20 2017 Thursday ,23 February

Brazil's top diplomat resigns

GMT 14:04 2017 Friday ,24 February

Messi visit will contribute in tourism

GMT 13:12 2015 Saturday ,09 May

Sheikh Sultan opens Sharjah Centre

GMT 22:42 2017 Thursday ,23 February

Nasima Gamei revives heritage in jewelries
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today
 
 Arab Today Facebook,arab today facebook  Arab Today Twitter,arab today twitter Arab Today Rss,arab today rss  Arab Today Youtube,arab today youtube  Arab Today Youtube,arab today youtube
arabstoday arabstoday arabstoday arabstoday
arabstoday arabstoday arabstoday
arabstoday
بناية النخيل - رأس النبع _ خلف السفارة الفرنسية _بيروت - لبنان
arabstoday, Arabstoday, Arabstoday