UN Information Office interviews Uzbek writer on the occasion of World Book Day

интервью по случаю Всемирного дня книгиThe UN Information Office invited famous Uzbek writer and translator Ulugbek Hamdam to share his musings on books ahead of World Book and Copyright Day, which is celebrated on 23 April.

Hamdam says people’s attitudes towards books today are different from what they were yesterday, and this is a natural thing that occurs due to global cultural and political changes.

“The more reading and thinking people a particular society has, the stronger the country,” he says. “A deep knowledge of history, tradition and language, especially your native language as well as those of other nations, boosts your spiritual immunity.”

“Books and love of books can make the world a better place,” he concludes.

To watch the interview with English subtitles, follow this link.