Nat’l Public Library Day observed in Rajshahi

Published : 05 Feb 2023 10:24 PM

The National Public Library Day-2023 was observed in Rajshahi in a befitting manner on Sunday with the call of enlightening people after the best uses of public libraries.

 Marking the day, the divisional public library and district administration jointly organised a discussion in the conference hall of the divisional public library. "Smart Library Smart Bangladesh" was the main theme of the day this year.

 Deputy Commissioner Abdul Jalil and Additional Deputy Commissioner (Education and ICT) Joya Maria Perera addressed the discussion as chief and special guests respectively, while assistant director of the divisional public library Masud Rana was in the chair.

 Vice-principal of Rajshahi New Government Degree College Prof Waliul Alam, Rajshahi Divisional Councilor of Bangladesh Library Association Abdullah Al Bashir and local unit president Nurun Nabi also spoke. Highlighting the significance of the day the discussants unanimously said the role of the library is immense towards building a knowledgeable and enlightened society. 

They added that books always make people beautiful, bright and prosperous. Only the people enriched with a prosperous heart can build bright Bangladesh. Abdul Jalil said libraries play a fundamental role in developed society not only for access to information but also as a centre for all types of entertainment. Information can be retrieved easily online. 

"We must have public libraries in every union and these libraries will be serving as the bridge between those who are well-informed about access to information and those who aren't," he added. 

Earlier, they opened the day by releasing balloons and festoons in the sky. 

Meanwhile, Rajshahi University of Engineering and Technology (RUET) observed the day in its campus in a befitting manner today. 

In addition to taking out a rally, the technological varsity held a discussion at its conference hall. 

Registrar Prof Selim Hossain, Research and Extension Director Prof Faruque Hossain, Head of Architecture Prof Zahurul islam and Administrator of Central Computer Centre Prof Ali Asgar addressed the meeting.

Rajshahi University also observed the day in its campus in a befitting manner, including rally and discussion meeting.

Vice-chancellor Prof Golam Sabbir Sattar, Prof Vice-chancellor Prof Humayun Kabir and Social Science Faculty Dean Prof Ilias Hossain addressed the discussion.