12th Aug 2019 09:08:PM State
Eastern Sentinel Arunachal News

ITANAGAR, Aug 12: Along with the rest of the country, National Librarian’s Day was observed today with great enthusiasm all across Arunachal Pradesh which saw active and noticeable participation by the student community.
Department of Public Libraries celebrated the day as a mark of commemoration of the 127th birth anniversary of Padmashree Dr S R Ranganathan, who is also known as the ‘Father of Library Science’ in India.
As a part of the celebration, a brief function was organized here at the State Central Library with the participation of library professionals from Papum Pare district who shared their work experience and pledged to  work more for the benefit of society. Director of Public Libraries Jotom Borang was the Chief Guest.
Assistant Director Lingam Ete through her inspirational speech motivated the librarians to give more service for the benefit of the readers. During the event, different cultural activities were performed by the library professionals which enlivened the function.
It can be recalled that on Saturday the department conducted a Library Awareness Programme at the same venue involving school children from different schools of Capital Complex. Moreover, in a bid to attract more reader/visitors, the department had also launched a free library membership drive which will continue till August 17 next.   
In Lower Subansiri district the day was observed today at the District Library, Ziro.

As a part of the celebrations, prizes of essay writing and extempore speech competitions were distributed to school children. EAC, Priscilla Tayeng and DIPRO Ramar Jokik while interacting with the students advised them to inculcate the habit of reading. District Library and Information Officer Joram Taga in his speech highlighted the life story of Dr. R.S.Ranganathan who besides being a mathematician by profession was responsible for revolutionizing the library scenario in the country. Principal, Padi Lailang Memorial School Habung Pilya along with his students participated in celebrations. 

National Librarian’s Day was observed today at Upper Siang district with the Department of Public Libraries arranging the programme at District Library Yingkiong which saw the enthusiastic participation of a large gathering of students from VKV, School Yingkiong.
Attending the event as Chief Guest, Vice Principal of Government Higher Secondary School Yingkiong, Olik Nobeng advised the students to cultivate the habit of reading books for which he encouraged them to visit the District Library to enrich knowledge. DL&IO O. Lego reminded that library is a good storehouse of knowledge since various kinds of books, magazines and newspapers can be obtained easily which can help in career building. VKV Principal and public leaders also spoke on the occasion. 
The day was celebrated in Tirap district at Khonsa today with Deputy Commissioner P.N. Thungon gracing the occasion as Chief Guest.
DC while delivering a strong message on the importance of libraries especially in the education system, encouraged the students to inculcate reading habit right from the young age. DLIO Khonsa highlighted the professional life and contributions of Dr. S.R. Ranganathan to the field of Library & Information Science.
As a part of the Library Awareness Programme, an Essay Competition was organised for the students of Pinewood Secondary School Khonsa on the topic ‘Role of Libraries in Student’s Life’ both in senior and junior categories. In senior category, Yamna Jenpi(Class X), Gangtaw Gangsa(Class X) and Krishna Sonar(Class X) were awarded the 1st, 2nd and 3rd prizes with cash prizes of Rs 2000, Rs 1000 & Rs 500 respectively. In junior category Meka Suyang(Class IX) won the 1st prize, Tekhin Rangsu (Class IX) 2nd prize and Nyephi Aphi(Class IX) 3rd prize and were awarded with cash prizes of Rs 2000, Rs 1000 & Rs 500 respectively. 
National Librarians’ Day will be continued further this week up to August 17 with a free membership drive programme and all the readers/denizens of Tirap district have been  requested by DLIO KSA to avail this opportunity and register themselves with four passport photos only. DIPRO inputs

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