Library Week to be celebrated on a grand scale

  • Many events lined up from Nov 14 to 20

Hyderabad: Deputy Chief Minister Kadiam Srihari has directed the officials to celebrate Library Week from November 14 to 20 all over the State in a grand manner. 

Srihari had a high-level review meeting on the importance of national Library Week at Secretariat on Friday with Special Chief Secretary Ranjiva Acharya, State Libraries Director Venkateshwara Sharma and other officials. The Deputy Chief Minister asked library officials in all districts, including Hyderabad, to take immediate steps to furnish books and study material on demand in all the libraries. “This will enable the students to prepare for competitive examinations like Group I, II, Civil Services, Banking, Railways and others”, he remarked.

Srihari said the state government has decided to involve readers, intellectuals, the educated and others in the event. He asked the government to release Rs 20 lakhs for Library Week events in 31 districts.

Kadiam Srihari, who also holds Education portfolio, said about 53 lakhs of readers, including 4.88 lakh members used to visit 572 libraries comprising about 68 lakh books. He said book reading is essential for children, youth and people to get knowledge and awareness on various issues of national and international importance.

The Library Week will begin on November 14 with Children’s Day celebrations, book exhibition on November 15, experts’ speeches on main subjects, seminars and meetings on November 17, reading competitions for students on November 18, Women’s Day on November 19, Literacy Day on November 20

-NSS

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