Mangalore: Take Libraries to Rural Population - Mysore University VC
Pics: Dayanand Kukkaje
Daijiworld Media Network - Mangalore
Mangalore, Feb 23: A three-day all-India library conference on the theme 'Knowledge Society: Innovations in Librarianship' was inaugurated at St Agnes College here on Thursday February 23. A colourful procession accompanied the dignataries to the venue.
Mysore University vice-chancellor Dr V G Talwar inaugurated the conference and stressed on the need for setting up libraries in rural areas.
The majority of the country's population is concentrated in the villages and hence infrastructure should be set up to fill this void, Dr Talwar urged. He also spoke on the necessity of popularalising the habit of reading through technology among the masses.
Padma Bhushan Dr B M Hegde lauded librarians for computerising the libraries and keeping up with the times. He also termed library a place of 'wisdom' where one can develop intellectually.
The conference was jointly organized by the Indian Library Association, Karnataka State College Librarians' Association (KSCLA) and St Agnes Centre for Post-graduate Studies and Research
Among those present were Indian Library Association president Dharm Veer Singh, KSCLA S L Kadadevaramath, librarian of University of Tennesse Prof Bharath Mehra, St Agnes College principal Dr Prem D'Souza and others.
A book exhibition was also organized as part of the conference.