August 13, 2014 … The Librarian Day was celebrated in the city today by Krishnadas Shama Goa State Central Library by organizing various activities to mark the day. August 12th is celebrated as National Librarian’s Day in India in remembrance of national professor of Library Science, Dr. S.R. Ranganathan who had spearheaded library development in India.
“Texts, Tomes, Treasures” book on the evolution of Goa’s Pubica Livrario by Smt. Maria Pia de Menezes Rodrigues, Ex-Curator of Central Library, Panaji was released on the occasion at the hands of Shri V.B. Hubli, Ex-Curator of Central Library, Panaji.
Shri Hubli speaking as chief guest on the occasion stressed the need to make the library movement more vibrant by inculcating the habit of reading among the younger generation.
Congratulating Smt. Rodrigues on her book release Shri Hubli felt that a lot more needs to be done to the library movement in the State.
Readers of the Central Library like Dr. P. Phal Dessai, Dr. Kenkre, Dr. Celsa Pinto,Shri B. D’Cruz, Stmt. Archana Kakodkar were felicitated on the occasion.
A motivation talk on communications & Stress Management by prominent personality and a quiz competition for participants on the topic “Events & Happening in India” was also held on the occasion.
Shri Madhav Borkar, Ex-Director, AIR gave a brief synopsis of the book “Texts, Tomes, Treasures”.
Dr. Teotonio D’Souza, Smt. Maria Pia de Menezes Rodrigues and Shri Ashok Parab also spoke on the occasion.
Shri Carlos Fernandes, Curator welcomed while Smt. Sulaksha Kulmule proposed the vote of thanks on the occasion.