Panaji: February 21, 2018 A five day “Capacity Building Training” programme for Public Library Personnel, organized by the National Mission for Libraries (NML) and Ministry of Culture Government of India under Raja Ram Mohan Roy Library Foundation (RRRLF) was inaugurated at Sanskruti Bhavan at Patto in the city recently.

 The five day training programme which has commenced today will continue till February 23, 2018 organized with an intention to introduce sustained development of public library services in India.  

Shri. Gurudas  Pilarnekar  Director, Directorate of Art & Culture.  Dr.Carlos Fernandes Curator Goa State Central Library, Prof. Uma Kanjilal, Prof and Head, Faculty of Library and Information Sciences, IGNOU and member of Foundation, Shri Anirban Biswas System Manager and Programme Coordinator, CBP, NML, Smt. Sulaksha S. Kolmule Senior Librarian were present on the occasion.

Shri Biswas System Manager and Programme Coordinator, CBP, NML briefed about the objectives of the workshop.

Prof. Kanjilal gave basic knowledge about the Creation on National Virtual Library of India (NVLI). She said the Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) is aiding an initiative of the Ministry of Culture under the National Mission of Libraries by way of creating a catalogue of libraries across India which apart from books includes artefacts and other resources from libraries, museums, archives, among others, and all this would be done using an open source platform, Koha, making its access, free of cost and which will develop reading habits among people across the country, she added.

Shri Pilarnekar speaking as the Chief guest on the occasion said that the Knowledge is not meant to be preserved and restricted within four walls, instead it should be spread beyond, across the state, country and the world around.

Earlier Dr. Carlos Fernandes welcomed the gathering. Smt. Siddhi Upadya compered  the function and  Smt. Sulaksha S. Kolmule proposed vote of Thanks.


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