Panaji, August 14, 2019 … Goa Library and Information Science Convention-2019 (GOA-LIS 2019) to commemorate Librarian’s Day was organised at the Multipurpose Hall, Sanskruti Bhavan, Patto, by Krishna Das Shyama Goa State Central Library, recently. The daylong convention included book launch and paper presentations by librarians across the state.

Minister for Art and Culture Shri. Govind Gaude was the Chief Guest while Secretary for Art and Culture Shri. C.R. Garg IAS, Director of Department of Art and Culture Shri. Gurudas Pilernekar, Curator of Central Library Dr. Carlos Fernandes and Sr. Librarian Smt. Samiksha Kolmule were present on the occasion.

Speaking on the occasion Shri. Gaude urged the librarians and library attendants to work with dedication. “Your work may enlighten someone’s life and many a times you are unaware about it. A librarian opens up knowledge doors for an individual and guides him/her in choosing the right path.  They play a pivotal role in creating healthy environment. Books are our friends for life and hence, let us work to build up the reading habit among people and strengthen the library movement,” the Minister said.

Earlier, the function commenced by lighting the ceremonial lamp. The Minister later released in-house publications – Annual Report 2018-19, Ruzvonn-Tiatr Index, Pakhllio-Index of Articles from Goan Observer, Kurpanne-An index of library science articles, Yadintle Goem-Index of photograph from Portuguese books and GOA-LIS 2019 Seminar Volume by Dr. Carlos Fernandes and Team, and Goa Public Library Act, 1993 in Konkani and Marathi by Shri. Milind Mhamal. The Minister also felicitated Security Guards of the library Shri. Namdeo Gokarnekar, Shri. Devdatt Kankonkar, Shri. Dashrath Sawardekar and Shri. Deepak Gawas for their brave acts shown in the past. This was followed by paper presentation by participants.

Dr. Carlos Fernandes gave the welcome address while Shri. Pilernekar briefed about LIS-GOA 2019. Shri. Garg, IAS also spoke on the occasion. Shri. Pradip Naik compered the function while Smt. Kolmule proposed the vote of thanks.

          The function was attended by librarians from college, Taluka, district and NGO across the state.


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