Doa and Iftar Mahfil Held at Department of Public Libraries

Ahasan, Dhaka, 2 June 2019

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Department of Public Libraries under the ministry of Cultural Affairs organised a Doa and Iftar Mahfil on 26 May 2019 at Seminar Room, Department of Public Libraries, Shahbag, Dhaka.

The Chief Guest of the event was Dr Abu Hena Mostafa Kamal, NDC, Secretary(In Charge), Ministry of Cultural Affairs. Mr Md. Abdul Mannan Ilias, Director General, Department of Public Libraries conducted the event. Ms Kristy Crawford, Project Director, Libraries Unlimited and a good number of professionals were present of that event.

Ministry of Cultural Affairs, Bangladesh organises Iftar and Doa Mahfil

Rajesh, Noakhali, 2 June 2019

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The Ministry of Cultural Affairs, Bangladesh organised an Iftar and Doa Mahfil at Shawkat Osman Hall, Central Public Library, Shahbag, Dhaka on 27 May 2019.

State Minister for the Cultural Affairs K M Khalid was present as the Chief Guest while the program was presided by Acting Secretary of Cultural Ministry Dr Md Abu Hena Mostafa Kamal. A good number of dignitaries, including Mr Ashish Kumar Sarkar, Ex-Director General (Additional Secretary), Department of Public Libraries, Ministry of Cultural Affairs, Muntasir Mamoon, writer-historian and professor and many others were present at the event.

Book reading and prize giving ceremony held at Sonargaon, Narayanganj

Ahasan, Dhaka, 2 June 2019

Department of Public Libraries has initiated several projects including Public Library management and development through online. Under the mentioned project, readers are connected up to the Upazila level. Recently, they have organised a book reading competition and prize distribution ceremony throughout the country.

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38 District Public Libraries receive book donation from Aloghar

Syeda Mukta Begum, 26 May 2019

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Aloghar, a project supported by the Development Initiative for Social Advancement (DISA) donated books to the 38 selected public libraries across the country at Poet Shamsur Rahman Seminar Hall in Bangla Academy on May 21, Tuesday.

Planning minister MA Mannan was the chief guest, while former governor of Bangladesh Bank Atiur Rahman, MP Ferdousi Islam Jicasi and CDF Executive Director Abdul Awal were present as special guests.

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Prize giving ceremony held at Joypurhat District Government Public Library

Ahasan, Dhaka, 26 May 2019

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District government public Library Joypurhat arranged a prize-giving ceremony on 22 May 2019 of the financial year 2018-19 of different national programs celebration.

Programs include essay writing, good handwriting, storytelling etc. Several government officials were present as Chief and special guests while Mr Md. Rokonuzzaman, Librarian of the said library presided over the program. Different age groups from local school and college level students participated in the competition.

Public Library Campaign held at Divisional Government Public Library, Rangpur

Ahasan, Dhaka, May 19, 2019

A two day long Public Library Campaign was held at Divisional Public Library, Rangpur from 6-7 April 2019. During the Public Library Campaign, several events including discussion ceremony, debate and drawing competition for children, storytelling were arranged. The event was open for all.

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Government public libraries observe the National Poet Kazi Nazrul Islam’s Birth Anniversary

Ahasan, Dhaka, 19 May 2019

Government district public libraries throughout the country organized different activities in marking the 120th birth anniversary of the National Poet Kazi Nazrul Islam.

The central public library also organized a book reading competition to remark this day. Different age group people including school and college level students took part in the competition. The event was held 14 to 15 May 2019 under active patronizing and support by Ministry of Cultural Affairs, Government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh.

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Prize giving ceremony held at Sherpur District Government Public Library

Ahasan, Dhaka, 17 May, 2019

District government public library Sherpur organized a prize-giving ceremony on 06 May 2019 of the financial year 2018-19. The event was organised to celebrate different national days including International Mother Language Day, National Children’s Day, Independence and National Day, and Bangla New year 1426.

Several government officials were present as special guests while Mr Sazzadaul Karim, Librarian of the said library presided over the program.