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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International Museum Day observed across the Country

Rajesh, Noakhali, 26 May 2019 

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Every year on 18 May, since 1977 International Council of Museums (ICOM) coordinates the celebration of International Museum Day (IMD). This year more than 37,000 museums across 158 countries observe this day with the theme of: ‘Museums as Cultural Hubs: The Future of Tradition’ with great enthusiasm.

On this occasion, Bangladesh National Museum, Bangladesh Liberation War Museum, Asiatic society Bangladesh and many others mark this day with different programs like rally, procession, competition, meeting, discussion etc.

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Mr Maruf Hossen has been promoted to Senior Librarian of BAEC

Mr. Maruf Hossen

Apu, 25 May 2019
Mr Maruf Hossen
has been promoted to Senior Librarian of Bangladesh Atomic Energy Commission (BAEC). He has been working at BAEC since 16 January 2014 as Librarian. Besides, working as librarian he is also working as Member Secretary of BAEC website monitoring committee, Alternative Responsible Officer for Right to Information (RTI), APA team member, and etc. as an additional responsibility.

Mr Maruf Hossen completed his BA (Hons.) and MA in Information Science and Library Management from University of Dhaka. Prior to joining at BAEC, he worked at British Council Resource Centre for one year.

On behalf of TLT, we wish him a bright career and fruitful contribution to the library profession in Bangladesh.

School Library Association, Satkania Organized Discussion and Iftar Mahfil

Ahasan, Dhaka, 26 May 2019

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Bangladesh School Library Association, Satkania Upazila, Chattagram organized a discussion session and Iftar Mahfil on 20 May 2019 at Satkania Ideal High School.

Mr Mohammad Zubair, Mayor, Satkania Pourosova was the Chief Guest while Mr Mohammad Anwar Hussain, Divisional councillor, Library Association of Bangladesh, Chattagram was the main speaker. A good number of local dignitaries, political leaders attended the event. Mr Mohammad Iqbalur Rahman conducted the session.

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.

Library Committee of 11th Parliament Recommended Improving Parliament Library

Rajesh, Noakhali, 26 May 2019

The Library Committee of 11th Parliament came up with the recommendation for the advancement of the library of Bangladesh National Parliament after a meeting chaired by Deputy Speaker Md Fazle Rabbi Miah as chair of the committee with the presence of committee members Abdul Mannan, Warset Hussain Belal, Md. Sanowar Hossain, Tanveer Imam and Shafiqur Rahman.

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Farewell program of DG, Department of Public Libraries held

Ahasan, Dhaka, 26 May 2019

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A farewell program of Mr Ashish Kumar Sarkar, Director General (Additional Secretary), Department of Public Libraries, Ministry of Cultural Affairs, was held on 9 May 2019 at the conference room, department of public libraries, Shahbag, Dhaka.

Mr Ashish had a good contribution to the development of public libraries and the implementation of several projects including the creation of the new position and human resource development. He served around four years in the department of public libraries. Employees of the public libraries were present in the farewell program.

41st founding anniversary of Bangladesh Film Archive celebrated

Ahasan, Dhaka, 26 May 2019

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“The country’s film industry had a golden period in the past. The incumbent government is working to improve the film industry as there is no alternative to that,” Information Minister Dr Hasan Mahmud said while inaugurating the program marking the 41st founding anniversary of Bangladesh Film Archive at its projection hall at Agargaon in the capital. He also added that the government is working relentlessly to get back the golden era of the Bangla cinema through modernization of the film industry.

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