Students to get ‘education expense’ as the honorarium for working as librarian

Jannati Jerin, 6 February 2021

Photo: Second Dhaka Library / Library Delegates Conference

Students are to be appointed to overcome the crisis of Librarian in 800 non-government active libraries. They will get honorarium to meet up their ‘educational expenses’ for one year for performing this duty along with their study. The Ministry of Cultural Affairs, Bangladesh has taken the decision, each library will receive a certain amount of money to provide a grant to that particular student who will be appointed as a librarian to serve their library for one year.

KM Khalid, State Minister for Cultural Affairs said this on January 29, 2021, while he was speaking as the chief guest at the ‘Second Dhaka Library / Library Delegates Conference’, organized by Bangladesh Grantha Suhrid Samiti and Beraid Public Library at the old Eidgah ground near Beraid Public Library in Dhaka.

In his speech, the chief guest said, “we arrange or insert our thoughts, sensations, emotions, heartbeat etc. on the pages of a book in writings. And the library is the place where these books are preserved and Beraid Public Library is an ideal library to serve its purpose.”

He added, “Such extraordinary initiatives are not usually seen on the personal level. This library is not only solvent but also rich in quality, preservation, research and publication of books.”

The headmaster of Beraid Muslim High School Mirza Lutfar Rahman presided over the program while Chairman of Parliamentary Standing Committee on the Ministry of Posts, Telecommunications and Information Technology AKM Rahmatullah presented the keynote paper.