Message from the Prime Minister and the President on the occasion of National Library Day 2022

Amrita Dash, Dhaka

Photo: President M Abdul Hamid and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina (collected) Amrita Dash, Dhaka

President M Abdul Hamid and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina delivered separate messages on the National Library Day-2022.
In a message, President M Abdul Hamid said people’s unrestricted access to public libraries plays a vital role in developing education, culture, and social development as libraries have an enormous role in forming a knowledgeable, beautiful, and enlightened society.

In the backdrop of the ongoing globalisation of information technology, the President said that the traditional library concept has been changed too, adding “libraries now have reached to the highway of technology.”

To keep pace with the latest global change, he said the government is increasing the infrastructural facilities of the libraries’ infrastructural facilities and creating scopes to gather information staying inside the houses through the digitalisation of the libraries.

“I hope that these initiatives will encourage the youths to become library oriented,” he said in his message.

Meanwhile, in her message, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina said the present government led by the Awami League has increased the libraries’ facilities and taken initiatives of project implementation for the digitalisation of the libraries.

The Prime Minister said a project had been taken to set up ‘Bangabandhu and Liberation War Corner’ at all government-run public libraries to uphold the true history of the Liberation War before the new

“I believe that the observance of ‘national library day will also encourage and inspire people more and also would help realise a prosperous country which was a dream of the Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheik Mujibur Rahman,” she said.

She said that directives have been given to introduce library hours at the school level to encourage the new generation to use libraries.