Inauguration of a new library in a remote village in Thakurgaon district held

A new library called ‘Padma Library’ has been inaugurated in a remote village of Thakurgaon to encourage students and the general public to read books and build a better society.

The library was inaugurated by Dr Anjan Kumar Deb Roy, PhD (Australia), Joint Secretary (Administrative Services), Ministry of Planning, the People’s Republic of Bangladesh.
Mr Bijoy Basak, Senior Superintendent of Police (CID), Bangladesh police, was present online as a special guest. Other guests including the Awami League District leader Shamsuzzaman Dulal, Mostafizur Rahman Liton, Chairman, Jagannathpur Union Parishad and local dignitaries were present in the inauguration ceremony.

Many students, including students from local primary and high schools, attended the event.
At the beginning of the program, a minute of silence was observed for the peace of souls of the martyred freedom fighters and those who sacrificed their lives for the country. The ceremony began with the performance of the national anthem. Dalim Kumar Roy, lecturer, Thakurgaon Government College, conducted the program.

Photo: Students are reading in the Padma Library. Photo was taken 2nd April, 2022

Speaking as the chief guest, Dr Anjan Kumar Dev Roy said that. “there is no alternative to acquiring knowledge for the socio-economic development of a country. The library is the centre for acquiring this knowledge.” As the special guest, Bijoy Bosak, said, “For a better future generation, we need to get our young generation out of mobile addiction and practice building reading culture in the libraries.”

Dr Biswajit and Bharati Adhikari Fellowships were awarded to two students who need financial support to continue their studies.
The event was ended through a pleasant cultural program.