Ahasan, Dhaka, 15 July 2018
Nowpara Relatives Staying in Dhaka (NRSID), a nonprofit and voluntary organisation has been working for a long period of time on several social activities for the betterment of village community of Nowpara, Birganj, Dinajpur. This forum donates winter clothes to the villagers per need, publish yearly magazine namely “Prottabarton”, reunion program at Dhaka, and more. “Let’s read rook and create Enlightened society’, to keep this slogan the said forum has established a Public Library at Nowpara, Birgonj, Dinajpur. The mentioned community-based non-government public library was being inaugurated on 17 June 2018.
Continuing students, forum members, respected persons, patrons, donors were present on that occasion. NRISD Secretary-General and Assistant Vice President of Jamuna Bank Ltd. Mr Nahid Reaz Mithun told The Librarian Times (TLT), “we have started our journey with 702 books and with the cooperation of all we may like to go ahead. Definitely, next generation will get more benefit from it”.
This library remains open between 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm every day with two assigned persons who are in the teaching profession. Mr Nurul Adnan and Mr Anamul Haq serve as the volunteers to conduct the library activities.
Ms Farhana Islam, Ms Taklima Shirin, Mr Raihanul Islam, Ms Sultana Rahaman, Mr Mohaimenul Islam, Mr Fahim Muntasir, Mr.Sakiuz zaman sizan, Mr Ragib Ekhwan and Mr Tasnim Sadat are continuously cooperating and assisting tremendously for NRSID successes. In the new library, there are varieties of collections including renowned translated work, historic, child literature, religious, novel, drama, cultural, motivational, Muktijoddo affairs, world’s best seller, reference etc. The Library members are availing borrowing facilities. Different ages of people including primary school level children are taking the opportunity of the library facilities.
One of the TLT board members has been continuously guiding the library team since the beginning of this initiative in terms of organization, collection, and accreditation of the library.
It is also mentioned that Nowpara Village has already accredited as the idle village of Dinajpur District. This village has a school, college, post office, medical dispensary, Shahid Minar (First at Birganj Upazila), orphanage, aesthetic and historic Mosque, Graveyard, pollution free and scenic atmosphere. Adding the new non-government public library, this village has become now more distinguished. Twenty-Eight registered members who are living in Dhaka are regularly contributing and giving time for upward mobility of this forum by doing several realistic activities.
We congratulate and appreciate each of the members of this forum on their ongoing activities towards the community.