National Library Day-2021: A preparatory meeting held in Dhaka

Md. Monirul Islam, Librarian, Army Medical College Chattogram

January 14, 2021

Photo: Theme for the national library day 2021

A preparatory meeting of the National Committee of the National Library Day 2021 celebration was held on 4 January 2021 at the Department of Public Library, Dhaka.

The members of the National Committee including the representatives from the Library Association Bangladesh (LAB) and Bangladesh Association of Librarians, Information Scientists and Documentalists (BALID) were present in the meeting.

A number of significant decisions were made in the meeting, i.e., identifying the new theme for the upcoming National Library Day, no rally will be arranged this year due to COVID-19, cultural events to be held at Shawkat Osman Hall. Besides, The National Book Center and Bangla Academy, all divisional and district level local committee will arrange separate discussion programs. The special supplement will be published in the daily newspapers. The committee also decided to publish a souvenir on this special occasion by the department of the public library. As part of the national celebration, the committee will arrange a press conference before the day. Further, the Ministry of Cultural Affairs will request the Ministry of Information to telecast a talk show and different other special programs on BTV and other channels on the occasion of the day. Dhaka city will be decorated with colourful balloon, banner and festoons.

The National Library Day (February 5) will also be celebrated in different educational institutions in the country.