Bangabandhu Mobile Book Fair: A Tribute to Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman: Father of the Nation

Ratan K Das, Dhaka, 22 July 2018

Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman is the founding father of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh. He is the noblest and the greatest Bangalese in a thousand years. He was born on 17 March 1920 in Tungipara Upazila of Gopalganj. He dedicated his life for the welfare of this nation. He was the first president of Bangladesh. He was the Prime Minister of Bangladesh from March 1971 until his assassination on 15 August in 1975. Since then August is the blackest month of our national life.

It is the most disgraceful tragedy in the history of Bangladesh. The nation observes this month as national Mourning Month. Each year the Government and different organisations chalked out nationwide programs to monitor the month at the state level. Among others, two publishing houses, Srabon Prokashoni and Boinews, will organise a book fair titled ‘Bangabandhu Mobile Book Fair’ as part of the month-long programs.

The fair will begin in Dhaka, Narayanganj, Munsiganj, Gazipur, and Manikganj on 1 August. Several book-laden pickup vans will stay on the premises of educational institutions including schools, colleges, and universities of Dhaka and adjoining districts. The event will be ended on 31 August.

Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman was a first-class writer. Inspired by his wife, he started writing autobiography during his time in jail. He wrote ‘Oshomapto Attojiboni’ (The Unfinished Memoirs). His second memoir is ‘Karagarer Rojnamcha’ (Prison Diary). These two books will be displayed and sold in the coming book fair along with the 100 best books on Bangabandhu by distinguished writers. Any reader can buy these books from the fair with a 25 percent discount.

Courtesy: BSS

Workshop on Library Automation and Digitisation held at BANBEIS

Ahasan, Dhaka, 22 July 2018

A six-day long training program on Library Automation and Digitisation held at Bangladesh National Bureau of Educational and Statistics(BANBEIS), Dhaka from 15 July 2018 to 22 July 2018, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm  (except Friday).

Participants learned hands-on training on Integrated Library Management System “Koha” which includes data entry, editing, patron management, searching, installation etc. The central server will be maintained by BANBEIS where different college libraries/Institutions will be able to stretch input to the server. Initially, twelve colleges and twenty-four participants attended the said training program.  Participatory institutions and training participants are MS. Shahnaz Parvin, Program Officer and Mr Md. Nazmul Hasan Rajib, Office Assistant Cum Typist, Bangladesh National UNESCO Commission, Ms Mahmuda Akter, Librarian, Ministry of Education, Ms Kanij Mouluda Akter, Librarian, Mr Parimal Sarker, Assistant Librarian Dhaka College, Ms Jahanara Begum, Librarian, and. Mahmuda Khatun, Assistant Librarian, Government Eden College, Dhaka, Mr Md. Rabiul Alam, Librarian, Dhaka Mohammadpur Central University College, Mr Rafiqual Islam, Assistant Librarian, Rajuk Uttara Model College, Ms Tahhida Hossain, Librarian, Mirpur College, Dhaka, Ms Anjuman Ara Shimul, Librarian, and Mr Md. Asadul Haq, Assistant Librarian, Teachers Training College, Dhaka, Ms Fatema Akter, Donia College, Dhaka, Mr Md. Abdul Kader, Librarian, Dhaka Imperial College, Mr Md. Shamsul Alam, Librarian, Adamjee Cantonment College, Dhaka Mr Nurul Islam, Librarian, Gazipur Cantonment College, Gazipur, Mr Md. Rafiqul Islam, Documentation Officer and Ms Maksuda Khatun, Library Assistant, National Academy for Education Management(NAEM), Ministry of Education, Mr Md. Abdul Jalil, Cataloguer, Mahera Shahnaj, Library Assistant, Mr Md. Rafiqual Alam, Office Assistant cum Computer Assistant, Mr Md. Asab Uddin, Compiler, and Mr Md. Rabiul Islam, Library Helper, BANBEIS.

An inaugural ceremony was held on 15 July 2018 at BANBEIS Auditorium for this event. Dr Aruna Biswas, Additional Secretary (Admin and Finance), Secondary and Higher Secondary Division, Ministry of Education was the chief guest while Mr Md. Fashiullah, Director General presided over the session.

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