Md. Monirul Islam
March 16, 2021
A Braille Corner for the visually impaired was set up at the Sufia Kamal National Public Library in collaboration with the Sparsh Foundation on the occasion of the Mujib Year. State Minister for Cultural Affairs KM Khalid, MP, Md Abubakar Siddique, Director-General of the Department of Public Library and Nazia Jabeen, President of Sporsho Foundation, along with other officials were present at the event.
Afterwards, on the occasion of Father of the nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman’s birthday and National Children’s Day 2021 on March 17, the State Minister of Cultural Affairs addressed the inaugural function of a three-day book exhibition and cultural program jointly organized by the Department of Public Libraries and National Library Center. Secretary of the Ministry of Cultural Affairs Mr Md. Badrul Arefin presided over the function. Mr Md. Abubakar Siddique, Director General of the Department of Public Libraries and Mr Mozammel Babu, Editor-in-Chief of Ekattar TV addressed the function as special guests. Mr Minar Mansur, Director, National Book Center and eminent poet and journalist gave a welcome address on the occasion.
The corner consists of 90 books, including biographies, children’s stories, poems, and many more in its collection. Many of the books focus on the history of Bangladesh’s Liberation War.