National Library Day-2019 Observed at icddr,b Library

Dr. M. Nazim Uddin, icddr,b, Dhaka, 17 February, 2019

icddr,b Library observed “National Library Day” on 05 February 2019 in its library premises. This year’s theme is “Gronthagare Boi Pori, Alokito Manush Gori” (let’s read books in the library, create an enlightened mind). To grace the occasion, a simple and informal program was organized by the library staff members at the cyber corner and training area of the Library. Among other participants, Dr. Mohammad Yunus, Emeritus Scientist; Dr. ASG Faruque, Consultant; Dr. Dinesh Mondal, Senior Scientist; Dr. Fatema Khatun, Associate Scientist; Dr. Sadika Akhter, Dy Project Coordinator, HSPSD; Ms Asma Akhter and her team from finance office were present on the occasion and participated in the discussion. Senior scientists and researchers shared the importance and significance of library services at icddr,b. Library issues are discussed in the meeting.


To marking the National Library Day-2019, a message from the Deputy Executive Director (DED) of icddr,b was also circulated through root e-mail at icddr,b. In the message of DED stated that we are happy to observe National Library Day in 2019. We know the Library is a growing organism and we value the library services at icddr,b. Libraries around the world including Bangladesh offer a wide range of services supporting the people they serve.  From promoting literacy to offering free access to information, libraries are safe welcoming spaces, at the heart of communities. Libraries promote innovation, creativity and access to the world’s knowledge for researchers, knowledge seekers, and future generations. Finally, he looks forward that the library and library professionals will play a vital role in society to transform Bangladesh into Digital Bangladesh.