PS inaugurates district library

NAMSAI, Aug 7: The district library here was inaugurated by local MLA and Planning Parliamentary Secretary Chau Zingnu Namchoom on Tuesday.
Speaking after the inauguration, Namchoom advised the students and youths of the district to develop the reading habit “to realize a knowledge-based society.”
Stating that the (Namsai) district library “is one of the most beautiful and modern libraries in the state,” Namchoom said he “had a dream to have a well-maintained library to promote education among the poor section of the society.”
He expressed hope that the library would fulfill his dream.
Earlier, Namchoom and the others present at the function offered floral tributes to the portrait of Dr SR Ranganathan.
Namsai Deputy Commissioner RK Sharma informed that the library was constructed with matching grants from Kolkata (West Bengal)-based Raja Rammohan Roy Library Foundation and the state government.
Stating that youths and school children are the key users of the library, Sharma announced that the services of the district library would be offered to the public even on Sundays, considering the public demand.
He expressed gratitude to Namchoom and Deputy Chief Minister Chowna Mein for their constant support in establishing public library services in the district. He also applauded Public Libraries Director J Borang’s contributions for the development of library services in the district.
Former commissioner Tape Bagra highlighted the journey of the Namsai library movement from being the erstwhile town club library to its present status. He advised students and youths to use the library and gain knowledge.
Librarian S Mukherjee appealed to the youths and school children to “incorporate library as an integral part of their life.”
An essay competition and extempore speech event were organized among the students from various schools.
Earlier, Ven Aggadhamma, high priest of the Namsai Buddhist monastery, blessed the library.
Present on the occasion were, among others, Namsai SP S Singpho, ADC B Talukdar, and the vice-chancellor of the Arunachal University of Studies.
Later, Namchoom flagged off the sanitation vehicle of the UD department, and inaugurated community halls at the Namsai monastery and Adi Ningroo, and the conference hall of the PWD circuit house here.