RANGPUR: Educationists and literarily personalities at a function on Saturday underscored the need for inspiring the young generations to become library-oriented for acquiring knowledge on literature and culture.
They made the call at concluding function of the two-day celebrations of the 40th founding anniversary of the Biswa Sahitya Kendra (BSK) organised by its Rangpur unit at the Public Library hall room in the city, reports BSS.The concluding day programmes included bringing out of a huge rally, cake-cutting ceremony, competitions for children on various topics, discussion, distribution of prizes and cultural function.
Noted educationist Professor Maloy Kishore Bhattacharya addressed the function as the chief guest with Organiser of Rangpur unit of the BSK Syed Ariful Islam in the chair.
Noted drama personality Biplob Prasad, Head Teacher of Rangpur Shishu Niketon High School Bimal Kumar Roy, Poets Mahmuda Akhter and Dr Shahin addressed as special guests.
Syed Ariful Islam said the BSK has been expanding book reading programme through organising various excellence programmes, including book-reading activity, for students for the last 40 years with the dream of producing enlightened people.
“The countrywide book-reading activity of the BSK is one of the most notable programmes toward the direction. Currently, around two-lakh students of over 2,000 educational institutions are involved with this programme,” Islam said.
The speakers said the BSK had been playing vital role in enhancing book reading habit of the citizens, especially young generations, to increase their knowledge contributing to building a more enlightened society.Terming the BSK, like other libraries, as the ocean of knowledge, the chief guest urged the BSK authorities to further expand its working sphere both in urban and rural areas to assist the people reading books for acquiring knowledge.
He urged the youths to avail the advantages being provided by the BSK and become library-oriented for enriching their knowledge in building a more enlightened society free from superstitions and ignorance.