The Delhi Public Library’s Founder’s Day Function was held at its headquarters with the launch of the ‘Ghar-Ghar Dastak Ghar-Ghar Pustak’ program
The founder’s day function of the Delhi Public Library was held on October 30 at Central Library Hall of Library Headquarter, near Old Delhi Railway Station. Poster of Library membership drive was also released in the program. The campaign will take place from 30th October 2017 to 30th October 2018. Ghar-Ghar Dastak, Ghar-Ghar Pustak program is going on from this library in Delhi. In the function as the chief guest, former Lok Sabha MP Vijay Kumar Malhotra, Founder of the Sulabh International Social Service Organisation, Dr Bindeshwar Pathak was present as a special guest, presided by the former Rajya Sabha MP Dr Mahesh Chandra Sharma. On this occasion, Dr Ramsharan Gaur, Chairman of Delhi Public Library Board and Dr Lokesh Sharma, Director General of Library were present.
Prof. Vijay Kumar Malhotra said that library has special significance in the development of the city and society. The responsibility is being excellently done by the Delhi Public Library. He recalled his old days and told that he was associated with this library since 1958. On this occasion, he also released a poster of library membership program. This year, 22 employees were also rewarded for excellent work in their field. He appreciated the work being carried out by the library.
Invited as a special guest, Dr Bindeshwar Pathak said that as time is changing so the way of the sources of knowledge like the internet, the e-book are in the trend but the importance of the library will always be there. He said that the books are everlasting and it is easy to read in every situation whenever we want. So keeping the books in the library is also a difficult task in itself. This work is being done perfectly by the Delhi Public Library, it should be definitely appreciated.
Finally, the Director-General of the Library, Dr Lokesh Sharma, thanked everyone and called for more emphasis on activities of the library. The program was concluded with Vande Mataram. On this occasion member of the Delhi Library Board and former Delhi Mayor Mahesh Sharma, Dr Malti, Mr Gaurishankar Bhardwaj and dignitaries of Delhi were present.
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