interation program about role of libraries for Rural information center in Nepal

Seminar on Rural information center and role of public library

A seminar titled Rural information center and role of Public Library was jointly organized by Library Development Forum and Nepal National Library at Harihar Bhawan, Lalitpur. There were participants from Nepal Telecom, Ministry of Information and Communication, Copyright registration office, TU, Central Department of Library and Information Science.

The Chief guest was Naresh Koirala, Founder chairman of Nepal Library Foundation, Canada. In the program, the CDLIS head Bhim Dhoj Shrestha presented about the importance of ICT in Rural information center. The University Grant Commission officer Dr. Roj Nath Pandey expressed the necessity of rural information center for the transformation of society. The National Library Chief Mr. Dasarath Thapa expressed that the government should prioritize the establishment of rural information center for making school education better. Mr. Bhola Kumar Shrestha, the President of Nepal Library Association presented about the importance of public library in this commercial world. Mr. Madhu Sudhan Subedi, chief of central law library expressed his views about the information center. Mr. Sharad Babu Shrestha, Country director of Read Nepal expressed his interest in helping rural information center.

Mr. Ramesh Kumar Bhusal welcomed all the guests and participants, and Mr. Durga Prasad Acharya conducted the program.