RANGPUR, Feb 16, 2019 (BSS) – Educationists and literarily personalities
at a function today 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.
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
“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,”
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
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.