Inauguration of National Library Week
The inaugural ceremony of the National Library Week celebrations was organized at St. Thomas College, Bhilai. Dr. Sapna Sharma, Head of the Department of Commerce welcomed the gathering & highlighted the importance of libraries in keeping reading habits alive so that future generations would be able to express themselves in writing. Chief Guest of the occasion Dr. M.G.Roymon, Principal, St. Thomas College, Bhilai unveiled the logo of the Central Library that depicted its commitment to motivate students towards achieving their pinnacle of success. He appreciated the initiative of the library committee & expressed his optimism about sparking a renewed interest in reading through such activities. He emphasized the valuable role played by libraries & librarians in transforming lives and strengthening communities. Various contests have been organized by the Central Library of the college throughout the week to celebrate the occasion & foster the spirit of learning among the youth. Dr. Jyoti Bakshi, Head of the Department of Botany shared the programme schedule and the rules that must be adhered to by the contestants. She also exhorted students from all disciplines to participate in large numbers in the activities. The function culminated with the vote of thanks proposed by Mrs. Ritu Biswas, Librarian of the Central Library of the institution. She acknowledged the fact that the expansion of libraries through digital resources has enabled them to serve society better than in the past. However, she asseverated that digital libraries cannot ever overshadow traditional libraries and their ambience in pursuit of knowledge.