East West University Library celebrated the National Library Day 2021 on 05 February. As the pandemic situation is going on all over the world, this year the celebration was held on online via Google Meet platform.
To celebrate this day, East West University Library organized “Online Speech Contest” on this year theme “মুজিববর্ষের অঙ্গীকার, ঘরে ঘরে গ্রন্থাগার” (The Promise of Mujib year, Library in every house). The Contest was about to tell of the importance of that topic. Every participant was given 4 minutes to deliver his/her thoughts. After thorough judgments 4 participants were selected for 3 winning positions among a huge number of participants. From the year of 2018, it is being celebrated across the country as well at East West University. The day was recognized as a National Library Day by our honorable Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina in the year of 2017.
This year’s slogan is “মুজিববর্ষের অঙ্গীকার, ঘরে ঘরে গ্রন্থাগার”(The Promise of Mujib year, Library in every house). The Honorable president and prime minister Government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh delivered special messages, describing the importance of libraries in the knowledge based society and to be a valuable citizen in our society.
The program chief guest was Dr. Muhammad Ziaulhaq Mamun, Pro-Vice Chancellor, East West University. The special guest was Dr. Kazi Mostak Gausul Haq, Professor and Chairman, Department of Information Science and Library Management. While the Program Judge was Dr. Md. Roknuzzaman, Professor, Department of Information Science and Library Management. The Whole Program was chaired by Dr. Dilara Begum, Associate Professor and Chairperson, Department of Information Studies and Library Management and Librarian (Acting), East West University.
East West University Library has contemporary technology, professional skilled staff, modern equipment and it is one of the leading university libraries in Bangladesh in terms of services and usage. The library serves students, faculty members, researchers as well as university staff as hubs for higher education. East West University Library is always striving to provide the best services. Library staff are always inventing new materials and providing all kinds of library services to the users which is the greatest achievement of a library.
The focus point to observe the National Library Day is to develop a better society as well as knowledge based peoples by reading books. If we are sound in knowledge, then we are sound everywhere. And it is possible if we have enriched the library in our house, in our society, in our country.