State has plans to upgrade libraries: Minister Errabelli
Hanamkonda: Catering to the needs of readers, the government is providing books, Minister for Panchayat Raj Errabelli Dayakar Rao said.
Hanamkonda: Catering to the needs of readers, the government is providing books, Minister for Panchayat Raj Errabelli Dayakar Rao said. Speaking at the 52nd National Library Week programme, which is celebrated from November 14 to 20, the Minister said that libraries play a crucial role in dissemination of knowledge and education.
"Libraries are the source of knowledge dissemination. The government is making available the books based on readers' choice, besides providing basic amenities in the libraries," Errabelli said.
Stating that the administration is hellbent for the all-round development of Warangal Urban District, he said that proposals in this regard would be submitted to Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao for sanctioning of funds.
"The likes of Prajakavi (People's Poet) Kaloji Narayana Rao used to turn to the Central Library here regularly," the Minister said, calling upon the youth to draw inspiration from him and acquire knowledge. He told the authorities to improve the digital platform accessible widely to the youth. He said that the administration has plans to upgrade library under the Smart City Mission's funds.
Stating that government had improved infrastructural facilities in the Central Library with an outlay of Rs 38 lakh, Chief Whip D Vinay Bhaskar said that efforts are on to increase the footfall of more students and youth to the libraries.
Warangal Urban District Grandhalaya Samstha president Md Azeez Khan said that they have ensured that required books are available for the benefit of unemployed youth preparing for the competitive examinations.
"We have procured books and improved facilities with Rs 22 lakh general funds, thus allowing access to nearly 1,200 persons," he said. While the district library has over 45,000 books, the other 16 branches have 1.25 lakh books, he added.