Manipur government to revive libraries
Pothashang News Service: Imphal, September 10, 2018: The government is planning to revive the library for selected government Higher Secondary Schools in the dtate, said education minister Thokchom Radheshyam at the one-day public awareness programme held in the memory of late Dr. Huirongbam Atulchandra Singh for his contribution in establishing Public Library in Manipur at Manipur University.
The minister said it is not only important in terms of education but also in inculcating the habit of reading among the young minds.
The library stores knowledge in the form of book and resources. Whenever one looks up for a record or information, library can be a source of it. Books are the expression of the experiences of one’s life in which the image of a society is reflected. Creative writing among the people needs to be motivated to flourish and built a momentum of popularizing the literature, he added.
He said that the decline in the habit of reading among the children could be because they are being pushed towards getting higher grades and passing the exam rather than encouraging them to read and learn. To prepare the young minds for the challenges that would be thrown in life, he emphasized that library plays an important role.
Saying that books are one of the binding forces that could ensure peace and tranquility in the state the minister said reading books and understanding the values of the practices about the culture, custom and traditions, one can reinstate harmony in diversity.
He urged for concerted effort from every section of the society to work for uplifting the government school. He said it is important that public should regard the school as their own and protect the school property.