20-NOV-2017: Prof Shabahat Husain attends board meeting
ALIGARH November 20: Prof Shabahat Husain, former Dean, Faculty of Social Sciences, former University Librarian and a retired teacher from the Department of Library and Information Science, Aligarh Muslim University attended the meeting of Library Board of Khuda Bakhsh Oriental Public Library, Patna. The meeting, held in Raj Bhawan, Bihar, was chaired by Shri. Satpal Malik, Governor of Bihar.
Prof Husain, who attended the meeting as a member of the Board, called on the Governor and shared with him memorable moments which Shri Malik had spent while representing Aligarh in the Lok Sabha from 1989 to 1991.
Prof Husain was also nominated as a member of the Technical Committee, consisting of computer experts from NIC, Libsys, Beltron, constituted by the Governor of Bihar to digitalize the rare manuscripts in the library.
Khuda Bakhsh Oriental Public Library, Patna is known for its 21 thousands strong collection of manuscripts in 9 different languages of the world, which is the biggest in any library in India. Most of the manuscripts, being the only copy available in the world, belong to the rarest category.
Prof Shabahat Husain is also a member of the governing bodies of National Museum, Allahabad and Raja Ram Mohan Roy Library Foundation, Kolkata.
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