22-AUG-2016: The Department of Library and Information Science, AMU recently organised a program on National Librarian's Day on the 125th Birth Anniversary of Dr S R Ranganathan (father of Library Science in India). The program was attended by the faculty members, Research Scholars and the students of the Department.
Padmashri Professor Syed Zillur Rahman, President, Ibn Sina Academy of Medieval Medicine and Sciences attended the function as the Chief Guest while Prof Shabahat Husain, Chairman, Department of Library and Information Science and President of Indian Library Association presided over the Programme. Prof Naushad Ali, P M coordinated the function.
The Chief Guest, Prof Zillur Rehman said that libraries and museums are nerve centers of culture. He added that it is imperative to preserve and conserve cultural assets of our society.
While congratulating the Chairman of the Department for organising the programme, Prof Rahman stressed upon celebrating the birth anniversary of Padmashri Prof S Bashiruddin, Ex-University Librarian, M A Library, AMU too.
He further said that the very essence of human existence on earth is about doing good for the society and the preservation of culture and language is one of the most important aspects to work for upholding the distinctiveness of our civilization.
While providing a picturesque representation of Dr S R Ranganathan's life changing lessons and his contributions to the field of library science, Prof Shabahat Husain dwelled upon the philosophical basis of libraries and librarianship.
Stating that there are three categories of human beings, namely the followers, the leaders, and the Pattern Makers, Prof Husain said that Dr S R Ranganathan was a Pattren Maker.
Prof Husain also mentioned the contributions of Prof Syed Zillur Rahman and expressed that there are a lot of similarities between Dr S R Ranganathan and the Prof Syed Zillur Rahman, in serving the society and living a saintly life for the knowledge and an urge for giving back to the society.
Prof Naushad Ali welcomed the chief guest, president of the function and the audience and gave a comprehensive stance of the life sketch of Dr S R Ranganathan.
He made a mention that the National Librarian's Day is not only celebrated to recognise the services of libraries and library science leaders and but at the same time conveys us the message of hard working, dedication, commitment to the duties and a sense of responsibility.
Prof Ali expressed that the day should be remembered by refreshing and rejuvenating ourselves for the newer skills and techniques to serve more effectively to the society.
Dr M Masoom Raza, Ms Sofia Alvera and Mr Mohd Rahimullah were the representative speakers from the faculty members, research scholars and the students respectively.
Related PicturesProfessor Shabahat Hossain addressing the National Librarian's Day program at Department of Library and Information Sciences