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ICFAI celebrates World Book Day


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SHILLONG/TURA, April 23: World Book Day and Copyright Day 2024 was on Tuesday celebrated by ICFAI University in Tura, which saw the participation of library professionals from other institutions across the region, over 150 students as well as academic and administrative staff from the university.
Thematised on ‘Read Your Way’, the programme commenced with an engaging introductory speech by Library Assistant Babulal Prasad, setting the stage on highlighting the importance of World Book Day and providing awareness on the Copyright Day in the digital era.
Dr. VSB Sangma, Advisor & Campus In-Charge of ICFAI University Meghalaya, emphasised in her speech that World Book Day goes beyond mere celebration but serves as a call to action.
She reminded attendees of the imperative to promote literacy, cultivate a passion for reading, and guarantee access to books for everyone.
During the programme, speakers enlightened the audience with their expertise and perspectives on various aspects of literature, digital resources, sustainable reading practices, and community engagement.
Assistant Librarian Dr. Angom Jeevan Singh, on the other hand, highlighted the vast array of online resources available to readers and emphasised the importance of academic integrity.
Meanwhile, Librarian at Don Bosco College, Tura, Rehny A Sangma advocated the promotion of sustainable reading practices and community engagement through ‘Book Swaps and Sharing’, and encouraged participants to actively participate in book swaps to foster a culture of reading among youths.
Dr. Amal Kumar Mondal, Professional Assistant at NEHU Tura, shed light on ‘Literature and Education’, emphasising the evolving role of library professionals in facilitating learning and development through books in the digital age.
The event concluded with a renewed commitment to building a world where every individual has the opportunity to discover the transformative power of reading.
Meanwhile, Kendriya Vidyalaya Umroi Cantonment commemorated the day with a special session.
The event, aimed at promoting literacy and respecting intellectual property rights, brought together members of the Readers’ Club.
“Attendees engaged in lively discussions on their favorite books, sharing personal reflections and recommendations,” a statement in this regard said.
On the occasion, the participants also pledged to continue their literary pursuits while respecting the rights of authors.


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