Visakhapatnam Steel Plant (VSP) Director (Commercial) T.K. Chand has said that the objective of the libraries is to disseminate knowledge to all sections of the society and corporate houses were willing to help develop them under corporate social responsibility programme. Participating in the felicitation function of former librarian of VSP PSN Murthy at the A.U. Platinum Jubilee guest house here on Sunday, he said that the steel plant would also extend help for the cause.

RRRLF member Velaga Venkatappaiah and former director (personnel) of VSP Y. Manohar who spoke, said that Mr. Murthy was the first to introduce the concept of corporate social responsibility for the development of libraries.

He developed the steel plant library as the best in the steel industry.

Former Registrar of Andhra University P.V.S. Rama Rao lauded the services of Mr. Murthy for the cause of libraries development. Central University librarian M. Koteswara Rao said that Mr. Murthy started the ‘Society for Promotion of Public Libraries' (SPPL) for strengthening the public libraries and working for their development. SPPL vice-president R.V. Gopala Rao and secretary D. Muralidhar participated.