People turned out in large numbers to see old manuscripts that were displayed at Sri Gowthami Regional Library as part of National Library week on Thursday. Municipal Commissioner M. Jitendra and Assistant Director of Information M. Francis inaugurated the display of manuscripts at the library. Speaking on the occasion, Librarian V. Suryanarayana Murthy said that Rajahmundry library was having maximum number of manuscripts in the state after State Library. He said that those manuscripts available in this library were having information about medicine, science, Vedas, technology, Bramhasutras and many other topics.
Mr. Jitendra said that he studied with the support of libraries in his childhood and achieved good position in life and asked the students to use libraries in the best way possible.
Mr. Francis said that the young generation was moving away from the habit of reading books and newspapers and the technology available to them was also one of the reasons for this
Later, Sri Gowthami Regional Library conducted drawing competitions for school children.
This was monitored by library officials DS Prasada Rao and municipal school teachers KLN Sastry and Srimannarayana.