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PRIZE-WINNER: Mayor Vijaya Arun giving away a prize to the winner of an essay competition, as part of the National Library Week celebrations in Mangalore on Saturday. PHOTO: R. ESWARRAJ
PRIZE-WINNER: Mayor Vijaya Arun giving away a prize to the winner of an essay competition, as part of the National Library Week celebrations in Mangalore on Saturday. PHOTO: R. ESWARRAJ

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Libraries are universities unto themselves: Mayor

  • 15 libraries to be developed
  • Development of libraries in phases

    MANGALORE: Libraries are an important source of knowledge for people and can be described as universities unto themselves, Mayor Vijaya Arun said on Saturday. Inaugurating a book exhibition organised as part of `National Library Week 2006' at the City Central Library here, Ms. Vijaya said that libraries also play an important role in facilitating research and academic activities in society.

    `Wealth of knowledge'

    Considering the huge volume of books available today, libraries make it possible for people to access this wealth of knowledge to a certain degree, she said.

    Pointing out that libraries can supplement a person's normal reading material, she advised people to utilise their spare time by making proper use of these book houses to increase their knowledge base.

    The Mayor, who is also the ex-officio chairperson of the City Library Authority (CLA), said that the Mangalore City Corporation (MCC) would take all necessary steps to develop the infrastructure at all the existing libraries under the jurisdiction of the authority and within the city corporation limits, in a phased manner. At present, there are 15 libraries, apart from the City Central Library, within the corporation limits.

    N. Yogish Bhat, MLA, presided over the function. S.M. Bhairanatti, chief librarian, District Central Library, delivered the introductory speech. M. Prabhakar, chief librarian, City Central Library, welcomed the gathering.

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