Thiruvananthapuram

‘Libraries key centres of Rebuild Kerala’

Chief Minister inaugurates platinum jubilee of Kerala State Library Council

Libraries and reading rooms should become important centres in connection with the Rebuild Kerala Initiative, Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan has said.

He was speaking after inaugurating the platinum jubilee of the Kerala State Library Council here on Wednesday.

The Chief Minister said the government was launching a website on which ideas regarding the Rebuild kerala Initiative could be sent by people. The ideas of the government together with those of people would best realise the goal of rebuilding the State. Libraries across the State should become a catalyst in this, he said.

Mr. Vijayan said there was an impression that we were a progressive society. However, it was a fact was that whenever conventional forces held sway, interventions were made by reformation leaders and others to counter it. However, such forces were not wiped out; they continued their work.

Caste tags

Citing the use of caste tags, Mr. Vijayan said there were many who had dropped these in the wake of the reformation movement. Today, though, things had changed and the young generation was not shying away from such caste indicators.

Against this backdrop, each library should become a platform to counter reactionary forces. Only the library council had the capability and organisational structure, and interest to make this happen. When there was a recent bid to propagate superstitions and regressive custom, libraries, and reading rooms across the State organised innumerable reformation meetings to a huge response.

Minister for Education C. Ravindranath presided.

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