Meghalaya: 29th IASLIC national seminar begins at NEHU-Shillong

March 17, 2023 by MT Bureau

Staff Reporter

Shillong, March 16: Rajya Sabha MP Dr WR Kharlukhi  inaugurated the 29th IASLIC national seminar held at the multi-use convention hall of NEHU, Shillong here.

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The seminar was organized by the Central Library, NEHU, Shillong in collaboration with the Indian Association of Special Libraries and Information Centres (IASLIC), Kolkata.

Also present on the occasion were Prof Prabha Shankar Shukla, Vice-Chancellor, NEHU and other dignitaries.

Dr Kharlukhi also released the Seminar Souvenir and extended his best wishes for the success of the programme.

He informed about a Museum to be established in Garo Hills and propose that technical advice is to be sought from the Central Library, NEHU, Shillong to further the objective.

The MP also advised Central Library, NEHU to propose a project to the Department of Doner, Government of India to establish a Digital Archive on the knowledge of Meghalaya and the North Eastern states of Meghalaya which will reap in great benefit to the State and he region as a whole which will also have a positive impact of the tourism industry.

Earlier, Prof Prabha Shankar Shukla, Vice-Chancellor, NEHU, in his capacity as the Chairman of the programme, welcomed the dignitaries, invitees and participants and delivered the Chairman’s Remarks.

Others who spoke on the occasion were Dr FR Sumer, University Librarian, NEHU & Organizing Secretary, Abhijit Kumar, General Secretary, IASLIC and Prof. Sanjay K. Singh, Vice President, IASLIC Zone 5.

The IASLIC Special Award was presented to T. Padmavathi, Pr. Tech Officer, FOSTIS/Library CSIR-Central Food Technol. Res. Institute (CFTRI), Mysuru 20, India in recognition of her as a renowned and meritorious serving library professional.

To raise a concern about the ongoing environmental issues tree saplings were planted outside the Multi-Use Convention Hall by the dignitaries present.