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UGC seminar held at Raha college

A  day long UGC –sponsored national seminar on the topic “ Role of Library and Information Science in Educational Development to the Rual Population on Digital Era ’’ was held on 23 rd April at the auditorium of Raha college here. The seminar was organized by Central Library , Raha college in collaboration with Guru Jyoti Satriya Sangeet Vidyalaya , Chaparmukh.

     Ghana Bora , President , Raha college Governing Body  inaugurated   the seminar by lighting the inaugural lamp. The welcome address was given by Dipti Devi , Vice-Principal of the college due to the absence of Dr. Beda Kr. Chaliha , Principal, Raha college. Champa Devi , Librarian , Central Library,  Raha college, & seminar Organising Secretary delivered the open address  assisted by Prithiraj Barkakoti,   Asstt.Prof.Dept.of English, Raha college, & Asstt. Secretary, Seminar Organising Committee.

    Dr. Narendra Lahkar, Prof.& HOD, Department of Library and Information Science, Guwahati University,in his keynote address said that Library and Information Centres as resource centre have witnessed a paradigm shift from its conventional nature to the digital entities. Changes taking place in digital environment have positive impact on the Library and Information Sciences ( LICs ) and the facilities extended by the Information and Communication Technologies ( ICT ) devices are greatly influenced by their workings and services. The society is now in a situation where geographical distances are not standing as a barrier in communicating information even to the remotest part of a country.  He inaugurated the Souvenir of the seminar.

      The Technical Session was chaired by Dr. Mukesh Saikia , Librarian , Tezpur University . Gouri Sankar Karmakar , Librarian, Pandu College, Gajendra Mohan Devsharma , Asso. Prof. Raha College, joined the seminar as Rapporteur. Besides a good number of delegates including lecturers, professors  of different colleges , the students from Raha college also  took part in the seminar.

     Prof. Naren Sarmah, Retd., HOD , Library and Information Science , Guwahati University, inaugurated a book titled  ‘ Pravandha Prapancha’  edited by G. M. Devsharma and Keshab Ch. Bhagawati jointly in the beginning of the seminar.

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