World Book Day: Books Best Companions of Human Civilization: Director NIT Srinagar


Srinagar, April 23 (KNS): Director of National Institute of Technology (NIT) Srinagar, Prof. (Dr) Rakesh Sehgal said on Friday that books are considered the best companions of human civilizations and continue to guide, instruct and inspire throughout our lives.

In a special message for World Book Day, Professor Sehgal said books have played an important role in shaping human civilizations around the world.

Books have been an integral part of society for ages and they are still relevant in the digital age. Nothing can surpass the charm of books that still resist the tide of this ever-changing electronic world,” he said. he declares.

Professor Sehgal urged students to take advantage of electronic resources and read good books to enhance their existing knowledge.

“At NIT, we have the richest collection of over 70,000 texts and reference books. Over the past few years, more books have been added to his collection,” he said.

Professor Sehgal said to meet the needs of SC, OBC and ST students; the campus library has a separate section that includes over 10,000 books.

“From the same section, students can benefit from reading books and references for a full semester,” he said.

The theme for World Book Day 2022 is “Read…so you never feel alone”. The day was first observed by UNESCO on April 23, 1995 around the world to encourage young people to discover the joy of reading.

The Institute’s Registrar, Prof. Syed Kaiser Bukhari, said the books have played an important role in shaping the opinion of the people.

“I urge the younger generation to inculcate the habit of reading books,” he said.

Renowned philosopher and author Lisa See once said: “Read a thousand books and your words will flow like a river”

“Books are the best reviews and the best campaigns,” Prof Bukhari said.

In his message, NIT Srinagar Central Library Library Committee Chairman Prof. Aijaz Ahmad Zargar said that the campus library is being upgraded with all modern facilities.

“It has a wide range of academic content for students, from concept videos for clarity to a learner for better assimilation and retention,” he said.

Professor Zargar said that over the past three years, the library has been equipped with many additional digital technologies, including RFID system, high-density data servers, OPAC kiosks, etc.

“Reading books can enhance students’ imagination and creativity and increase their positive thinking. Reading is one of the few activities that requires undivided attention, thus improving the ability to concentrate,” he said. declared.

To promote the culture of reading books on campus, we subscribed to e-journals, e-magazines and digital literature at the library, Professor Zargar said.

The Assistant Librarian of NIT Srinagar Central Library, Mrs. Asmat Ali, underscored the importance of the World Book Day. She said that books are considered a “store of information” using which we can obtain information by reading at any time.

Bearing in mind the patrons’ demand for information relevant to their field of research and study work, Ms Asmat said they have subscribed to the information resources and database (Science-Direct , Scopus, IEEE) e-Journals/e-Books from renowned publishers.

She said students and scholars visit the library and take advantage of its services until late hours. We urge students to explore the physical and digital library of NIT Srinagar, Ms Asmat said.

“Our team is always ready to help and assist customers. Training services, as well as user awareness programs, are frequently organized by the central library,” she added. (KNS)


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