August 7, 2018
Festivals to be celebrated in State libraries
The Bengal Government has decided to celebrate various festivals at Government libraries across the State, in a bid to make them more popular. A total of 52 festivals have been decided upon.
This is the first time that the Library Services Department has made such a decision.
Religious festivals like Raksha Bandhan, Durga Puja, Saraswati Puja, Buddha Purnima, Bijoya Dashami, Christmas, Eid-ul-Fitr, Fateha Dohaz Daham, etc., English and Bengali New Years, important days like Library Day, Women’s Day, etc., and birth and death anniversaries of famous people like Mahatma Gandhi, and well-known authors, scientists, sportspersons, etc. will be celebrated.
Funds would be allocated to each of the libraries for the purpose. Notes would be sent beforehand to the libraries from the Library Department regarding the festival and its importance, and how it should be celebrated.
Teachers, lawyers, representatives of local clubs, Durga Puja committees and market committees, and eminent people would be invited to these functions.