HIDCO to open state-of-the-art library at Nazrul Tirtha
Kolkata: Soon, Housing Infrastructure Development Corporation (HIDCO) will construct a state-of-the-art library.
A high-level meeting to discuss the matter was held on Thursday afternoon.
Debashis Sen, chairman HIDCO, chaired the meeting. Senior officials of HIDCO were present along with Professor Dhubajyoti Chatterjee, Vice-Chancellor of Amity University, Professor Arun Kumar Chakraborty, director general national Library, Anuradha Biswas, stakeholder and Porinita Hati, architect and Neena Desai director C-DAC.
The proposed library will come up on the third and fourth floors of Nazrul Tirtha. It will be a state-of-the-art library with all modern facilities. Like all modern libraries, there will be cubicles for research scholars, which they can hire and carry on with their work. There will be some rooms. There will be both text and reference books of all the subjects. There will be a children's section. Books will also be available online. Books on career counselling and foreign language will be kept at the library.
A smart card will be given to the members. There will be a drop box where members can drop their books when the library remains closed or they are moving out of the city.
Steps will be taken to stop damage of books and their theft. It is often found that important pages are torn or the members haven't returned priceless books.
New Town is coming up as a major health education hub in Bengal along with country's biggest urban park and other state of the art facilities.
It is a green city where creation of the state of the art library has always been felt.
Even in Swapno Bhor, the only senior citizen's park in the state, there is a library.
At Nazrul Tirtha, an archive on Kazi Nazrul Islam has been set up.
The residents as well as those who stay outside Rajarhat and research scholars can be a member of the library.