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Rono-Hills, 7th July: Rajiv Gandhi University, Rono-Hills, Central Library Multipurpose Room inaugurated today by Prof Ajay Pratap Singh, Director RRRLF and Director General National Library, Kolkata in the presence of Vice-Chancellor, Prof Saket Kushwaha, Pro Vice-Chancellor Prof AmitavaMitra, Prof OtemPadung, Registrar i/c, and Finance Officer, Dr. N.T Rikkam, Registrar of the University joined online along with all Library staff.  Prof Ajaya Pratap Singh spoke on “Changing role of Libraries for academic fraternity in the light of New Education Policy”. In his address, while speaking on the role of Libraries for the academic fraternity he highlighted that the present NEP ensures a holistic approach with multidisciplinary education. He also stressed upon that how the present NEP 2020 supports vocational Education for all learners from primary level to higher education. As per the call of the Hon’ble Prime Minister of India Shri Narendra Modi NEP also ensures vocation jobs to all the youths in the country. He assured that there will be MoU with RGU and RRRLF to train the Library professionals for automation and modernization services, working in the Public Libraries of Arunachal Pradesh and neighboring states in near future through National Mission on Library (NML). In tune with the creation of digital Libraries at the school level, he focused on the great initiative made by Shri Prahlad Singh Patel, Hon’ble Minister of Culture, Government of India for the augmentation of Digital Libraries in all the schools. Prof P. K. Acharya, Prof i/c Library while welcoming all the faculty members, researchers, students emphasized on the utility of the Multipurpose Room in the Central Library.

Prof. A.Mitra, the Hon’ble Pro Vice-Chancellor while moderating the program he expressed that the purpose of the Multipurpose room in the UniversityCentral Library is to make the provision for faculty members of different Departments for conducting, Ph.D. viva voice, small seminars, and online/offline meetings. Prof OtemPadung and Dr N T Rikkam also spoke on the full use of such facilities in the University. Hon’ble VC, Prof Saket Kushwaha in his concluding remarks highlighted about the Multipurpose Room and the development of future MoU in collaboration with RRRLF and National Library Kolkata. He also expressed that all the deans of the faculties should have such a Multipurpose Room with cutting edge ICT facilities.

Dr Maltesh M, Consultant Library and formal Librarian RGU, Rahul Sarma, Professional Assistant, Tania Eru and GayatriDey Library interns, Ms. Yano Lombi, MsNabamOpi, Mr Sher Ali and all other Library staff were all put their efforts to make this inauguration function a grand success. Dr. D.K. Pandey, Assistant Librarian proposed a vote of thanks.