CM Naveen lays foundation stone for transformation of Harekrushna Mahatab State Library, Inaugurates Santhakabi Bhimabhoi Library

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Published By : Prameya News Bureau | February 19, 2024 IST

With the introduction of climate-controlled chambers and premium drinking water facilities, the refurbished library is poised to emerge as a beacon of intellectual enlightenment, fostering a culture of learning and innovation for generations to come

Bhubaneswar, Feb 19: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik laid the foundation stone today for the transformation of Dr. Harekrushna Mahatab State Library in Bhubaneswar. 

The transformation work will be carried out jointly by the Department of Culture, Government of Odisha, and Odisha Mining Corporation Limited (OMC) . In addition to this, the official inauguration of a library honoring the legacy of Santhakabi Bhimabhoi will take place within the Integrated Public Service Center (IPSC) in Bapujinagar.

Established in 1967 as the cornerstone of literary enlightenment, the State Library embarked on a journey to nurture knowledge and inspire generations. On August 15th, 1987, it was re-named as the Dr. Harekrishna Mahatab State Library . Since then, the Dr. Harekrishna Mahatab State Library has served as a vital knowledge center for students, the public, and every segment of society over the years. The library has played an instrumental role in facilitating academic endeavors, catering to a diverse audience spanning students to researchers.

As part of the transformation plan, various facilities will be available within the library. Aahar Kendra and Mission Shakti Cafes will offer a diverse range of delicious meals and snacks to the visitors to the library. The upgraded facilities include specially-abled accessible toilets, multilingual sections, engaging children's reading areas, tranquil study spaces, window seating space, and a state-of-the-art conference facility, comfortable lounge areas, quiet reading rooms, reading pods and book stacks halls. Moreover, the integration of essential amenities such as water dispensers, emergency services, and seamless Wi-Fi connectivity underscores a commitment to cultivating an environment conducive to visitors.

In addition to the aforementioned facilities, the transformed library will feature seating arrangements accommodating up to 500 individuals simultaneously. Furthermore, the implementation of a digitization and automation drive will enable access to the library's existing collection of books online, ensuring that readers can conveniently explore literary treasures on the go. 

With the introduction of climate-controlled chambers and premium drinking water facilities, the refurbished library is poised to emerge as a beacon of intellectual enlightenment, fostering a culture of learning and innovation for generations to come.

Simultaneously, the inauguration of the Santhakabi Bhimabhoi Library at the Integrated Public Service Center (IPSC) at Bapujinagar by the Department of Culture, Government of Odisha, and Odisha Mining Corporation Limited (OMC) signifies a pivotal step towards democratizing access to literary resources. 

Equipped with amenities such as Aahar Kendra, Wi-Fi connectivity, surveillance systems, and comfortable reading rooms. This new addition not only enriches the cultural landscape of the city but also provides a vital hub for knowledge of dissemination and community engagement.

The inauguration of these libraries underscores Odisha's unwavering commitment to take up a public library movement across the state and with the Odia diaspora .

Among others, Minister   Ashok chandra Panda,  MLAs Ananta Narayan Jena  and Susanta Rout, Secretary  odia language   literature and culture Sujata Rout kartikeya and Director Dilip Routray were present on the occasion .

 

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