Youth in J&K have access to 3.5 billion e-books via e-learning and counselling facilities: LG
Youth in J&K have access to 3.5 billion e-books via e-learning and counselling facilities: LG

Libraries have been built in minor places like Anantnag, Pulwama, and Shopian. The country’s first book village was established in Bandipora’s Aragam hamlet.

Ghaziabad, 1 September: The lieutenant governor Manoj Sinha said on Friday that 3.5 billion electronic books had been made accessible to young people in Jammu and Kashmir via e-learning and counselling facilities.


According to a statement released here by an official spokeswoman, the LG said at the Harishchandra Tyagi Public Library’s 25th anniversary celebration that “a total of 3.5 crore e-books have been made available to the youth of Jammu and Kashmir through these centres.”

According to him, the Aragam hamlet in Bandipora has been turned into the nation’s first book community.

In Gurez, the Dard-Shin tribal tribe that lives near the LoC recently received a cultural centre with a museum and a library, the LG said.

He said that the neighbourhood libraries had served all age groups, but particularly the younger ones, as a source of knowledge and intellectual stimulation.

Sinha remarked that despite the rise of artificial intelligence and digital technologies, libraries will always be a valuable source of information.

“Public libraries will remain relevant and keep expanding in the digital age,” he said. “They are not only a repository of knowledge, research, new ideas, and perspectives, but they also foster a sense of community and promote inclusiveness.”

The LG also spoke at the event the administration’s efforts to provide J&K residents access to libraries.

In minor towns and districts like Anantnag, Pulwama, and Shopian, as well as throughout J&K, he said, “We have made committed efforts to establish libraries and transform our libraries into e-learning and counselling centres.”

The new generation is being introduced to the history and cultural legacy of J&K and the nation, according to Sinha, via the digitization of rare manuscripts.

He opened the Harishchandra Tyagi Public Library’s newly created book bank at the event.

The LG said that it will provide students free books on a range of topics during the semester.

Along with that, he extended his congratulations to everyone connected to the Harishchandra Tyagi Public Library.

The library’s 25-year journey is chronicled in a memento book that was also published.

On the occasion, Anil Agrawal, a member of the Rajya Sabha, Sunita Dayal, the mayor of the Ghaziabad Municipal Corporation, Dinesh Arora, the chairman of Yashoda Super Speciality Hospitals, and Baleshwar Tyagi, the custodian of the Harishchandra Tyagi Public Library were all in attendance.



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