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Advent of mobile and TV has destroyed libraries: Ramaprasad

“Library is a hub of knowledge. One should build friendship with library so that he can develop in all aspects of life,” said MCC member V Ramaprasad at the ongoing national library week in Mysuru.

Library inauguration

He was speaking after inaugurating the book exhibition at the ‘National Library week- 2016’ at Chamundipuram public library. He also advised the public to make use of the libraries to attain knowledge. “Every ward should have minimum of two libraries. People should visit libraries more frequently. It is a good place to forget all tensions and be in the world of books”, he added.

“Due to the advent of television and mobile phones, the number of library goers has decreased rapidly. But yet some of the novels and literary works are still relevant,” he said.

M Chandrashekhar, former president of Kannada Sahithya Parishath, spoke about the globalisation that is happening especially in India and how everyone should have the knowledge of what is happening around the world. “People should take   their children to libraries so that the information can be passed on to them as well,” he said.

Speaking after the inauguration, B Manjunath, Deputy Director, District Central Library, said: “The department of library usually doesn’t receive   political support like other departments. Due to lack of support from the elected representatives, the department of library can’t reach out to public in so many places whereas in Mysuru, the corporators are quite cooperative.”

Sandeep, Manjunath, Vikram, Kashyap, Dharmendra, Radhamani, Siddaraju, Vijay and others were present.

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