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Union Minister U Ko Ko inspects national library

29.4.2021 NEWS1 mk

The MoRAC Union Minister is inspecting the National Library on 29 April 2021.

Union Minister for Religious Affairs and Culture U Ko Ko inspected the operation of the National Library yesterday morning in Nay Pyi Taw.
During the inspection around the digital library room, a showcase of the ancient palm-leaf manuscripts, the data centre and e-library, the Union Minister called for continuous efforts to speed up library services in the post-COVID-19- period, increase library activities and connect with international libraries. He also called for collecting and preserving palm-leaf manuscripts and the ancient literary heritage and opening a diploma course on library management.
The Union Minister also met with the staff of the Department of Historical Research and National Library. During the meeting, he said the library is a university of life to seek knowledge. The saying goes, “True University is a Collection of Books”. The library staff are to provide assistance services to the self-learners with the knowledge they gained from the research.
He stressed the need to do continuous self-learning and attend the relevant training in order to develop human resource courses for the library staff and abide by the Civil Services Law, rules, regulations and strictly follow the instructions by being free from party politics.
The National Library (Nay Pyi Taw) was established on 3 June 2010 and opened on 3 May 2013. It aims to be the centre of the Myanmar National Literary Heritage Centre in order to act as the central archive centre for collecting and maintaining Myanmar articles published locally and abroad, collecting locally-published publications and non-book materials, compiling and publishing National Bibliography, creating Interlibrary Loans, connecting with international libraries for the development activities and providing children’s library services. — MNA

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