A Round Table Conference on ‘Role of Library Professionals in Creating Good Citizen and Combating Terrorism’ was organized by Bangladesh Association of Librarians, Information Scientists and Documentalists (BALID) at VIP Lounge of Jatiya Press Club, Topkhana Road, Dhaka on 03 September 2016 Saturday at 3 pm.
The conference started with a concept paper presented by the Secretary General of BALID, Mr. Sasanka Kumar Singha. The paper delineated asking guidelines from the respected discussants on how the library professionals in different stages of the society can help to build up a well behaved citizens and how the libraries can provide the proper guiding and counseling to the young community to be good and worthy citizens.
The honorable Deputy Speaker of the Parliament and Chairman of the Bangladesh Parliament Library Committee, Advocate Md. Fazle Rabbi Mia was the Chief Guest and Ms Akhtar Jahan MP and Member, Permanent Financial Committee of The Parliamentary Affairs was the Special Guest of the meeting.
With the Chairmanship of Dr. Md. Mostafizur Rahman, Chairman, Bangladesh Association of Librarians, Information Scientists and Documentalists(BALID) the distinguished persons present in the meeting as the discussants were the prominent economist Mr.Kholiquzzaman Ahamad, Chairman, PKSF, Dhaka, Advocate Sultana Kamal, Ex- Adviser, the Care-Taker Government, Professor Dr. Nazmul Ahsan Kalimullah, Pro-Vice Chancellor, Bangladesh University of Professionals, Mr. Ashis Kumar Sarker, Director General, Department of Public Libraries, Mr.Mijanur Rahman Khan, Joint Editor, Prothom Alo. A paper written by Mr. Mofidul Islam, Trustee, Liberation War Museum was presented by Mr. M.Monirul Islam, Librarian of Prime Minister’s Office.
The Honorable Chief Guest Deputy Speaker Advocate Md. Fazle Rabbi Mia invited all to increase the readers of the thousands of the libraries of the countries and run the libraries inspired with the spirit of the liberation war to fight against the terrorism and militancy. He asked the librarians to play an important role in this regard.
He thanked BALID for timely arranging the Round Table Conference on the burning issues of the day.