NAMSAI, July 5: To bolster the public library movement in the district, Deputy Commissioner and chairman of the District Library Planning Committee, CR Khampa, convened a coordination meeting and the first quarterly meeting of the committee in the conference hall of the District Library, Namsai.

The meeting was attended by ADC Namsai K Nyodu, EAC Lekang Dr T Ete, CO Chowkham K Loya, CO Lathao H Nari, CO Piyong K Saroh, Namsai DDSE, DIO, heads of various educational institutions, and members of the DLPC.

Welcoming the attendees, librarian S Mukherjee presented the progress of the library, noting that despite being the youngest district library in the state, it is the first fully automated public library and offers “Library on Wheel” services. This initiative has benefited approximately 3,000 students from various schools and Anganwadi centres in Namsai by delivering books to their doorstep.

According to cloud-based records, the library sees over 1,500 monthly visitors, indicating a revival of reading habits.

Administrative officers from various outposts proposed the establishment of libraries in Lathao, Piyong, and Chowkham circles to foster reading habits among students and youth in these areas. The librarian also submitted a concept paper to the deputy commissioner, detailing proposals for the massive development of libraries in the district and requested heads of educational institutions to encourage their students to utilize the district library's services.

Expressing satisfaction with the performance and rapid development of the Namsai district library, Khampa advised the attendees to encourage youth from remote areas to volunteer at the library to expedite the public library movement across the district. He emphasized the importance of promoting reading habits from early childhood and unveiled a brochure published by the District Library, Namsai.

Khampa also highlighted the need to transform the drug-affected Namsai district into a knowledge-based, educated district.