Library Day observed
The Library Day was observed across the country on Friday with the theme of "Let's Go to Libraries and Cultivate Reading Habit".
Nepal started marking the Library Day from August 31, 2008 in remembrance of the day 200 years ago when the then king Girvana Yuddha Bikram Shah decreed the establishment of the Pustak Chitai Tahabil (a library office).
This year, the day was celebrated by organising a variety of programmes highlighting the importance of libraries for the public. A five-member main celebration committee was formed under the coordination the Education Secretary to mark the day.
Various programmes such as essay competition, library visits and art exhibitions were organised to celebrate the day.
There are about 1,200 libraries, including community and public libraries, across the country. nepalnews.com