Friday, October 10, 2008

SATKAL 2008 in Media

4 Eminent Librarians Felicitated (Tribune News Service, Amritsar, October 3, 2008)

Smt. Kalpana Dasgupta to present keynote address at Annual Satkal Awards Function at GND University (Bharat Sandesh, Amritsar, September 30, 2008)

SATKAL 2008 AWARD organised at GNDU on 3.10.08


Four eminent personalities from library profession were honoured for their commendable contribution in their field at the ninth Satkal Annual Award function.

The event was organised by the Satkal Trust under the aegis of Bhai Gurdas Library of the Guru Nanak Dev University on 3 Oct. 08.

Dr Davinder Kaur, president, Satkal chaired the panel discussion held on information and communication technology (ICT) and Indian libraries.

Among others, Dr HR Chopra, Chandigarh, Sangeeta Kaul, New Delhi, Dr VK Anand, Chandigarh, Dr Amritpal Kaur, Dr HS Chopra, Naresh Nandan of the varsity participated in the discussion.
The participants deliberated on the issues like upgradation of information and communication technology, utilisation of ICT and capacity building in libraries.

Kalpana Dasgupta, chairperson (libraries) of National Knowledge Commission, New Delhi, addressed the technical session.

Dr SS Chahal, director research and Dr Raghubir Singh Dean, Academic Affairs also expressed their views.

Dr Jai Rup Singh, Vice-Chancellor, Guru Nanak Dev University, presented awards.

Dr Harish Chandra, librarian at Central Library, IIT, Chennai, was honoured with the Punjab Librarian Award, while Dr Neela Jagannathan, a former librarian of Indira Gandhi National Open University, Delhi, received Women Librarian Award.

Mr. Kishore Chandra Satpathy, who received the Young Librarian Award hails from Indore (MP) and presently working as librarian in the Indian Institute of Management.

The Best School Librarian Award was given to Renu Bala Dosanjh. She supervises and manages main school library of SKV Delhi Administration, Rajouri Garden.

Speaking on the occasion, the VC said they would implement all recommendations of the University Grants Commission for the library professionals. The mobile libraries are a must as these are helpful and the books are accessible for the rural children, he added.

In the second session, Kalpana Dasgupta presented the key note address, while Dr Chahal presided over the event.