President Droupadi Murmu to inaugurate Festival of Libraries 2023 in New Delhi
President Droupadi Murmu will inaugurate the “Festival of Libraries 2023” at Pragati Maidan in New Delhi on 5th August 2023. The two-day Festival, which is being organised by the Ministry of Culture, will highlight iconic libraries from across the world in order to initiate a conversation on the modernisation and digitisation of libraries in India.
The festival is a part of the second phase of the ‘Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav’ and is in line with the Prime Minister’s vision to foster the development and digitisation of libraries and cultivate a culture of reading in India.
It aims at facilitating the formulation of action-oriented policies for the development of Model Libraries in India, right down to the village and community levels. It will also mark the launch of a special ranking system for libraries across India and further promote excellence and innovation in the library sector.
Vice President Jagdeep Dhankhar will grace the valedictory ceremony of the event.