A two days National Seminar on “Role of Libraries in Changing Society: Problems & Prospects” organised by Govt. T. Romana College, was held on March 17 & 18, 2016 at I & PR Auditorium & Conference Hall. The Seminar was sponsored by UGC NERO, Guwahati & ICSSR-NER, Shillong and in collaboration with Mizoram Library Association.
The inauguration of the Seminar was chaired by the organizing chairman, Dr. Malsawmliana. Mr. S. Lalnunpuia, Organizing Secretary gave an introductory speech which was followed by a warm welcome speech by Dr. Lalrintluanga, Principal, Govt. T. Romana College. The keynote address follows from Prof. Pravakar Rath, Dean, School of Economics, Management & Information Science, Mizoram University. The Chief Guest, Mrs. Thanhliri Pachuau, MMS, Secretary, Art & Culture, Govt. of Mizoram then delivered a very informative speech.
In this Seminar, more than 120 participants registered of which Library professionals, experts, academicians, researchers, representatives from YMA branches and students participated. The outcome of the seminar is expected to provide a new and fresh experience and future plan for the development of Library services in the society.
In this seminar, 4 key paper and as many as 21 papers are presented by Library professionals, professors, researchers and even one paper from the student.
The valedictory function was chaired by Mr. Lalsangzela Pachuau, Organizing Member and a report was given by Mr. S. Lalnunpuia, Organizing Secretary. Prof. Ngurtinkhuma, HOD, Dept. of Library & Information Science, MZU delivered his summary of the papers, and the chief guest Dr. Lalremsiami, Librarian, Central Library, MZU delivered her speech. The seminar was then closed with the distribution of certificates to the participants.