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Preserve ancient knowledge in libraries: Gov

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Dehradun, 13 Dec: Governor Lt General Gurmit Singh (Retd) said, today, that the ancient knowledge-sciences, Vedas, Upanishads, texts, culture and civilisation of India should be documented in the libraries. These libraries should be the centres of preserving ancient knowledge-science, civilisation and culture. Through the libraries, the new generation would be made aware of ancient knowledge and science. Digitisation was also necessary of this material. Information security would ensure ancient knowledge is not destroyed.
Governor Singh was participating in an event, “Celebrating 75 years of Excellence in Higher Education and Research”, organised by the Department of Library and Information Science, Delhi University, in New Delhi on Monday.
He reminded that in the era of the internet, digitisation and mobile culture, information is present at our finger tips all the time, but that did not diminish the importance of libraries. He appealed to the youth to inculcate the habit of reading books.
Sharing his experiences, he said that libraries had a special importance in school life. Libraries also contributed to formal and informal education. Students unable to receive formal education had libraries as their biggest helpers and guides. Public libraries had a special responsibility. With the passage of time, libraries will have to be connected with modern technology, digitalisation, IT, data analytics, machine learning, deep learning and artificial intelligence.
Present on this occasion were Union Minister Arjun Ram Meghwal; Prof Yogesh Singh, VC Delhi University; Prof VS Chouhan, Chairman, NAAC; Prof PC Joshi; Prof IM Kapahi; Prof Suman Kundu, Director, South Campus; Prof Balram Pani, Dean; Dr Vikas Gupta, Registrar; Swami Rameshwaranand, Head, Nirmal Ashram; Santosh Taneja; Sardar Raja Iqbal Singh, Professors and Students.