February 8, 2023

BENGALURU EXPRESS

Truth Triumphs

CM approves opening of 340 new libraries

Bengaluru, March 21: Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai today announced his approval for opening of 340 new libraries and the necessary orders in this regard would be issued immediately, he declared.

The Chief Minister was speaking after inaugurating ‘Grama DG Vikasana-2022’ organised by Shikshana Foundation, Dell International Services and Rural Development and Panchayat Raj Department.

Gram Panchayats need to be formed in the new Taluks. They would be started in the current year itself. Digitisation of 3409 libraries too need to be completed this year itself, he said.

Personality development through Knowledge

There is digital reluctance among the people at lower strata of the society. Digital knowledge has improved with the usage of mobile phones. Gram Panchayat libraries have been digitised to enable personality development of the people through knowledge, Bommai said.

He appreciated ‘Grama DG Vikasana’ as a commendable programme to spread digitisation in rural areas. The National Education Policy has been implemented in the State. The ‘Mukhyamantri Margadarshini’ programme to guide the students to prepare for competitive exams would be started, he said and appealed to the rural masses to make good use of the ‘Grama DG Vikasana’ programme in this regard.

Chairman of Legislative Council Basavaraj Horatti, Rural Development and Panchayat Raj minister KS Eshwarappa and others were present.

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