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Competitions set the tone for National Library Week celebration

Students took part enthusiastically in the drawing and story-telling competitions at the District Central Library conducted on Sunday as part of 50th National Library Week celebrations. Competitions for readers was also held. One hundred and five children took part under two categories: till level III, and from IV to IX, in drawing competition conducted jointly by the District Central Library and the Readers' Circle.

The competitions for readers constituted story telling, poetry writing, and essay writing based on depicted pictures. There were 40 participants for these competitions.

The competition for school children was inaugurated by the president of Readers' Circle, Tiruchi, V. Govindasamy, and the competitions for readers by District Library Officer A. P. Sivakumar.

Top three performers among children and the first-prize winner in the competition for adults will be honoured during the valedictory session of the National Library Week, Mr. Sivakumar said, informing that there will be an exhibition on coins and e-currencies at the District Central Library.

A medical camp will also be conducted for readers, he said.

The participants were apprised about the significance of the National Library Week that was celebrated from November 14 to 20.

Speakers said the Indian Library Association (ILA) had declared 14th November as National Library Day, coinciding with the birthday of former Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru, and that the day was being celebrated since 1968, through various programs to enable the public to know about libraries.


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