RAJOURI: District Administration, Rajouri today dedicated to students a state-of-the-art library and counseling centre established to equip the students for various competitive examinations. District Development Commissioner, Dr Shahid Iqbal Choudhary along with CEO RDA Dr Tahir Firdaus, DPO Dr Abdul Khabir, Dy Registrar Cooperatives Waqar Talib, EO Municipal Committee M A Lone and other officers, prominent citizens, educationists and students inaugurated the library established in a very short span of time.
The library has a rich collection of books on various examinations like NEET, NDA/CDS, Civil Services Examinations, Management, Aptitude tests and different competitions at state and national level particularly those conducted by J&K PSC and Union Public Service Commission. An IT Cell has also been set-up to provide e-books and a collection of thousands of books available on National Digital Library, access to research papers and various digital sources. Four special study rooms have been established for scholars, researchers, PG students and qualifiers of Mains examination of CSE. All the reading rooms, halls and study rooms have been provided with air conditioning system.
The DDC complemented the efforts of DPO Dr Abdul Khabir and DRCS Waqar Talib for brilliant efforts to establish a quality library with modern facilities in record time. He also appreciated SHG Head Nayeem Ahmed for quality execution. The representatives of cooperatives societies were also present who appreciated the efforts of authorities for re-development of city with such facilities in a very short time.
On the sidelines of inauguration ceremony, an interaction was organised with students. They were briefed about enrolment formalities, facilities available and pre-requisites for various competitive examinations. A dedicated team of IAS/KAS officers, subject specialists and educationists has been constituted as a panel for guiding students for various examinations. The DDC informed that district administration has taken many initiatives to promote culture of book-reading and libraries in Rajouri.
A dedicated Girls library with more than 2,000 books and IT Centre, counselling centre, class rooms and reading rooms was operationalised in January 2018 while another Library has been established as part of Press Club Rajouri. Similar Libraries are being planned to be opened at Nowshera, Darhal, Sunderbani, Koteranka and Kalakote by the end of this year.