Lahore: Punjab University Vice-Chancellor Prof Dr Mujahid Kamran inaugurated seminar room and orientation classes at Main Library. Chief Librarian Ch Muhammad Hanif, Principal College of Engineering and Emerging Technologies Prof Dr Rafique Ahmad and other senior administrative officials were also present on the occasion.
Speaking on the occasion, VC Dr Mujahid Kamran said the ups and downs of nations were linked to education. Education was the only difference among progressed and backwardness. He said universities were the centres of creation of new knowledge and libraries were crucial in providing help to researchers and students. He demanded the government to provide and publish low-priced books. He said reading helped clear thinking while it lacked students express their views correctly in Urdu and English.
Ch Muhammad Hanif briefed about the Main Library on the occasion and said with the help of VC Dr Mujahid Kamran, number of computers in the library had been increased to 100 from 30 which is the highest number in any library of the country.
He also thanked the Vice-Chancellor in provision of 100 study-caroms in Reading Hall, generator and furniture. He said 200 shelves had been provided in which volumes of national newspapers from 1954 had been placed. He said four librarians were MPhil while another four were doing PhDs.
He said text-books worth Rs 5 million were purchased annually and the library collection consisted of 5 lac and it was the largest library of the country. Dr Waqar Chaudhry also addressed on the occasion while Haseeb Ahmad Paracha gave presentation.
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