Work on Digital Library Project underway
LAHORE – Provincial Minister for Education Rana Mashhood Ahmed Khan has said the work on Punjab Digital Library Resource Project is underway. He expressed these views while presiding over a meeting regarding e-library project at Govt College University. Chairman Punjab Education Foundation Eng Qamarul Islam Raja, Secretary Higher Education Aslam Kamboh, Chairman Punjab Higher Education Dr Nizamud Din and representatives of different departments were present on the occasion.
The minister directed that all line departments should jointly evolve a way forward for e-library project. He directed that school and higher education department should present their plan regarding the project to Chairman Higher Education Punjab within one week. He said that other departments should also present their plan within 48 hours while Sports Department will evolve and present its plan regarding setting up of e-library at district and tehsil level.
He also directed to prepare terms of reference of the project. The meeting was informed that a hub of e-libraries will be set up in Lahore and latest educational material will be available in this hub. Chairman Punjab Higher Education Commission Dr Nizamud Din gave a briefing regarding digital library project while representatives of different departments presented their proposals.
In another meeting, Rana Mashhood Ahmed said that government is following a policy of creating awareness among the students about reading. He said it is the vision of Punjab Chief Minister that the youth should be engaged in positive activities so that it could play its active role in national development.