Haryana to set up e-libraries in all districts

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Chandigarh, Jun 13 (UNI) E-libraries will be set up at all the district headquarters in Haryana to provide sufficient educational reading material on internet to the readers.

It was stated by Commissioner and Secretary (Education) Rajan Gupta while interacting with mediapersons after the inauguration of e-library at Sirsa today.

He said Sirsa e-library was the first such library of the state set up at a cost of Rs 18 lakh. As many as 10 computers had been connected with internet in the e-library for the convenience of the readers.

The reading material of all the new books and magazines needed for the preparation of various examinations had been loaded in these computers.

Similarly, reading material of law books and important decisions of Supreme Court and High Courts taken during the last ten years had been loaded in the computers so that lawyers and those studying law could get information on law related subjects.

Besides this, encyclopedia of Britanica had been loaded in the computers. The assistance of international companies Emerald and SEZ had been taken for the computer software.

Mr Gupta said computer education had been made compulsory in ten plus two classes of the state to give impetus to computer education in this era of information technology. Computer labs would be established in all the government high and Higher Secondary Schools from this year.

All the libraries of sub-divisional level would be modernised and new libraries would be set up at such prominent places where maximum number of readers could avail its benefits.

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