Bhubaneswar :Bollywood Film Maker and Director Dr.Nila Madhab Panda & Ollywood Actor Chandan Kar joined as speakers in the 12th webinar series of Odisha Library Academy held on 1 st August, 2020 on the theme, “Promoting Libraries through Movies.” It’s a rare gathering where dignitaries, celebrities, fans and dynamic library professionals gathered in one platform.
In this webinar two celebrity speakers and four panellists had joined. Padma Shree Dr. Nila Madhab Panda who is a unique film Director & Producer and Chandan Kar who is an actor, philanthropist and IT professional joined as speakers on this occasion. Prof. Ramesh Chandra Gaur, Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts (IGNCA), New Delhi, Dr. Bibhuti Bhusan Sahoo, IIT Bhubaneswar, Dr. Satya Ranjan Sahoo, CSIR-IMMT, Bhubaneswar and Mr. Bijoy Ketan Panda, TCS Bhubaneswar as panelists.
Padma Shree Dr. Nila Madhab Panda highlighted about changing a traditional library system to become a community centre, he suggested to initiate small libraries in restaurants and requested public to go to the library rather than going to the temple. He finally concluded his speech by giving commitment to promote library system by small documentaries in coming days.
Chandan Kar another speaker highlighted the importance of libraries in every one’s life and he also suggested to shoot out small content through social media. He expressed his interest for promoting libraries and be a brand ambassador of Libraries in Odisha. At the end the four panellists discuss to promote libraries and librarians.
The webinar end with question and answer session. OLA President Dr. Banamber Sahoo Chaired the webinar and Dr. Bedarata Dash Hota along with Dharitri Mallick organized the event. For hosting the session technical support was provided by Niranjan Mohapatra, Jayanta Kumar Sahu and Satyajit Nayak as Webinar System Administrators. More than 400 concurrent participants joined the online session and asked different issues faced by their Libraries and Information Centres for promoting Library services. The session ended with vote of thanks by Bijay Ketan Panda. Joint Secretary of Odisha Library Academy, Dr. Banamber Sahu informed to the media houses that this year Librarian’s Day celebration and 5 th Annual meet of Odisha Library Academy will be held on 9 th August 2020 through online and virtual platform.