April 23, 2001
To observe International year for Books, an exhibition was organized on 'Books on Books', from 23.04.2001 to 30.05-4.2001. On this occasion, a bibliography was compiled containing 80 entries.

 June 7, 2001
To commemorate 40 years of the conquest of space by man, an exhibition was organized on 'Yurii Gagarin and Space', from 07.06.2001 to 20.06.2001 and 'Valentina Tereskova'-extended up to 23.06.2001. On this occasion, a bibliography was compiled for 54 entries in English and other Indian languages.

 July 17, 2001
An exhibition was organized on 'Sanskrit Language', from 17.07.2001 to 23.07.2001. On this occasion one monograph entitled 'Catalogue of Sanskrit manuscript available in the National Library' was released.

 August 14, 2001
Dr. P.T. Nair, a noted authority on the history of Kolkata, delivered a lecture on Asia's first Circulatory Library (1770 - 1786) in Calcutta, on 14th August, 2001 at the Exhibition Hall of the Library at Belvedere, Kolkata.

 September 24, 2001
National library, Kolkata organized - under the project - Activities for the Northeast States of India - 'a seminar and workshop on Delivery of Books Act, 1954 and conservation of documentary heritage' at the Srimanta Sankara Deva Kalakshetra, Guwahati, Assam from 24-28 September 2001.Smt. Hemaprabha Saikia, Honourable Minister, Govt. of Assam inaugurated the workshop.

January 5, 2002
'A National Round Table on Modernisation and Networking of Libraries in India' was held at New Delhi. The session was inaugurated by Sri Jagmohan, the Hon'ble Union Minister of Tourism and Culture. Issues on the Electronic Libraries in Rural India, the National Library, Public Library services, Department of Culture libraries along with Delivery of Books Act and National Bibliographic Control database were discussed.

THE OFFICIAL WEBSITE OF THE NATIONAL LIBRARY WAS LAUNCHED ON JANUARY 22, 2002.

January 22, 2002

On the occasion of the Birth Centenary of Prof. Nirmal Kumar Bose, a renowned anthropologist and freedom fighter, the National Library had organised an exhibition of his publications. The exhibition was on till 31st January, 2002. Shri. Viren J. Shah, H. E. the then Governor of West Bengal had inaugurated the exhibition as well as had launched the official web site of the National Library (www.nlindia.org) on 22 January 2002 at 4.30 p.m. on the same day. The website was designed by M/S Cyber Animatrix Pvt. Ltd. Shri Shah He had also released one CD ROM on the activities of the National Library.

January 29, 2002
Dr. P.T. Nair delivered a lecture on 'Belvedere - the home of the National Library' on 29th January, 2002 at the Exhibition Hall of the Main Building of the Library. Dr. Pratap Chandra Chunder, former Education Minister, Govt. of India, presided over the function.

February 24, 2002

The National Library Organised a ' Seminar and Workshop on Delivery of Books Act and Conservation of Documentary Heritage' in collaboration with the Salar Jung Museum, Hyderabad from 24th to 26th February, 2002 at the Salar Jung Museum Auditorium, Hyderabad.

The function inaugurated by the Chief Guest Dr. C. Narayana Reddy, eminent poet and Chairman of the Andhra Pradesh State Cultural Council. Dr. A. K. V. S. Reddy, Director, Salar Jung Museum welcomed the participants and Dr. Shymal Kanti Chakravarti, Director National Library delivered keynote address. The workshop was attended by over 80 librarians of all district central Libraries in Andhra Pradesh.


A photographic exhibition on Physical Conservation and Down Memory Lane - a digitization Programme of the National Library was organized. The National Library Publications were also exhibited during the seminar and workshop.

March 9, 2002
Sri Jagamohan, Hon'ble Minister, Tourism and Culture, Govt. of India, visited the National Library.

March 18, 2002
An exhibition was organized on "History of Science in India" from 18.03.2002 to 24.03.2002 at the Exhibition Hall of the National Library, Kolkata. On this occasion, a bibliography was compiled for 95 entries.

April 4, 2002

National library, Kolkata organized - under the project - Activities for the Northeast States of India - 'a seminar and workshop on Delivery of Books Act, 1954 and conservation of documentary heritage' at the State Archives Conference Hall, Aizawl, Mizoram, during 4-6 April 2002.

Mr. B. Lalthlengliana Honourble Minister, Higher and Technical Education, Govt. of Mizoram, inaugurated the workshop.

April 30, 2002
Sri Thempa Landu of Kolkata donated a valuable collection of 29 Tibetan language books.

June 8-9, 2002

The National Library launched an awareness program under the name "Workshop on the Delivery of Books and News papers (Public Libraries) Act, 1954" with the collaboration of the State Museum, Dept. of Art and Culture, Govt. of Manipur, at Imphal.

The workshop was inaugurated by Sri Ved Marwah, Governor of Manipur and presided by Dr. M. Nara Singh , Minister-in-charge of Art and Culture, Govt. of Manipur.

July 6 - 7, 2002
In collaboration with the Orissa Sahitya Academy, Bhuvaneswar, the National Library has organised a face-to-face dialogue with the authors and Publishers of Orissa, under the Delivery of Books (public libraries) Act, 1954 Awareness programme.

July 16, 2002
An exhibition of Sanskrit manuscripts was arranged in the Rare Books Division of the library

July 17-24, 2002
An exhibition on the 'Life and Works of Nabakant Barua', noted Assamese author, was organised at the National Library, Kolkata, immediately after the death of the author

August 6-7, 2002

The National Library, along with Orissa Sahitya Academy, Bhubaneswar, had organised a workshop on Delivery of Books and Newspapers (Public Libraries) act, 1954 and 'Face to Face' dialogue with the publishers of Orissa at Cuttack.

Sri R. Balakrishnan, Commissioner-cum -Secretary, Dept. of Tourism and culture, Govt. of Orissa, inaugurated the workshop and Sri Pathani Patnaik President, Orissa Sahitya Academy was the Chairperson

August 10-11, 2002

National Library held a workshop on "Delivery of Books and Newspapers (Public Libraries) act, 1954 and 'Face to Face' dialogue with the publishers of Bihar", on 10-11th August 2002 in collaboration with Khuda Bakhsh Oriental Public Library, Patna, at the Library auditorium.

Prof. Ramachandra Purve, Minister In-charge of Primary Education, Govt. of Bihar and presided by Prof. Sham Shad Hussain, Ex-Vice Chancellor, Nalanda Open University, Patna. About 150 publishers & author, attended the workshop.

September 16, 2002
A team of three officers, namely Sri Tapan Sarkar, Gri K.S. Rao and Sri Asesh Kumar Ghatak, was deputed to Delhi to attend a meeting convened by the Dept. of Culture.

November 11-15, 2002
A Training programme on the 'Conservation of Library Materials' was organised in the library for the professionals of North-Eastern States of India. The library professionals from Mizoram, Nagaland and Tripura were imparted both theoretical and practical training.

November, 2002
Dr. R. Ramachandrani, P.L.I.O. and Smt. Tanima Sarkar, A.L.I.O attended a programme 'Infrastructure Development of Libraries of North East ' at Gangtok.

November 15 - 21, 2002
To Commemorate the Birth Centenary of Late Umaprasad Mookerjee, an exhibition of books by and on him was arranged in the exhibition hall of the Library.

November 25 - 26, 2002
An Hindi workshop was organised in the library to promote use of Hindi in day - to day official work for those who cleared Praveen and Pragya examonations

December 22 - 23, 2002
The Delivery of Books (Public Libraries) Act awareness Programme was organised at Tanjavur, Tamil Nadu in Collaboration with the Tamil University Tanjavur.

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