Hyderabad: Telangana Grandhalaya Parishad and State IT Department will join hands to enable Public Libraries in the State to go Digital.
Addressing the inaugural session of Indian Public Library Movement (IPLM) Partners Meet at Hyderabad, Dileep Konatham, Director – Digital Media, State IT Department, said that the department would extend all possible cooperation to Telangana Grandhalaya Parishad in Digital enablement of Public Libraries.
IPLM is a multi-stakeholder movement hosted by NASSCOM Foundation, and is working towards the vision of Public Libraries into vibrant and inclusive knowledge spaces in India.
Speaking at the session, Dileep outlined the various initiatives launched by the state IT Department under the Digital Telangana initiative. He said that state government’s initiatives like FiberGrid and Hy-Fi will be immensely helpful in democratizing access to knowledge and information. Mr Dileep said that very soon, all major Public Libraries in Hyderabad would be provided with free Wi-Fi facility as part of the Hyderabad Wi-Fi project.
Dr Ayachitam Sridhar, Chairman of Telangana Grandhalaya Parishad spoke about how the public libraries in the State are getting a new lease of life, due to timely help by the state government. He thanked Municipal Administration Minister KT Rama Rao for releasing special funds to develop Public Libraries in GHMC limits.