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Jaipur celebrates Librarians Day
Librarians Day (LD) was observed in Jaipur on August 12 at Dr. Radhakrishnan State Library with a discussion on 'Five Laws of Library Science' and homage was paid to Dr. S. R. Ranganathan - the Father of Library Science in India.

In India, LD is celebrated as the birth anniversary of Ranganathan who had been a noted librarian and mathematician and had propounded the five laws of library science and initiated analytico-synthetic classification system called the colon classification.

He worked as the university librarian and professor of library science at Benares Hindu University and the University of Delhi. Later, he was made the director of the first Indian school of librarianship.

He was elected as president of the Indian Library Association in 1944; to 1953. In 1957 he was elected an honorary member of the International Federation for Information and Documentation in 1953; and life-time vice president of the Library Association of UK.

The five laws of library science propounded by Ranganathan were: Books are for use; every reader has his/her book; every book has its reader; save the readers' time and Libraries are growing organizations.

Ranganathan received Padmashri award from the Government of India in 1957 and was nominated as National Research Professor of Library Science in 1965.  He passed away on 27 September in 1972.


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