Justice Magrey visits newly established Public Library at Bagh-e-Mehtab

Justice Ali Mohammad Magrey and other dignitaries during visit to Public Library at Bagh-e-Mehtab in Srinagar on Tuesday.
Justice Ali Mohammad Magrey and other dignitaries during visit to Public Library at Bagh-e-Mehtab in Srinagar on Tuesday.

Excelsior Correspondent
SRINAGAR, Mar 9: Judge High Court of J&K and Executive Chairman J&K Legal Services Authority, Justice Ali Mohammad Magrey today visited newly established Public Library at Bagh-e-Mehtab, Srinagar.
Deputy Commissioner Srinagar, Dr Shahid Iqbal Chowdhary, Chairman District Legal Services, Principal District & Sessions Judge, Srinagar, Abdul Rashid Malik, Secretary District Legal Services Authority Srinagar, Adnan Sayeed, Staff members of DLSA Srinagar, Staff members of Department of Libraries & Research, Health department, Panel Lawyers and Para Legal Volunteers of DLSA Srinagar and a large no of citizens of adjoining area were present on the occasion.
Public Library Bagj-e-Mehtab is the first library in South City Srinagar established jointly by Srinagar Smart City Ltd and Department of Libraries & Research, J&K. The library has a rich repository of around 40000 books including reference material for civil services, NEET, JEE and other competitive examinations.
This establishment is first of its kind in J&K where facilities like Library, Counseling and Facilitation Services, Free Legal Aid and Assistance, Social Welfare and other Facilities, Geriatric Care Clinic, Health Checkup Consultation, Physiotherapy are kept available under one roof. People from locality and adjoining area will be benefited from this establishment.
On the occasion, Justice Ali Mohammed interacted with the staff of the Public Library and checked other facility centers provided in the establishment. He stressed on the proper management of the Library and registration of the students who would like to avail the facilities. He said it is an asset which would benefit students and other interested people.
Justice Magrey urged the especially the youth locals to make best possible use of the facility at it has a treasure trove of books.
The Libraries Department staff informed Justice Magrey that as a part of this initiative, Srinagar Smart City Ltd (SSCL) and the Department of Libraries & Research (DL&R), J&K have embarked on a mission to establish a network of Smart Libraries-cum-Reading Rooms in District Srinagar to cater to the large population of readers including students, senior citizens, women and children.
They said that these libraries will be also provided with free IT/WiFi hubs, printing, scanning and photocopy facilities and cafeteria.