The British Council has teamed up with Bangladesh Bank and set a ‘British Council Library Corner’ at the Bangladesh Bank’s own library space. From now on, employees of Bangladesh Bank and their family members will be able to enjoy these books at their convenience.
The opening ceremony was held at Bangladesh Bank’s library premises where the British Council corner is placed. The ceremony began with a ‘Meet and Greet’ session with the British Council Bangladesh and Bangladesh Bank employees. It followed by the signing ceremony where Md. Mahbubar Rahman Khan, General Manager, Bangladesh Bank Library and Sebastian Pearce, Director Examination, British Council signed the partnership memorandum of understanding. A welcome speech by Sebastian Pearce was delivered, after which Fazle Kabir, Governor, Bangladesh Bank shared his statement, addressing the importance of the British Council corner at Bangladesh Bank. The ceremony then ended with a ribbon cutting session by the Governor to officially open the Bangladesh Bank Library corner.
The library houses the latest award-winning collections of UK’s best titles. To spread these services and to cater to a more significant number of readers, the British Council Library and Cultural Centre has brought the concept of satellite libraries. The Bangladesh Bank Library corner consists of books on language, fiction, literature and an excellent collection for young readers.
“With this corner, Bangladesh Bank gave us an opportunity to work together,” said Sebastian Pearce. “We hope to expand it more in the future.” At the ceremony, Fazle Kabir said, “The British Council expanded its friendship to Bangladesh Bank with this. There are books which you only get to see at the British Council Library, and they introduce you to diverse knowledge. It’s amazing.”
The British Council Library and Cultural Centre emphasises to increase the exchange of culture and knowledge between UK and Bangladesh. The establishment of the satellite library is a way for creating opportunities for Bangladesh Government officials to get engaged with the British Council as well as expanding British Council’s Library services among government agencies.