Vietnam Corner opens at National Library

Kolkata, Nov 4 (IANS) The National Library, the largest library in the country, will now house books from Vietnam at the ‘Vietnam Corner’, which was inaugurated on Friday and is the first such corner to be set up by a foreign country in the library.

“For the first time in India books from Vietnam are available. The Vietnam Corner is the first such corner to be set up by a foreign country in the National Library,” Geetesh Sharma, President of the India-Vietnam Solidarity Committee said.

“It has been patronised by government of Vietnam. They will supply the books for readers and research scholars. This will strengthen people to people interaction between the nations,” said Sharma.

A Vietnam Corner was also inaugurated at Jadavpur University. The Solidarity Committee will supply the books at the varsity.

The National Library in collaboration with Embassy of Vietnam in India and the committee also organised a seminar on ‘Indo-Vietnam Relations: Golden Past & Nurturing For Glorious Future’.

The book “Da Nang: The City of Wonders” by Sharma was released on the occasion.

Tran Quang Tuyen, Minister, Deputy Chief of the Vietnam Embassy in India was the chief guest while Arun Kumar Chakraborty, Director General, National Library presided over the function.