Medan Merdeka Selatan, Jakarta - Library is the center of civilisation of a nation. So, it is right to say that library becomes a barometer of the progress and setback of a nation. This was said member of DPRD Commission D of Malang Municipality, Suryadi, during a work visit to National Library, on Wednesday (19/2).
"The progress or setback of a nation's civilisation can be seen from the condition of its library," said Suryadi.
In response, Director of National Library, Muhammad Syarif Bando, agreed that library plays an important role in building the people’s civilisation of a nation.
"Library is the most universal stronghold of democracy, because it has the soul, thoughts, science, and culture of a nation," explained Syarif Bando.