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04 Jan 2021

Minister of Social Affairs, Tri Rismaharini: Books Train the Imagination Ability

Medan Merdeka Selatan, Jakarta – The Director of the National Library (Perpusnas), Muhammad Syarif Bando, received a visit from the Minister of Social Affairs, Tri Rismaharini, at the National Library Service Facility Building on Monday (1/4/2021). The visit was carried out to explore cooperation in building libraries in the social centers belongs to the Ministry of Social Affairs.

"I want to build libraries in the centers that accommodate scavengers’ children," said Risma.

The Director of Perpusnas responded with great enthusiasm and said that Perpusnas will always be ready to support the Ministry of Social Affairs in building libraries.

"Well noted, we are ready to help in launching it at several points," said Syarif Bando.

On the same occasion, Risma also gave testimony about how important library is to the community. According to her, by reading books, people can get a lot of knowledge because basically knowledge is not only obtained from school but also by reading books. "Books challenge us to be curious and develop our imagination," she added.

Risma was also amazed by the facilities provided at the National Library Service Facility Building and assessed that the quality is even better than the State Library of Malaysia. Services that Risma visited included the auditorium, children's service, and service for the elderly and people with disabilities.

Reporter: Basma Sartika

Photographer: Radhitya Purnama


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