A short report of the celebration by Bangladesh Archives and Records Management Society (BARMS) of International Archives Day on 9 June.
June 9, 2014, 4:20 pm
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BARMS has observed International Archives Day (IAD) on 9 June very successfully. The day began with releasing balloons carrying the message of IAD. Then we had a special meeting celebrating the event. The meeting was presided over by the Director of the National Archives Mr. Wadudul Bari Chowdhury. The Chief Guest was the Secretary of the Ministry of Culture Dr. Ranjit Kumar Biswas, NDC, and Special Guest was Professor Dr. Sharif uddin Ahmed, President of Bangladesh Archives and Records Management Society. This year the theme of the IAD in Bangladesh was “Digital Archives for
the next generation in Bangladesh”. Dr. Sharif in his speech elaborated on the significance of the Day and its worldwide celebration. He also talked about the progress of the archival movement in Bangladesh and the steady development of the National Archives of Bangladesh. He reminded the audience that the government of Bangladesh is keen to establish Digital Archives in the country. Dr. Ranjit in his speech expressed that the government would provide all the facilities for Archives in Bangladesh to develop quickly and play their important role in the good governance of the country and its socio-economic developments. Mr. Wadudul Bari assured that he would do his best so that the National Archives of Bangladesh become a digital archive, pointing out that the process has already started. He asked the audience to come forward to help the Archives and consider it as their own institution. A large number of professional people, university students and journalists
attended the meeting.



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