On behalf of the Overseas Community Affairs Council and the National Central Library of the R.O.C. Taiwan, Director-General Charles Li of TECC in Chennai made a donation of 200 volumes of Mandarin Chinese textbook/workbook and 83 books on Taiwan’s history, culture, arts, landscape, architecture and National Parks, etc. to Honorable Sengottaiyan K.A., Minister of School Education for the Anna Centenary Library in Chennai and other 30 strong public libraries in the state.

On behalf of the Overseas Community Affairs Council and the National Central Library of the R.O.C. Taiwan, Director-General Charles Li of TECC in Chennai on December 27 made a donation of 200 volumes of Mandarin Chinese textbook/workbook and 83 books on Taiwan’s history, culture, arts, landscape, architecture and National Parks, etc. to Honorable Sengottaiyan K.A., Minister of School Education for the Anna Centenary Library in Chennai and other 30 strong public libraries in the state. A current issue of well-known Taiwan Review published by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs was also included in the donation.

A draft of the MOU between the Anna Centenary Library and the National Central Library in Taipei is under discussion. Once it is concluded, Mandarin Chinese Classes will be organized at the Anna Centenary Library, and exchange programs and collaboration will be conducted between the two libraries with the assistance of the Department of School Education of Tamil Nadu and the TECC in Chennai.

 The Anna Centenary Library is a state-of-the-art library inaugurated on September 15, 2010 on the occasion of the 102nd birth anniversary of the former Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu Dr. C. N. Annadurai, popularly called ‘ANNA’. By reason of his great interest towards the books and library, this library is named as ‘Anna Centenary Library’.

The built up area of this centralized air-conditioned library is 375,000 sq. ft., encompasses ground and eight floors. At present, it hosts 550,000 books covering wide range of subjects to serve the information needs of the public, academic and corporate community. ACL has a Braille Section, Own Books Reading Section, Children Section, Periodicals and Newspapers Section, Tamil books Section and English Books Section. In addition, the library has a Conference Hall that can facilitate 150 members.

Official website of the Anna Centenary Library:

http://www.annacentenarylibrary.org/

Director-General Charles Li of TECC in Chennai (2nd right), Hon. Sengottaiyan K.A., Minister of School Education of Tamil Nadu (2nd left), Mr. Pradeep Yadav, IAS, Principal Secretary (Left) and TECC’s Adviser Mr. Sumit Bothra (Right)

Director-General Charles Li of TECC in Chennai (2nd right), Hon. Sengottaiyan K.A., Minister of School Education of Tamil Nadu (2nd left), Mr. Pradeep Yadav, IAS, Principal Secretary (Left) and TECC’s Adviser Mr. Sumit Bothra (Right)

Director-General Charles Li of TECC in Chennai (Center), Hon. Sengottaiyan K.A., Minister of School Education of Tamil Nadu (left) and TECC’s Adviser Mr. Sumit Bothra (Right)

Director-General Charles Li of TECC in Chennai (Center), Hon. Sengottaiyan K.A., Minister of School Education of Tamil Nadu (left) and TECC’s Adviser Mr. Sumit Bothra (Right)

Director-General Charles Li of TECC in Chennai made a donation of 200 volumes of Mandarin Chinese textbook/workbook and 83 books

Director-General Charles Li of TECC in Chennai made a donation of 200 volumes of Mandarin Chinese textbook/workbook and 83 books

Director-General Charles Li of TECC in Chennai

 Director-General Charles Li of TECC in Chennai (2nd right), Hon. Sengottaiyan K.A., Minister of School Education of Tamil Nadu (3rd right), Dr. V.C. Rameshwara Murugan, Director of Education (3rd left)and two other Directors and TECC’s Adviser Mr. Sumit Bothra (Right)