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Donate books for benefit of underprivileged

Bangalore: Nov 8, 2012 DH News Service

“Open Hearts, Open Books,” a project to encourage the noble cause of book donation, was launched here on Wednesday.

The project aims to mobilise citizens to come together and further the noble cause of donations by way of books or cash, to be used for setting up libraries in schools for the underprivileged, across Bangalore and Shimoga.

Soumya, national treasurer of Ladies Circle 122, that is conducting the project, said: “We intend to collect over one lakh books, comics, novels, books on academics, etc, both old and new and in all languages.

These books will be used to start 50 libraries in various schools across the two cities. Ladies Circle 122 has helped provide infrastructure and is instrumental in setting up a foundation in over 1,400 schools. It has representation in 36 countries across the globe,” she added.


Drop box

Swimmer Nisha Millet and former athlete Ashwini Nachappa unveiled the drop box at the Forum Mall. Similar boxes willbe installed at all the outlets of My idea, Girias, Inmark and Landmark till November-end to facilitate donations.

Nisha Millet said, “Children should inculcate reading as a hobby as an alternative to television and video games. I used to visit my school library frequently as a child.”
“We are looking at creating awareness and encouraging the habit of reading. Books arouse creative spirit in young minds, thereby enhancing their outlook,” said Ashwini Nachappa.

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