Wednesday 23 April 2014
News updated at 5:08 PM IST
Weather
Max: 35.5°C
Min : 21.5°C
In Bangalore
Partially cloudy

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.

Go to Top

Photo Gallery
Bengaluru FC player in a Jubilant mood at International Airport,Bengaluru after winning I league...

Bengaluru FC player in a Jubilant mood at International Airport,Bengaluru after winning I league...

Timothy John Bristow, Sir Robert Bristow’s nephew with his wife Rebecca visits the Harbour Bridge...

Timothy John Bristow, Sir Robert Bristow’s nephew with his wife Rebecca visits the Harbour Bridge...

Priyanka Vadra shares meal with a village woman in a field during an election campaign for her...

Priyanka Vadra shares meal with a village woman in a field during an election campaign for her...

Encyclopaedia Britannica President Jorge Cauz and Geeta Dharmarajan, founder & executive directoR...

Encyclopaedia Britannica President Jorge Cauz and Geeta Dharmarajan, founder & executive directoR...

School children greet Sachin Tendulkar on the eve of his birthday in Moradabad...

School children greet Sachin Tendulkar on the eve of his birthday in Moradabad...

An Indian Hindu devotee prays to the river Ganges, in Varanasi, India...

An Indian Hindu devotee prays to the river Ganges, in Varanasi, India...

A ragpicker girl Zahanara Khatun, 12, looks at the camera as she searches for recyclable items at...

A ragpicker girl Zahanara Khatun, 12, looks at the camera as she searches for recyclable items at...

Indians stand on the banks of the River Yamuna, covered in industrial effluence on Earth Day in...

Indians stand on the banks of the River Yamuna, covered in industrial effluence on Earth Day in...

Indian devotees pray and take dip on the banks of the river Ganges, in Varanasi...

Indian devotees pray and take dip on the banks of the river Ganges, in Varanasi...

A man poses as he gets his face painted ahead of the sixth phase of India's general election...

A man poses as he gets his face painted ahead of the sixth phase of India's general election...

Copyright 2014, The Printers (Mysore) Private Ltd., 75, M.G Road, Post Box 5331, Bangalore - 560001
Tel: +91 (80) 25880000 Fax No. +91 (80) 25880523