He develops love for books among children

 His passion is a model to all of us. Though he is a teacher by profession, during the leisure time, he is busy is selling Kannada books among school children and among those who are interested.

Sulaiman is a resource person at Suntikoppa Community Resource Centre. He was the member of Bharatha Jnana Vijnana Samithi and has served for eight years from 1993 and was involved himself in science movement in the district.

He sells Kannada and science books to students at a reasonable price. So far, he has sold books worth Rs 2 lakh among students as well as public. Books related to litterateurs, experts, freedom fighters, life history of leaders, Kannada dictionary, related to education, childrens’ literature are being sold by visiting houses. He gifts books during the auspicious occasions.

By collecting various publications, he has started a library at Suntikoppa Government Model Primary School. He has also inculcated reading newspaper habits among school kids. 

“Inculcating reading habits in children will help in developing interest in the subject and these kids may become future litterateurs or writes. It also improves their thinking capacity,” feels Sulaiman.

He carries a bag with books to school day functions, annual festivals, seminars and distributes books to the students brought out by Rajya Vijnana Parishat, Bharathiya Vijnana Samithi, Kannada Sahithya Parishat.

He has written 20 stories for children. He was honoured with ‘Shikshana siri’ award during Fourth Childrens’ Literary meet held at Belgaum.

“The allegation that children do not read books is far from truth. If given an opportunity, they read books. Unfortunately, the libraries in schools are not made use properly,” he laments.

Sulaiman says “Unique programmes should be organised to inculcate reading habit among school children. There is a need to take books published by Kannada and Culture department and Kannada Development Authority to the people.”

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