Chandigarh Literary Society (CLS) has launched ‘Gift a Book’ programme to inculcate interest in book reading and make books accessible to certain specific sections of society who do not have the facility.
“Most of us have a large number of books lying around in our homes that we have already read which can be shared with others,” Ms Sumita Misra, president of CLS informed.
“The ‘Gift a Book’ is an initiative to share this treasure trove lying in our homes with children and others who do not have access to good literature,” she added.
CLS has identified several institutions where it would set up libraries, and to start with, CLS gifted a set of books contributed by its members to 'Snehalaya'. Mr. K.K. Sharma, Advisor to the Administrator, UT, Chandigarh, commended CLS initiative and personally handed over the books to the inmates.
In each of CLS get-togethers, a ‘Gift a Book’ desk would be set up where members and anyone can leave a book, which would be collected, and later delivered to the selected institution.
Sumita Misra hoped that the people of tri-city area would come forward and partner in this campaign, by sharing the books of literature, no text books, with others.