October 6, 2015
A majority of students do not read books simply because they do not have the access to books or a library. Thanks to the latest project of Coimbatore Metropolitan Ladies Circle – 23, students of Panchayat Union Elementary School, Saravanampatty, Panchayat Union Middle School, Chinnavedampatti and Panchayat Union Middle School, Kurumbapalayam, will now read books.
Coimbatore Metropolitan Ladies Circle – 23 joined hands with C.R.I. Pumps Coimbatore and established a library in 20 classrooms of the three schools. Each library is stocked with popular titles in English and vernacular language. Each library in each of the classrooms will function under the guidance of the class teacher.
This is also the dream project of Shivani Dalmia, Chairperson of Coimbatore Metropolitan Ladies Circle – 23. “Library in classroom was a vision at the start of my year as chairperson. It is extremely gratifying and satisfying to see it materialize and receive widespread appreciation. I hope all other Government schools follow suit and adopt this concept.” Ms. Dalmia says.
Teachers in the three schools are positive that their in-classroom library will motivate the students to pick up a book and read. The cost of the entire project is Rs 1,00,000 and CRI Pumps sponsored 60 per cent of the project cost while the remaining came from Coimbatore Metropolitan Ladies Circle – 23.