The South Delhi Municipal Corporation (SDMC) has set up 125 libraries and 73 reading corners in its schools to help students develop a habit of reading, the council said on Sunday. The SDMC manages 539 elementary schools under its jurisdiction.
“The municipality has set up well-equipped libraries in the school building. In collaboration with the NGOs Angelica Foundation, Room to Read and Katha, SDMC’s education department has set up well-equipped and reader-friendly libraries in as many as 125 schools,” the official statement said. of “excellent” libraries will make a positive change in children’s lives by motivating them to read good and inspiring books.
Books are available in these libraries to students of all ages studying in SDMC schools, the commissioner said in the statement. The SDMC’s education department has set up 56 libraries in schools in the central zone, 39 in schools in the southern zone and 30 in schools in the western zone. Efforts are underway to open similar libraries in schools in the Najafgarh zone, the statement said. Prominent places where libraries have been made operational in business schools are Tughlakabad Extension, Kalkaji, Premnagar, Ashram in Central Zone, Ambedkar Nagar, Khanpur, Deoli, Pushp Vihar, RK Puram in South Zone and Tagore Garden, Raghubir Nagar, Subhash Nagar in West Zone.
“The community agency, with the help of the NGO Room to Read and Katha, has started 73 Reading Corners’ in its primary schools, where there is no separate room/space for running a full-fledged library,” the statement added. .
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