Berhampur, Dec 31 (LocalWire): Ganjam district administration has urged people to gift books instead of flower bouquets or diaries while ushering in the New Year.
District Collector Vijay Amruta Kulange alao said that they can donate the books they receive as gifts to schools. ‘Bouquets will last some hours, while a book has a permanent value, which will be read by a number of students,’ he said.
In an attempt to improve the reading habit of school students, district administration has been set up box libraries in each classroom of schools in the district.
‘Around 50 books have been placed in a box in the corner of the classroom. The students from the particular class can take these books during leisure hours,’ said district education officer (DEO) Sanatan Panda.
DEO said collector’s appeal is not only to improve the reading habits among the children, but also boost the ongoing library movement in district schools.