Monday, November 16, 2009

Deepam - Nalanda library

Hello Deepamites,

The Library project was launched on the Children's day . Children at 2 centres ( West Mambalam and UK Centre ) will be able to utilise the library, for a start. We will soon roll out the project at other centres as well. Library will be a 'student-run' and volunteer-supported project.


Deepam is partnering with Nalanda Trust in this project. Nalanda Trust is run by Kavery Nambisan, an Indian Novelist / Doctor who was nominated for the Asian Booker prize last year. Deepam and Nalanda share a similar vision , to provide access to books for the children and encourage them to take to the books and benefit, just like all of us. Nalanda trust currently runs libraries at Pune / Hyderabad . Nalanda will be supporting the library project, financially and Deepam will be running this library. Inaddition, Deepam will benefit from Nalanda's experience in running the library project in other cities.



Thanks to all the Deepamites who helped launch the Deepam-Nalanda Library project - Saye and Sriram in particular took initiative and made the library ' idea ' , a reality.

Thanks
kk

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