Culture and Tourism Minister Prahlad Singh Patel on Wednesday flagged off a mobile library bus service which aims to reach out to readers in Delhi, especially those in slums, resettlement colonies and rural areas. Also Read - An alternative to Braille that both visually challenged, sighted can read
The five-bus mobile library service was launched under the “Ghar Ghar Dastak Ghar Ghar Pustak” Scheme of the Delhi Public Library (DPL). Also Read - Lack of membership shuts down some branches of Delhi Public Library
According to the ministry, the buses have been procured under CSR (corporate social responsibility) assistance from the Airports Authority of India (AAI).
Motivating young students to develop reading habits during the launch, Patel explained how there cannot be all-round mental development of a person without reading books.
The minister also directed the DPL to maintain a special collection of books on eminent personalities which must be made available to the masses through the mobile library buses.