100 NEW PRIMARY LIBRARIES OPENED IN SARVODAYA SCHOOLS
Delhi government today inaugurated 100 special libraries designed for the Primary sections of Sarvodaya Vidyalayas. Government schools have had one common library for children of all Classes, but this the first time that separate libraries have been established for younger children studying in primary classes.
The Deputy Chief Minister of Delhi, Shri Manish Sisodia inaugurated such a library in Sarvodaya Kanya Vidyalaya, Moti bagh in South Delhi today. Speaking on the occasion he said that "Libraries have a huge role in developing evolved young minds. The Delhi government is keen to inculcate a library culture among children, which will go a long way in ensuring that children broaden their horizons beyond their syllabus."
Shri Sisodia Said that these libraries are ‘Diwali Gift’ for the Primary School children of Government Schools. He further announced that Delhi Government will start/open 450 such libraries within one year in such Government Schools, where primary sections exist.
The Deputy Chief Minister said that Government is not lacking money for such projects and if need be, special efforts will be done to bring the expertise for developing such libraries in schools.
Deputy Chief Minister suggested to organize competitions in all the schools in painting, drawing, story writing and the best paintings, drawing and stories, selected in such competitions be kept in the libraries to encourage the other children also.
Shri Sisodia also suggested that the Delhi’s top paintings, drawings and stories shorted out through these competitions, should be kept in every library of schools. By doing so, the children may interface with such excellence and can further take encouragement in this direction.
Each library has on average 600 books of various levels. All teachers in Primary sections have been specially trained for the use of libraries, in order to make them an integral part of everyday teaching-learning activities.
A non-profit organisation namely ‘Room to Read’ extending its’ cooperation in setting up of such libraries in schools for primary sections