India’s Union Minister of State for Culture and Tourism, Prahlad Singh Patel, launched the Mobile Library Buses procured under CSR assistance from Airports Authority of India. The program was organized by Delhi Public Library of Ministry of Culture in New Delhi on July 31.
The “Ghar Ghar Dastak Ghar Ghar Pustak” (book for every home) scheme of the Delhi Public Library (DPL) aims to provide books to the citizens of Delhi, especially the residents of slums, resettlement colonies, and rural areas.
The minister also visited the library and interacted with young students / readers and motivated them to develop reading habits. He expressed how a book has the same effect on a reader as a mother has on her child and how there cannot be all round mental development of person without reading books.
Patel directed the DPL to maintain a special collection of books on eminent personalities which should be made available among the masses, especially the youngsters through these mobile library buses.