Friday, September 10, 2010

Five-day book collection drive concludes

2.52 lakh books collected in the five-day drive

Book-by-book, the wall is finally built, with the number crossing 2.52 lakh as on Thursday, when the five-day book donation drive for underprivileged children concluded. With generous contributions pouring in from different sections, the ‘Aviva Great Wall of Education', presented by The Hindu, at the Express Avenue Mall stands tall and majestic.

Speaking at the valedictory, N.Ram, Editor-in-Chief, The Hindu, said it was a splendid effort from the people of Chennai to donate for the education of underprivileged children.

“It is not that people have given away what they do not need, rather these are books which are still precious and valuable to them,” he said, referring to titles such as Alice in the Wonderland, Under the Banyan Tree, Mahatma Gandhi's autobiography and works of Shakespeare.

Mr. Ram said queries such as who is going to benefit, how these books are going to be disbursed, the background of children getting these books would be communicated.

Full report here Hindu

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