Union Human Resource Development Minister Kapil Sibal has said that there should a neighborhood book policy in the country.
He said the aim should be that in the manner of neighborhood schools, there should be neighborhood libraries and reading rooms.
While speaking at a Round Table held to discuss the policy in the national capital, Kapil Sibal gave his suggestion to the Task Force that has prepared the raft National Book Promotion Policy.
He added that the model of libraries/reading rooms being followed in Tamil adu (pointed out and praised by some members of the round table) could be looked at by the Task Force to be incorporated in their report.
Sibal, however, said that state governments would have to be involved in this.
Speaking at the conclusion of a discussion during which a host of suggestions were made regarding the draft policy, the Union Human Resource Minister asked the Task Force to rework on the draft policy accordingly and also asked it to hold meetings with students and parents who are also stakeholders, subsequent to a suggestion in this regard by a participant in the Round Table.
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