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Tata Trusts’ Parag Initiative helps creation of home libraries (

Nearly 24 students in the district have set up home libraries, and are even trying to spread their love for reading by sharing books with neighbours.

Nhina Begum, a grade 8 student from Kadechur Village in Yadgir district in Karnataka, has a home library with a small collection of books. Inspired by a vibrant school library and exposure to good children’s literature, Nhina’s favourite books are on display by her window side on a string. Nhina has created her book collection over time, gathering books from different sources.

Yadgir is among the districts that the Central government is focusing on for improving development.In order to improve this situation of poor literacy, Tata Trusts’ Parag initiative set up 100 vibrant and active school libraries in Yadgir district. Through storytelling, book activities, community events and open access, the initiative has inspired a love for reading among many children.Read more at:


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