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Completely booked!

books Updated: Nov 15, 2010 01:18 IST
Aakriti Sawhney
Aakriti Sawhney
Hindustan Times
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Delhi turned up in full strength to support the cause of education, as the Aviva Great Wall of Education presented by Hindustan Times, turned out to be huge success. The project, which will conclude today, has built a bank in the form of a wall with 1,20,000 books at DLF Place, Saket, donated by Delhi-ites from all walks of lives.

A homemaker — Madhu RK Singh — donated as many as 546 books. The Wall also saw some of the leading faces of Delhi, such as sarangi maestro Kamal Sabri, authors Advaita Kala, Anuja Chauhan and Meenakshi Reddy Madhavan, singer Shibani Kashyap and actor Nasir Abdullah, contributing to the noble cause.

“I feel proud to be associated with this project. I had so much literature on music, and I have donated some of it so that children who can’t afford an expensive music training class can learn from these books,” says Sabri.

Donation boxes were also placed all across the Capital for people to contribute. All the books collected will be given to NGOs Khushi and Save the Children, who will then distribute it among underprivileged children.

“I have read all the books that I am donating, and have enjoyed them; it is good to know that someone else can benefit from them, too,” says Amiya Dev, cricket icon Kapil Dev’s daughter, who is associated with NGO Khushi.

School children, too, came forward to contribute to the cause. Today, minister of state for IT and communications, Sachin Pilot will close the event.