Schools under the North Delhi Municipal Corporation will soon have libraries for the benefit of students. The corporation has tied up with an NGO to set up libraries in 72 of its schools. As per the plan, the NGO will provide 3,000 books and a librarian to each of the schools for three years.
Thereafter, the civic body will maintain these libraries. The initiative called 'Gyan Dhara Abhiyan' (knowledge stream campaign) aims to provide basic facilities such as libraries, sports infrastructure, special teachers, clean toilets and computers in municipality-run schools. A resolution in this regard was passed in a meeting of the education committee held on Tuesday.
Chairman of the Education Committee, Rekha Gupta, said all infrastructure including books in these libraries, would be arranged by NGO 'Room to Read'.
"We will provide space for opening libraries in our schools. The NGO will provide all the basic facilities, including books and a librarian," Gupta said. In the first step, 72 schools from six zones of north corporation will be identified and in the next year, another 80 schools will be provided with libraries, which will have books on different subjects.
Gupta said the corporation would approach corporate houses and NGOs for their support in upgrading the infrastructure in its schools. These facilities will be free of cost with no additional burden on the students or the corporation.