- NET Web Desk
In a major breakthrough to encourage educational practice, a Sikkim-based Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) named ‘Hamro Ekta Youth Federation’ has started a public library in Upper Sadam with 400 donated books.
Currently established in a rented house of a Mungrang Primary School teacher, Mani Rai, the library stands adjacent to Gupti road that traverses to Upper Sadam.
Although, the library is open to everybody but only members are allowed to borrow books.
The book donation drive that took place for almost a month witnessed participation from residents of Sadam, Melli, Ghurpisey, Namchi, Assangthang and Mikhola in South Sikkim district.
While, a few residents hailing from metropolitan cities, such as – Mumbai also donated books for the library.
The NGO collected these books and arranged them into different categories of the library, such as – children’s section, vernacular, general knowledge, academics, nobles and fictions, information technology, planning and management, health and wellness, Sikkim history and culture and environment, magazines, encyclopedias, arts, religion and few others.
“We are trying to reach all sections of society to bring them together,” said Sumiran Rai, the librarian and an active member of the Federation.
Hamro Ekta Youth Federation expressed their gratitude to all the book donors as well as the ward panchayat, Panchayat President and Zilla Panchayat of Sandam-Suntaley GPU, under Melli Constituency, South Sikkim, who helped them to transform the project into a grand success.
It is pertinent to mention here that Hamro Ekta works to unite the society.
The Federation had earlier organized sport events, cleanliness drives, food distribution during COVID-19 pandemic, encouraging sanitization programs.
However, Hamro Ekta Youth Federation is also planning to organize health camps in the future.