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Cyient launches digital library, literacy mission in Telangana school

HYDERABAD: Having launched a digital library in Nellore inAndhra Pradesh earlier this month, the Cyient Foundationintroduced another one today in the Mandal Parishad Primary School, 8th Battalion, Rangareddy district of Telangana.

A National Digital Literacy Mission (NDLM) Centre was also opened at the school.

The facilities were inaugurated by the Governor of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana, E.S.L Narasimhan, according to a Cyient Limited statement.

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New library to come up on Sahir, Batalvi

Seeking to spread the literary works of sons of the soil Sahir Ludhianvi and Shiv Kumar Batalvi, the Punjabi Sahitya Academy (PSA) is soon coming up with a library and cultural centre at Guru Nanak Bhawan, named after these great poets. Funds for the library and cultural centre have been provided by Manohar Singh Gill, former sports minister and Rajya Sabha member.

Talking to ‘The Times of India’, Manohar Singh Gill said: “Since I have studied in the Government College in Ludhiana, I have a special love for Sahir Ludhianvi whom I consider to be among the best poets. Also, I have great respect for the writings of Shiv Kumar Batalvi, the famous poet. During my visit to the city in November last year, PSA members met me and asked for funds to construct a library. After that, I allotted Rs25 lakh from my MP-LADS for the same, and the money is already on its way to them. I have asked them to commemorate Sahir and Shiv Kumar Batalvi.” He added that it was his endeavour to ensure youngsters knew about the great contribution of these literary giants to Punjabi literature.

A view of Connemara Public Library. (Below) Representatives of public libraries in India at a meet in Chennai. Express

 

The PSA, meanwhile, says it had already decided to commemorate the great poets. “Hopefully, we are getting a cheque of Rs25 lakh, which the MP has allocated for the library. We will get the library constructed on the first floor of the building, housing a books store, and name it after Sahir Ludhianvi. We will also make a cultural centre on the second floor, and name it after Shiv Kumar Batalvi,” said PSA president Sukhdev Singh. “We have more than 65,000 books, rare manuscripts, and Ph.D theses (from students of Punjab, J&K, and Pakistan) which will be housed in the library.” He added that the construction of both will start immediately after they get the money from the deputy commissioner.

The PSA has thanked Gill for giving funds for the construction of the two centres. “We are thankful to Gill Sahib for providing funds for the library and the cultural centre. This will help popularize the works of great writers and poets among youngsters and adults,” said PSA patron Ranjodh Singh.

 

 

Source- timesofindia