Srinagar: Minister of Finance Haseeb Drabu on Tuesday inaugurated Shri Pratap Singh (SPS) Library book library in Srinagar.
Besides students, significant number of parents too participated in the inaugural ceremony of the Library. Students were encouraged towards book reading habits by expert speakers on the occasion.
They briefed school and college dropouts to get due advantage of libraries. On the occasion Drabu, who was the Chief Guest stressed on the need of book reading. Drabu said, We will arrange every study material of course like NEET to JEE so that students will easily avail facilities free of cost.
Drabu said that other than the books and study material, the library has been equipped with the modern gadgets like I-Pads, laptops with internet facility.
He said that this is a move to re-invent libraries in Kashmir as learning centers. While talking about the decline in the book reading culture, he said the library has been established to encourage youths towards books.
Drabu said the government will also reach out to far flung areas to open libraries, so the book reading habit will prevail. On the other hand, the books experts who were present there threw light on the book reading and appealed students to re-invent the book habit which seems has lost its glory due to growing internet in this digital world
On the side-lines of the inauguration Drabu while replying to the query of media persons regarding on-going unrest said, We all have to struggle for peace in Kashmir. Especially youth should be guided in a proper way.
Drabu said that shutdowns and curfews affect education of our children adding that as all the schools are going to be opened in March, we should not disturb the peace.
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