A Chandigarh-based social worker, who runs a mobile library, thanked Prime Minister Narendra Modi for mentioning him on his monthly radio show and asked for help in his efforts to educate poor children.
Social worker Sandeep Kumar said, “I want to thank Prime Minister Narendra Modi, this gave us inspiration. I ask the government to help us expand the office so that we can bring more books to the children. “
This follows after Prime Minister Modi praised the Chandigarh-based social worker on Sunday for providing free books to poor children.
In Mann ki Baat, Prime Minister Modi said: “In Chandigarh, Sandeep Kumar, who runs an NGO, has set up a mobile library in a van, thanks to which poor children receive books to read for free.”
Mr Kumar, founder of the NGO – Open Eye Foundation – had started collecting books from various places to help students who could not afford them amid the financial setback from the coronavirus.
He organized a small library in his van, stocked with books and writing materials collected from different homes, and began to visit slums and settlements to help students in need. The motto of its foundation is “waste education”.
Mr Kumar has raised around 40,000 books over the past three years and distributed nearly 10,000 books to children in the area during the lockdown.
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