Police to donate 1 Lakh Books to School Libraries

Police to donate 1 Lakh Books to School Libraries

City police have planned to collect one lakh books from police and public to distribute them to 100 schools, that do not have adequate books in their libraries or function without even a library.

On Friday, as a first step towards this collection many police personnel contributed their books to the Commissioner of Police (CoP) P Sivanandi.

Speaking to newsmen, the CoP said, “We will identify schools with need and donate the books. If students are encouraged towards reading good books, they will not turn into unlawful activities in future.”

The CoP also appealed to the people to donate the books for the cause of students. “The people can give the books to the nearest police station,” he said and added the books would be collected before December 26.

Also, the police have approached the Bharathiar University (BU) and Tamil Nadu Agricultural University (TNAU) to donate the books involving the students.

“I expect the police personnel alone will donate around 5,000 books. Since we have approached the universities, we expect some good response from them too,” the CoP remarked.

Each of the 100 schools will get 1,000 books in languages both Tamil and English. Some of the books donated by policemen include the works of poet Kannadasan, English literary works, short stories, novels and others.

“Good books create men of good character. So, when the students learn the values of life through such books, then it will mould their character and make them better citizens,” he said.

People can contribute the books to police, who will, in turn, distribute them to the respective schools. The school headmasters will be invited and books will be handed over to them.

Some schools may not have racks to hold books. Hence, CoP said they would provide racks to schools, to keep the books in the libraries.

Deputy Commissioner of Police (Crime) Kamini was also present.