Community participation and support is vital in the field of education, HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar today said as he launched an initiative by a private body to start libraries in 5,000 schools.
Lauding the initiative of the Rotary India Literacy mission to start libraries in 5,000 government schools in a phased manner, he said the HRD Ministry is considering launching competitions for students to encourage reading habit.
“As per this initiative, libraries will come up in phased manner in a couple of years. This is an important step. I got an opportunity to inaugurate this initiative on National Literacy day. I welcome such initiatives,” Prakash Javadekar said.
He said at least 300 books each would be contributed to schools to encourage reading habit among students.
He said the Narendra Modi government has also taken the initiative of ‘Padhe Bharat and Badhe Bharat’.