Kolkata Interactors start a ‘street library’
The Interact Club of Silver Point School (formed by the Rotary Club of Calcutta, the longest running club in Asia), in association with iLead (a UGC recognised higher education institution of repute), has set up a ‘Free Street Library’ at their school premises. RID 3291 DG Sudip Mukherjee, along with Pradip Kr Chopra, chairman, iLead, participated in the inaugural event.
The core objective of this project was to provide a fascinating platform for sharing books and knowledge with the local people of all age groups who cannot afford to buy expensive books but are ardent book lovers, said Debasish Biswas, youth services chair, RC Calcutta. Ratna Chanda Roy, teacher coordinator of the Interact club, talked about the series of projects undertaken by the Interactors during Covid times and other projects during 2021 that will have at least 500 beneficiaries. People from the local community were highly appreciative of this centre which will make the ‘street library’ accessible to them. DG Mukherjee appreciated the efforts of the Interactors, and the event saw donation of more than 600 books in English, Mathematics, general knowledge, science and story books by the Interact club of the school to Divine Social Welfare Society, an NGO which supports education of poor and slum children.
Others who participated in this inaugural event included Sulagna Daw, district interact chair; Bani Roychowdhury, secretary of Silver Point School; Purnendu Roychowdhury, trustee member of the school and RID 3291 zonal secretary Debasish Biswas.