Mobile library donation on Children’s Day...
October 1, 2020
President Gotabaya Rajapaksa symbolically donated mobile libraries to five schools today (01), marking the World Children’s Day as well as the beginning of the Reading Month.
The new mobile bus libraries were donated to Anuruddha Central College in Lunuwila, Dolosbhage Kanishta Vidyalaya in Gampola, Government Tamil Mixed School in Tharmapuram, Kuruwita Vijaya Kumaratunge Vidyalaya and Pilana Vidyarthodaya Maha Vidyalaya.
Buses that had been out of commission were repaired in an attractive manner as libraries for school children. Each fully- fledged library cost around Rs. 1 million. Mobitel, the telecom firm has provided e-library facilities, thereby enabling students to study Information Technology and refer e-books online.
The project to provide libraries was sponsored by the Sri Lanka Transportation Board (SLTB), Manusath Derana, National Library and Documentation Services Board and SLT Telecom and Mobitel.
The books donated by the publishers at the annual book exhibition at BMICH were also handed over to these libraries.