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Initiative taken by Sri Sumati Vishal Jain Book Bank
CHENNAI: The Jain community has become a pioneer in distributing textbooks to deserving students to continue their higher education, said Minister for Higher Education K. Ponmudy, at a book distribution held in the city on Sunday.
Mr. Ponmudy said that in those days, when people lived in joint families, textbooks would be safely kept and passed on to younger siblings and cousins. Taking this simple principle, the Jain community has been doing a commendable job of distributing text books to students from economically weaker sections. He commended Sri Sumati Vishal Jain Book Bank for the initiative.
Manoj Sipani, secretary of the book bank, said these books were distributed to 1,210 engineering college students.
Since the book bank was started 18 years ago, a total of 11,151 students have been benefited with about 1,08,500 text books. Mayor M. Subramanian also spoke on the occasion. Nirmal Nahar, Chairman, Book Bank Project, participated.
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