‘Decline of reading culture a matter of concern’

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 04 Oct 2017 09:05:43


Umred Correspondent,

“Decline of reading culture is a matter of concern and we must strive hard to inculcate habit of reading books in the new generation which is gradually falling prey to internet generated activities,” said MLC Girish Vyas. He was addressing the gathering at local Shrikrishna Hall during a function organised by the public library run by Sarvodaya Swadhyay Mandal to mark inauguration of its diamond jubilee year on the eve of birth anniversaries of Mahatma Gandhi and Lal Bahadur Shastri. The library was started on October 2, 1958.

Citing examples from life of great men like Mahatma Gandhi, Lal Bahadu Shastri, Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar and Pt Deendayal Upadhyay, he underlined importance of reading books in moulding their lives and their contribution in the building of nation. He appealed to people to spare some money for books and inspire young ones to read them.
“In the absence of reading, today youngsters are oblivious about our rich cultural and life values and to bring them back we must ensure that they read books,” added Vyas.

To overcome the hardships being faced while running such public libraries especially on economic front for such a long period he declared aid of Rs 5,00,000 (Rs five lakh) from his funds and assured all possible help to all those working in that direction.

Founder of the Swadhyay Mandal W D Bakade presided over. MLA Sudhir Parwe was the chief guest. Vijay Ghotkar and Suresh Zurmure were prominently present on the dais. Krishna Hedau, Secretary of the library, made an introductory speech in which he highlighted the achievement of the library. Mangala Ghangare conducted the proceedings while Satish Kharche proposed a vote of thanks. Anil Govindani, Vivek Satelwar, Sudhakar Wanjari, Prakash Jumde, Rajendra Sonule, Sushil Kunjalwar, Gajanan Dighe, Rajkumar Pande, Gajanan Raut and Ram Tambde worked hard for success of the function.