Rs 1 cr approved for books at ‘Oxy Reading Zone’ in Raipur

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 17 Jul 2017 11:02:39


Staff Reporter,


Yet another step forward towards developing the under-construction ‘Oxy Reading Zone’ in the State Capital as the biggest Competitive Environment Hub of Central India, Raipur District Collector O P Choudhary has approved Rs 1 crore for purchasing books for facilitating students at the hub.

To be mentioned, the Oxy Reading Zone costing Rs 8 crore is being developed in 6-acre area between National Institute of Technology (NIT) Raipur and Central Library in the capital. Equipped with world-class Reading Tower, the Hub will have open areas for facilitating the students with a better study atmosphere. Students will be provided with all kind of books that can help them for various competitive examinations.

District Collector Choudhary said that the Rs 1 crore will be used for buying knowledgeable and motivational books. He said that books from Medical, Engineering, Management, IT, Law, Journalism, Literature, Research, CA, Commerce subjects will be bought on the recommendation of subject experts for the library of the Zone. It will be ensured that the students get all the books they need for various competitive examinations, the Collector said.

Besides, novels, motivational books, biography of great persons, story books and books on moral values will be made available, he said. He also said that a committee headed by Raipur District Panchayat Chief Executive Officer Nilesh Kshrisagar has been formed to deal with book purchasing activity. Similarly, District Education Officer A N Banjara will be the coordinator and district employment officer will be member secretary of the committee.

He said that presently the Central Library has 2,200 members and 20 members are being added every day. As the Oxy Reading Zone is surrounded by all the premier education institutes such as PRSU, NIT, Sanskrit College, Ayurvedic College, AIIMA, Science College etc., development of such a facility was imperative, said the District Collector.