Jalandhar man on a mission to provide books for children in villages

Mandeep Singh sits amid books he received for Tera Tera library in Sultanpur Lodhi with Aakanksha Story

26-yr-old Mandeep Singh from Sultanpur Lodhi, Jalandhar, has a mission in life. Although secure with in a government job, he is working tirelessly to arrange books for those who have never had any chance to read or want to prepare for competitive exams.

‘Pind di library layi kitaba di madad kro ji’ (help for books for village library), a poster is making rounds on social media where Mandeep has urged people to donate books for the library that he is going to start at Jabbowal village in Sultanpur Lodhi.

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The library will go by the name ‘Tera Tera library’.

An avid reader himself, Mandeep has dedicated his own space for the library. In the poster, the youngster has urged people that a library is going to come up at the village, for which there is a need for books, so,those having spare books can donate these for the library.

He has also reached out to the writers and artists to support him in this initiative, and has been getting a very good response in this regard.

“Until now I have received more than 250 books from writers and publishers. The library will start this week,” he said, adding that he now has books in Urdu, Punjabi, English literature, novels, apart from various magazines and newspapers. He has also got books from the Language Department, Punjab.

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“The books will be given for free of cost and youngsters will be able to come here to prepare for their competitive exams and if any writer wants to have discussions, then those too can happen in the library,” he said.