Books are considered to be one of the best friends of human beings.They not only help us to acquire knowledge but also help us to shape our thoughts.
Urban areas are blessed to have the access of all kind of books, now days they can also access to e-books.
But about rural areas ? There people are not awared, they struggle a lot to find the books
To give a solution for this India’s first ‘Village of Books’ has come out with a great initiative
In Maharashtra, a village called Bhilar has been set up as the ‘Pustakancha Gaav’. This village has been modelled on a Welsh town called Hay-on-Wye, which is known for its libraries and literature festivals. The concept was backed by education minister, Vinod Tawde and took two years of execution before it could be opened to the public on May 4 of this year. The visionaries behind this project are keen to convert Bhilar into a potential ‘literary fest’ destination.
The Maharashtra government received tremendous support from the village administration to set up the village which now houses around 15000 books in Marathi! Hutments, temples, schools and rest houses have been converted into reading spots or libraries, giving travellers and visitors every opportunity to devour the written word. Although, the initiative was intended to draw enthusiastic readers to Marathi culture and language, the library will also expand and include books written in Hindi and English in times to come.
The visionaries behind this project are keen to convert Bhilar into a potential ‘literary fest’ destination.The best part is that the book-reading services are all free