Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Spreading The Written Word

I have written many a blog posts dedicated to books. I have written some dedicated to book lovers. Today I am writing a blog post dedicated to the love of books.

If I am allowed to put it this way, books are at the very centre of my world. This, unfortunately, was not always the case. I was late in getting friendly with written words. I was even slower in falling in love with them. However, once I found my panacea in books, there was no coming back. I, as I am sure many book-lovers would concur, also believed that the love of books is not something to be kept confined to yourself. It is something to be spread around. Books are the best gifts to give, and to receive, categorically.

Our grave misfortune is, that though we live in a country which boasts of perhaps one of the greatest literary traditions in the world, a huge chunk of our disadvantaged population is deprived of access to books and the knowledge they potentially offer. A portion of this lesser privileged population also comprises of young minds on whom India is pinning its hopes for tomorrow. Recently I heard of an initiative organized by a web-portal called , which has decided to partner with NGO Goonj, and organize a Pan-India Book Collection Drive. That is how they plan to celebrate the "Joy of Giving Week" I guess, which, incidentally, began yesterday.

Please come out and be a part of this initiative. is an online education community which connects talented teachers and interested students. In keeping with their spirit of spreading skills, education and knowledge around, they are going to be collecting books, to be distributed via their NGO partner Goonj, and this collection drive will go on till the 10th. "Gift of Gyaan" is what they call their initiative. A great gift to become a contributor towards, isn't it?

Here are a few details which might be of help to those interested -

Books can be couriered to this address  Noesis Knowledge Solutions, 105 Regal Diamond Center, Opera House, Mumbai 400004. Contact Number: 9167606469

For Delhi residents, books may be dropped atKunzum Cafe:T-49, GF,Hauz Khas Village,New Delhi, 110016Phone No: 011 – 26513949.  

Books can also be given through any e-commerce sites by giving the address of any of the above mentioned locations.

(The brand will also be giving away exciting prizes to those who give the maximum number of books. The top three and ten lucky winners will get a book hamper from

1 comment:

  1. here saumya i ant to start & end with this few lines which are really will love it they are...

    “I still love books. Nothing a computer can do can compare to a book. You can't really put a book on the Internet. Three companies have offered to put books by me on the Net, and I said, 'If you can make something that has a nice jacket, nice paper with that nice smell, then we'll talk.' All the computer can give you is a manuscript. People don't want to read manuscripts. They want to read books. Books smell good. They look good. You can press it to your bosom. You can carry it in your pocket.”
    ― Ray Bradbury, Fahrenheit 451