The students of Kendriya Vidyalaya Pattom gifted books to the children of Govt. U. P. S. Ulloor and made them their friends, under the social responsibility initiative “Library-Social Connect”. The programme, “Gift a Book and Get a Friend” held on the other day, was aimed to provide students with better opportunities to know about the society at large and other learning systems in particular and to make friendship through reading and books.
The session was formally inaugurated by S.Ajayakumar, Principal, KV Pattom by presenting a set of books to Jose V. Dharan, Headmaster, Govt. U. P. S. Ulloor. Then the students of KV Pattom gifted books to the children of the host school. They were also presented with sweets, writing materials, cards and toys. The members of the Readers’ Club then presented songs, skit and poems to add colour to the occasion. The students together visited different corners of the school and interacted with teachers and other staff.
The 450 gifted books will be added to the library collection of the school where only 37 students from less privileged sections of the society are studying. The programme was also attended by Prashobhithan D., President, PTA and Sindhukumari, President Mothers’ PTA. Distribution of uniforms to students and the inauguration of School Water and Sanitation Club were also held at the function.
The library is planning more programmes under the ‘Library-Social Connect’ initiative to take the students to the society at large, informed S. L. Faisal, KV Pattom Librarian and also the coordinator of the event.