Techie on a mission to distribute 1 million books, magazines to schools and libraries
“Children who start reading early understand situations better and are also able to analyze the pros and cons,” says Mr. Satish Babu, a technician who has embarked on the mission of instilling the habit of reading. reading to children by distributing magazines, comics and books of other genres to schools and libraries in Andhra Pradesh and a few other states.
His belief that books build personality and that you become what you read prompted him to launch the book distribution campaign and help children discover themselves and improve their social development, emotional and creative.
Founder and Managing Director of a software company, Tech Mark Training India, and Managing Director of HODU Education and Health Charitable Trust, a CSR initiative by Tech-Mark, Mr. Satish Babu provides 1 million magazines and comics to worth around 12 crore. to children in public schools in Andhra Pradesh.
The technician worked with MagazineLiteracy.org, a US-based NGO that provides new and recycled magazines and comics to millions of young readers in many countries, to provide the pleasure of reading, especially among children. underserved in economically disadvantaged sections.
Sharing videos of the NGO’s huge warehouse in the United States, Mr. Satish Babu talks about his plans to create a similar facility in the state to make the book distribution business an ongoing process.
As he arranges for shipments of books to reach the state, he also reaches out to local libraries, offering them boxes full of books free of charge. He recently visited the Sarvottama Grandhalayam near Benz Circle with boxes of books that would find a place of pride in the renovated library building. Created in 1987, the place has had a makeover.
“In addition to our own collection, we have donors who come with books from different categories at regular intervals and it feels good to see that people still care about preserving books in this tech-driven age and are ready. to go the extra mile to promote the habit of reading. “said Raavi Sarada, secretary of the Andhra Pradesh Library Association, which heads the grandhalayam.
Mr. Satish Babu assured Ms. Sarada that he would continue to bring stocks of books and complete the children’s section of the library. “The idea is to reach small towns where children have no access and therefore no exposure to the cultures of the world,” said Mr. Satish Babu.
He also sent stocks of books to a few libraries in Uttar Pradesh and Kashmir.