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Chandigarh Man Featured In “Mann Ki Baat” Seeks PM Modi’s Help To Educate Poor Children

Sandeep Kumar stated: I need to thank Prime Minister Narendra Modi, it gave us inspiration


A Chandigarh-based social employee, who runs a cellular library has thanked Prime Minister Narendra Modi for mentioning him in his month-to-month radio programme, and requested assist in his endeavour to teach poor youngsters.

Social employee Sandeep Kumar stated, “I want to thank Prime Minister Narendra Modi, it gave us inspiration. I request the government to help us get a bigger office so we can take more books to children.”

This follows after Prime Minister Modi praised the Chandigarh-based social employee on Sunday for offering free books to poor youngsters.

In the Mann ki Baat, PM Modi had stated, “In Chandigarh, Sandeep Kumar who runs an NGO, has set up a mobile library in a minivan, through which, the poor children are given books to read free of cost.”

Mr Kumar, founding father of the NGO — Open Eye Foundation — had began amassing books from numerous locations to assist the scholars who can not afford them amid the monetary setback attributable to coronavirus.

He has organised a small library in his minivan, full of books and writing supplies collected from numerous homes, and began visiting slums and colonies to help college students in want. The motto of his basis is “education from trash”.

Mr Kumar has collected about 40,000 books within the final three years and distributed nearly 10,000 books to the youngsters within the space through the lockdown. 

(Except for the headline, this story has not been edited by NDTV workers and is printed from a syndicated feed.)

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