Book bank felicitates rank holders
Jaigopal Garodia Charitable book bank, which has been a pioneer in providing free books to college students, celebrated its success by felicitating top university rank holders who had benefited through their book banks, at a recent function in the city.
Ashok Kedia, managing trustee of the Jaigopal Garodia Vivekananda Vidyalaya (JGVV), spoke about the success in providing the service to students since 2000.
“Education has been the primary cause of this charitable trust and till now we have helped nearly 65,000 students with our wide collection of books,” he said.
Two university rank holders, Vijayalakshmi and Revathi, were presented cash awards and gold medals by C Chellapan, Dean of Anna University, who was the chief guest of the function.
“Education is important and it is most important to make use of services like book banks, which are helping a large number of students,” he said. He also requested the students to extend the service to the needy by helping them with their books.
Vijayalakshmi, a first rank holder in M.Com, University of Madras, expressed happiness to be a part of the book bank. She said it was the free service and support that attracted more students to the book bank.
“In fact, many students consider it auspicious to get books from this bank. There are many other book banks in the city, but this is the only book bank that does not ask for deposit money. Moreover, they are student friendly. They even extend the deadline so that the students can make maximum utilisation of the books,” she said.
Apart from the felicitation, as many as 182 students were given free books during the event.
Students from all streams like Engineering, Arts and Science were present and collected books from the book bank.