Mobile Urdu Library Launched
The Karnataka State Urdu Academy launched its first mobile Urdu Library in Bengaluru on September 28. Chief Minister Siddaramaiah flagged off the library on its maiden trip behind the stately Vidhana Soudha, the headquarters of the State Government.
The Library will tour the State and enable the Urdu book lovers to purchase the Urdu books published by the Academy, NCPUL and Urdu authors and writers. According to Dr. Fouzia Wajid, Chairperson of the Academy, the Library is a customized Maxi cab with shelves on the two side carrying around 10,000 books. The facility cost the Academy nearly Rs. 15 lakh. It has a stretchable display stand for books which can be taken out at its stations.
(By A Staff Writer)