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Small libraries at home inculcates reading habit

First published: January 14, 2013, 6:30 PM IST | Updated: January 14, 2013
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Small libraries at home inculcates reading habit
Former President APJ Abdul Kalam suggested that all families should have a small library in their homes.

Salem: Former President APJ Abdul Kalam today suggested that all families should have a small library in their homes with a minimum of 10 books to encourage the reading habit in children.

"Everybody should have a small library with a minimum of 10 books in their homes to inculcate the reading habit in children," he said unveiling a statue of Swami Vivekananda at a private college here on his 150th birth anniversary.

He asked students to urge their parents not to bring shame on their families through any wrong deed. Children should work hard to achieve their aims and their parents should give them full encouragement in their endeavours, he said.

Citing the importance of education in one's life, he recalled he had a driver while he was President who was a keen book reader. The man on being queried told him he had studied till the 10th standard and was keen to pursue his studies

"I made arrangements for his study through open University. He passed his 12th standard exams, did his B.A. and M.A. and
also Phd. He is now a Professor at Mayloor college," he said.

Former President APJ Abdul Kalam suggested that all families should have a small library in their homes.

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