PM Modi: A 12-year-old girl named Akarshana from Begumpet, made remarkable changes in her locality and other places, by establishing 7 libraries. Without any outside funding, this 7th standard girl from Hyderabad Public School opened libraries in many places so that everyone could access these books. This generous act received recognition from the Prime Minister himself, along with many others
12 year old opens 7 libraries
Akarshana established 7 libraries in total, in her attempt to help the people.
- MNJ Cancer Children’s Hospital – 1036 books on 6th August, 2021
- Sanath Nagar Police Station – 825 books on 19th February, 2023
- Gayathri Nagar Association in Borabanda – 250 books on 16th April, 2023
- Juvenile and Observation Home for Girls in Hyderabad- 625 books on 26th April, 2023
- Coimbatore City Police Street libraries – 200 books on 8th June, 2023
- Chennai Boys Club in the Nolambur Police Station – 1200 books on 23rd June, 2023
- Govt High School in Old Sanath Nagar Area, Hyderabad- 610 books on 5th August, 2023
How did she open 7 libraries
This 12-year-old girl first started with the MNJ Cancer Children’s Hospital. She said, “When my parents and I visited the MNJ cancer children to provide food, the children undergoing cancer treatment met me daily and asked me to bring them colouring and drawing sheets because there was a complete lockdown due to Covid,”. Since then she collected unused good books from wherever she could find. She said, “I received a lot of excellent feedback from them, and I ended up collecting 5836 books. Hence, I started my journey with a vision of ‘Empowering Minds through Libraries’ as my project to create ten libraries by December 2023”
Moreovere,r she said that it is her humble attempt to give back to her society and praised her parents and teachers. She said, “My teachers at HPS have always encouraged me to give back to society. My source of inspiration is the alumni culture of our school, which believes in giving back to the school as well as society,” and “Several young girls my age voiced their happiness at receiving books like physics, biology, chemistry, and dictionaries, which they found very helpful in their day-to-day schoolwork. I persuaded them by saying that once they have finished reading their used fiction or nonfiction books of general knowledge, they should give them to me so that I can donate them to others,”.