To encourage younger people to take up reading, Ngurang Meena has established the first roadside library in Arunachal Pradesh.

This idea came into being when she saw that there is a wine shop every 100 metres but no library. She took up the initiative all by herself.

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In conversation with Times Of India, she mentioned that she has been inviting children to spend 15-20 minutes at the library by offering them chocolates.

children reading books at the library
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I bought books of all kinds worth Rs 10,000 and spent another Rs 10,000 to make the wooden ‘Self-Help Library’. I have kept 70-80 books there and the rest are in my room.

- Ngurang Meena

Library
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As of now, two donors have donated books to the library.