Tuesday, 15 May 2012

Book Worm on the Prowl !

There had been lots of activities in the tricity and the most talked about was the 12th anniversary celebration of the British Council Library in the city.  The library members and youngsters from various schools and colleges participated in a painting competition to design a book cover for an Oliver Twist's Great Expectations or David Cooperfield's book. 

British Library has come up with a special offer for the members of the Chandigarh Literary Society too. 

CLS launches ‘Gift a Book’ programme

Chandigarh Literary Society (CLS) has launched ‘Gift a Book’ programme to inculcate interest in book reading and make books accessible to certain specific sections of society who do not have the facility.
“Most of us have a large number of books lying around in our homes that we have already read which can be shared with others,” Ms Sumita Misra, president of CLS informed.
“The ‘Gift a Book’ is an initiative to share this treasure trove lying in our homes with children and others who do not have access to good literature,” she added.
CLS has identified several institutions where it would set up libraries, and to start with, CLS gifted a set of books contributed by its members to 'Snehalaya'.  Mr. K.K. Sharma, Advisor to the Administrator, UT, Chandigarh, commended CLS initiative and personally handed over the books to the inmates. 
In each of CLS get-togethers, a ‘Gift a Book’ desk would be set up where members and anyone can leave a book, which would be collected, and later delivered to the selected institution.
Sumita Misra hoped that the people of tri-city area would come forward and partner in this campaign, by sharing the books of literature, no text books, with others.  

An evening with Dinesh Raghuvanshi

On 4th May, CLS organised an evening with noted poet Dinesh Raghuvanshi at UT Guest House.  To the packed house, Dinesh recited his geet, ghazals, and kept the audience amused with his repartee. 

Mr. K.K. Sharma, Advisor to the Administrator, UT, Chandigarh was the chief guest. Mr. Brijender Singh, Deputy Commissioner along with many litterateurs of the city were present. 

Dinesh is a prolific writer and has four anthologies to his credit, “Aasmaan Baaki Hai”, “Do Pal”, “Ankaha is se adhik hai”, and “Bachhe bat nahin karte”.  HIs ghazals have been sung by noted singers like Ghulam Ali and Jagjit Singh. 

Widely travelled, Dinesh Raghuvanshi  has been featured prominently on many television channels and is a most sought-after poet.  Born in Uttar Pradesh in village Kherpur in District Bulandshahar, Dinesh lives in Faridabad.