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Telenor India’s campaign spreads the joy of reading
Sakal Times | Friday, 21 April 2017 AT 11:40 AM IST
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Pune: Telenor India, under their ‘Book for Smiles’ campaign, collected 7,000 old books from employees and customers by setting up collection boxes across its offices and select Telenor stores. This is the second consecutive year wherein Telenor partnered with the Food 4 Thought Foundation and the books collected will be used to set up 10 new libraries in schools across India.

On this occasion, Sukrit Maitre, Circle Business Head of Maharashtra and Goa at Telenor India, said, “Books are considered to be a child’s best friend and through this campaign, we aim to spread the joy of reading among children. This campaign has made accessibility of books easier for children and it provides great opportunity to everyone who is willing to contribute in enhancing education.”

“Knowledge is the key to create a developed society, as without the enlightened citizens, the future is bleak. Our children need a reading revolution; a revolution that we intend to fuel by giving our children an access to books. We are proud to have the support of Telenor in this journey,” said Madhavi Sharma, Director, Food 4 Thought Foundation.

Telenor has been active on the social front by coming up with various awareness programmes, especially to spread awareness amongst the children in India.

Webwise was one of the key programmes, where workshops are being conducted across schools to spread awareness amongst the young students on how to be safe online. ‘Book for Smiles’ is another initiative by Telenor to ensure that the underprivileged students in India have equal access to reading and do not see it as a luxury but their right.




 
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