On November 06, IIM Indore (IIM-I) organized ‘Living Library’ event. The event was mainly organized by Pragati-I IIM Indore Social Sensitivity Cell in collaboration with The Human Library, Indore Chapter.
Several students actively participated in the event and interacted with the human books to gain from their experience. They grabbed the opportunities to learn various aspects which were of their interest and knowledge areas. The event witnessed great enthusiasm among students. Some of the books included Visually Challenged, Physically Challenged, Cancer Survivors, Depression Survivors, Alzheimer’s Care Givers, Struggling Entrepreneurs, Young Entrepreneurs, Child Abuse Survivors, Homosexuals and Transgender. All the books shared a unique tale and offered a new perspective to the students about these genres.
At the end the Pragat-I team was appreciated by The Human Library, Indore Chapter for taking up this unique initiative in order to sensitize others on issues of great importance.
The Living Library is an equality tool that seeks to challenge prejudice and discrimination. Living Library functions normally like other libraries. The only difference is that here visitors can browse the catalogue for the available titles, choose the book they want to read, and borrow it for a limited period of time. After reading the books, they are expected to return the book to the library and, if they want, they can borrow another.
About IIM Indore
IIM Indore was set up by the Department of Higher Education, Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India in 1996. The institute is recognized as premier management institutions, comparable to the best in the world for teaching, research and interaction with industries.
The institute offers Post Graduate Programme in Management (PGP) by selecting MBA Aspirants through CAT Exam which is conducted annually. The PGP issued by the Indian Institute of Management Indore is recognized by Association of Indian Universities (AIU) as equivalent to M.B.A. Degree of an Indian University. IIM Indore has 86 well-qualified internal faculty along with adjunct faculty with considerable industry expertise.
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