The National Book Trust (NBT) recently launched the Har Haath Ek Kitaab (One Book for Every Hand) scheme.
The scheme allows the people to make donations to children, between the ages of six and 12, in the form of books with a simple method.
Key highlights of the scheme
• People who wish to donate can transfer money to online shopping site Snapdeal with which the Trust, an autonomous organisation under the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MoHRD), has formally tied up.
• The money will then be transferred to the National Book Trust.
• The Non-Governmental Organisations that are in touch with local communities choose the books to be distributed to children from within NBT's catalogue of children's books.
• The NBT is also subsidising the cost of the books by about 23.5 per cent. As of now, 3726 children's books have been sent out under the scheme.
About National Book Trust
• The National Book Trust is an Indian publishing house.
• It was founded in 1957 as an autonomous body under the Ministry of Education of the Government of India.
• At present, the trust functions under aegis of Union Ministry of Human Resource Development.
• The activities of the Trust include publishing, promotion of books and reading, promotion of Indian books abroad, assistance to authors and publishers and promotion of children’s literature.
• It also publishes reading material in several Indian languages for all age-groups, including books for children and neo-literates.
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