Children reading at the Enharmi Community Library
Morn Express News
Kigwema | May 8th
A kind of spillover effect of community libraries is currently underway in Nagaland. One example is the Enharmi Community Library, which was launched in February this year in collaboration with the Kigwema Community Library, which was launched in February last year.
“For the village of Enharmi with a population of 1014 in the Baek district, this will be the village’s first library.” This is the first library in our village. There are no indoor or outdoor libraries, “Eyiekhroli Lohe told. I notified you. EyiekhroliLohe, along with Welhitshe Lohe, worked with the community library Kigwema to establish a community library in Enharmi.
Most young people spend more time on mobile phones and the Internet, and the art of reading is dying, says Eyiekhroli. Eyiekhroli added that he felt the need to establish an Enharmi community library to revive the reading culture.
The library is modest. A wad of shelves built by a group of friends in the village of Enharmi was used by a wise person to donate 3,000 rupees during the process of establishing and setting up the library.
At the launch event on February 19, seniors thanked the community development initiative.
Former Enharmi community leaders also remembered how the agenda for establishing a library in the village was planned, but the vision did not come true. Therefore, they acknowledged the efforts of the community library Kigwema to fulfill their aspirations.
Eyiekhroli shares that the response to the community library is very positive in various organizations such as village councils, VDBs, women’s societies, youth societies, students’ unions, and individuals who express their appreciation and support for the initiative. Did.
The purpose of the Enharmi Community Library is the same. Akho Phira, founder of the community library Kigwema, explains to revive the dying art of reading, make books easily accessible and accessible, drive positive behavior and change, and engage in community development. Did.
Currently, the Enharmi Community Library’s collection of books is donated by several applicants, primarily by individual contributors and the community library Kigwema received from Goonji Office Kolkata.
As with the new initiative, Eyiekhroli said people tend to hesitate to access books easily and stay a little on the idea of reading outdoors. The village hasn’t caught up with the culture of reading yet, but she optimistically says that she is becoming more confident and interested in reading “daily and weekly.”
“I hope this initiative will open the eyes of the villagers to explore the world through reading and nurture their hearts to live in peace and tranquility,” the collaborators added.