Mysuru, November 15:- “Nowadays the children are going on the wrong path because of cell phones. They can be brought on the right path by inculcating in them the reading habit at library,” opined writer Jayappa Honnali.
He was speaking after inaugurating ‘Library Week’ at Vivekananda Nagar Public Library Hall by paying floral tributes to the image of librarian Padma Shri S R Ranganathan.
“Library is a modern temple. Even if you don’t take your children to temples, take them to library everyday for at least half-an-hour. Dr B R Ambedkar, the architect of the Indian Constitution, gained vast knowledge by regularly reading books at library. Books are the real friends which show you the right path,” he added.
“It is the responsibility of the parents to bring their children to libraries. We grow old by limiting our thoughts in a materialistic world. If we want our thoughts and vision to broaden we have to read more. Only reading can enlighten us. If you happen to give some gift to someone, we need to choose books. Books provide immense knowledge to streamline one’s life,” he added.
Commissioner of Mysuru City Corporation (MCC) KH Jagadeesha, Commissioner of MCC Zone 2 V Priyadarshini, librarian Mamatha and others were present. (GK, NGB)