Library in Pampore reflects ‘official apathy’

Pulwama: Despite the passage of 37 years, the government has failed to construct any building to accommodate its library in Pampore area of South Kashmir’s Pulwama district.

The library in Pampore that houses over 10, 000 books is being run from a rented building.

The Tehsil Public Library Pampore, according to the managing body, was established in 1981 and has been providing better services since then.

The students of the town and other areas get benefit from it, they said.

Nowadays, the library has become home for students particularly those preparing for NEET and JEE benefit, the management said, adding that the library also imparts video lectures to students through tabs.

The students and others who visit the library however, rue that the paucity of space in the library is giving tough time to them as it is running from a private rented building.

“This library is our lifeline. It must be upgraded with a new building. There is less space for readers,” the students demanded.

Students said that despite having 10,000 books and facilities like video lectures, the library has only two staffers to run the affairs – the librarian and library bearer. They said that the manpower must be increased at an earliest.

Nisar Ahmad Lone, the librarian posted here said that thousands of valuable books and other material including that for NEET and JEE is available in the library.

He however, lamented that the building is running from a rented building since decades.

When contacted, District Officer Libraries and Research, Pulwama, Nusrat Jan said that “we have already brought the issue into the notice of concerned authorities who assured us of providing infrastructure for the library soon.”



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