Union Minister for Corporate Affairs and Power Veerappa Moily has said that libraries are the knowledge powerhouses to empower youth.

He was speaking after inaugurating the Dr. B.R. Ambedkar Library building, constructed at the cost of Rs. 25 lakh, on Government First Grade College premises here on Saturday. He called upon parents to encourage their children to cultivate the habit of reading. He stressed the need to open more libraries in each village.

He said the parental guidance and support was important in moulding the character of children and raising them up to be responsible citizens.