Barton Hill students set up digital library

Over 1,500 books stocked at facility

March 27, 2018 08:26 am | Updated 06:43 pm IST - THIRUVANANTHAPURAM

 The students of the Government Engineering College, Barton Hill, in front of the digital library at Kalliyoor.

The students of the Government Engineering College, Barton Hill, in front of the digital library at Kalliyoor.

The students of the Government Engineering College, Barton Hill, have always believed in the power of books in educating the society. Libraries, for them, are not just a collections of books, but institutions that are capable of shaping lives for the better.

Staying true to their tradition, the students have established a digital library at Kalliyoor in connection with the annual techno-cultural festival ‘Aagneya,’ being organised by the college students’ union at the Kanakakunnu Palace from March 24 to 26.

According to K. Manikantan and Balasubhramani, second-year students of Information Technology, over 1,500 books, including encyclopedias and e-books, were collected by the union, students, faculty and members of the public for stocking the library. Educational books, including those on engineering and other branches of study, fiction and non-fiction, and several informative magazines, have also been donated for the library that would be maintained by the Kalliyoor South Residents’ Association.

They said the college union had set up a library in the tribal village of Kottoor a year ago. The students have had to depend on lending libraries and other institutions for exchanging booksto ensure a wide array of collection. Kerala Lalithakala Akademi general council Karakkampandapam Vijayakumar inaugurated the Aagneya digital library on Sunday. Kalliyoor grama panchayat president R. Jayalekshmi, members J. Padmakumar, S. Jayanthi, Shylaja, K.S. Pratheep Kumar, Thiruvananthapuram taluk library council member, M. Mahesh Kumar, college union members Ardra Suresh, Moufal, Siddharth, and residents’ association secretary O. Sindhu and president Isaac were also present on the occasion.

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