Syangja village opening a ‘model’ library

An agreement has been signed to construct the building of the Matribhumi Library in Kaligandaki rural municipality-4 of Syangja, on Thursday, March 18, 2021. Photo: Courtesy Rajendra Prasad Pandey

Kathmandu, March 19

The Birghakatti village in Kaligandaki rural municipality-4 of the Syangja district in western Nepal is establishing a library which the local leaders claim will be a ‘model’ in the district.

The Matribhumi Library construction committee signed a memorandum of understanding with the Read Nepal, a non-government organisation supporting the construction, and Baburatna Construction, the contracted company, in Syangja on Thursday.

The library’s chairman Rajendra Prasad Pandey says the library will be friendly to people of all ages from children to senior citizens, hence it will establish itself as a centre for learning for all.

The project, targeted to be complete in the next eight months, is estimated to cost Rs 11.92 million, of which the Shanti Volunteer Association will provide Rs 11.5 million via the Read Nepal. The locals will collect funds for the remaining amount.

The library will be constructed at the same place where the 2015 earthquake destroyed an old facility in the village.

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