NOIDA: Ranganathan Society for Social Welfare & Library Development (RSSWLD) has established BIMTECH Library at District Jail of Aligarh of Uttar Pradesh.
Dr. Sharad Kulshreshth, D.I.G. (Prisons –Agra Range) inaugurated the library during the function on 27 March 2017. Library is established with support of Birla Institute of Management Technology (BIMTECH).
Dr. Rishi Tiwari, Secretary, RSSWLD, Dr. Awdhesh Shirotriya, Dr. Viresh Raj,Superintendent Aligarh Jail, Matloob Ali Khan, Treasurer, RSSWLD were also present on the occasion. This was the 4th Library established in District Jails in Uttar Pradesh by RSSWLD with support of BIMTECH. Dasna Jail Ghaziabad, Lucknow Jail and Gautam Budh Nagar Jail were other jails where libraries had been established by RSSWLD.
2000 books and 10 book shelves had been provided for this library. While inaugurating the library, Dr. Kuslshreshtha appreciated the efforts of BIMTECH and RSSWLD for bringing positivity amongst the jail-inmates by providing them access to good and motivating literature and other sources of entertainment.
He mentioned that suicide rate in Dasna Jail, Ghaziabad, Lucknow and Gautam Budh Nagar had reduced drastically after libraries were established in these jails by RSSWLD. He appreciated the efforts made by Dr. Rishi Tiwari, in particular who had exhibited an exemplary passion for the welfare of jail inmates and was moving relentlessly on his single point mission i.e. to bring a sea change in the mentality of jail inmates by providing them access to wonderful reading material pertaining to all walks of life.
He informed the gathering that Dr. Rishi had plans to establish libraries in District Jail Meerut by Mid of April, 2017 and Etawah, Mathura and Firozabad by the end of this year.
RSSLWD has also established libraries in others prisons, Lucknow, Ghaziabad and Greater Noida.
Other then jails, RSSWLD is also working towards establishing libraries in rural areas. RSSWLD is also responsible for delivering better service to the society, especially for the underprivileged sector.