Reliance Life ties with NGO to set up libraries in govt schools

Mumbai: Private life insurer Reliance Life Insurance has partnered with non-profit Room to Read to set up over 100 libraries in government primary schools across the country, the company said on Monday.

In a statement issued here, Reliance Life said the partnership with Room to Read aims to reach out to over 10,000 children across the country through this initiative.

 Reliance Life ties with NGO to set up libraries in govt schools

Anil Ambani, chairman of the Reliance Anil Dhirubhai Ambani Group,. Reuters

Room to Read is a global non-profit organisation committed to promoting literacy and gender equality in education in the country by providing libraries in schools.

"Education, like insurance, protects the long-term future of the family. Libraries provide children an environment of knowledge and inculcate habits of learning and curiosity amongst the young minds," Anup Rau, chief executive officer of Reliance Life was quoted as saying the statement..

The first library was inaugurated in a Mumbai school on Children's Day that fell on 14 Nov.

Reliance Life and Room to Read will create and maintain libraries in municipal schools across Rajasthan, Uttarakhand, Andhra Pradesh and Maharashtra in the first year of their programme, the company said.

IANS

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Updated Date: Nov 17, 2014 12:45:33 IST