Libraries & Documentation

KISHORE BHARATI organized a popular mobile library going through the surrounding villages over a bicycle. Hundreds of children and youth became its regular subscribers. This encouraged us to join hands with the educated youth of the nearby town of Pipariya and organize the ‘Shaheed Bhagat Singh Pustakalya’ which also acted as an active children and youth centre for various activities. A newspaper called Bal Chiraiya was edited and brought out regularly by a team of children for several years. The local youth used the books and documentation in the Pustakalyato to organize awareness-building exhibitions and meetings on socio-political issues. A popular progressive Lecture Series was also organized by the Pustakalaya for several years during the 1980s, which became the fertile ground of progressive ideas in a kasbai environment, otherwise dominated by the big peasantry and grain traders.