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“Let’s read in India” Citizens speak out as a library revolution breaks out in India

By Sophia Banos-Lindner

In many Indian states, book lovers are springing up free libraries for the underprivileged.

Kevin Energy Solutions is a company that provides heating equipment to all kinds of industries. The founder, a self made – entrepreneur, Praful Wankhede, in Navi Mumbai.

In a country with burgeoning unemployment, Wankhede’s company employs over 300 people and he has another life-consuming obsession: making India read. He has started a foundation, Let’s Read India, that runs 11 libraries and 4 mobile libraries in different parts of Maharashtra.

Now running three libraries in Delhi for the underprivileged, completely free, they have over 5,000 members. The libraries have over 32,000 books.

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