Kalam Library at Tawang in the India-China Border

Amid tension in the India China Border and frequent clashes between the armed forces of both the neighbouring countries. India with the leaf of humanity and wisdom is always ahead in showing light of awareness and when it is with the vision India’s 11th President and Bharat Ratna Dr APJ Abdul Kalam, it becomes an added motivation.

On 15th October 2020, when the whole world was celebrating the people’s President’s birth anniversary as Student’s Day, Losel Nyinje Charitable Society in the border district of Tawang in Arunachal Pradesh started Kalam’s Library, enabling thousands of students to come and read, and open their mind through the window of thoughts.

The Library was started in the presence of Vivekananda Kendra Vidyalaya Arunachal Pradesh Trust’s Secretary Ms Aparna Palkar, DDSE Tawang Sri Hridar Phuntsok and EAC Tawang Dr Dechin Droka. Headmistress Smti Namgey Chotton, Chairman SMC Sri Lhundup Chosang and teachers of Govt. Upper Primary School, Kakaling, Tawang, where the library was started.

Ms Aparna Palkar

Secretary VKVAPT, Ms Aparna Palkar after inaugurating the Library said the Kalams library should also serve the community children and encourage reading habits amongst the students and the teachers. Handling of books, description of books, choice of books and upkeep of library are also very important. Remembering Dr Kalam she said that, it was the dream of APJ Kalam that the book should reach each and every students. Inaugurating Kalams Library on the ocassion of his birthday which also marks the National Student Day, she said that, it is a great honour and privilege to extend true tribute to the missile man of India Late Dr Kalam.

While, Speaking on ‘Kalams Library’ Chairman LNCS said that it is an initiative by the society in collaboration with the respective schools to establish a library in all the Govt. Upper Primary Schools of Tawang, Monyul Vidhya Niketan School and Bodong Charitable Society Lungla by providing books and minimum logistics support. LNCS will also share academic expertise by providing various newsletters, journals and magazines.

Losel Nyinje Charitable Society (LNCS) was established in Tawang District on 11th September 2010. The main objective of the society is to cater to the needs of the young aspired thinkers in the field of education, tradition, culture and environment. 

The society has reached out to the people through various programmes like Education Interaction Campaign, Celebration of Universal Brotherhood Day, Samrath Bharat Parv, In sighting Young Minds, Knowing our Heritage and Ignited Youth Forums.

In recent years, the society has further extended its activities by expanding its features like, Losel Nyinje Library, Tsangyang Gyatso Museum, Dr APJ Abdul Kalam Conference Hall, Kalawangpo Guest Room, Ignited Kendra Office and Gyalyum Tsewang Lhamo Girls hostel. 

Since 2015 the society has also started publication of newsletter named as ‘Mon – Melong’. Apart from this the society has made a documentation of the exile route of His Holiness the fourteenth Dalai Lama named as ‘Crossing of the Frontier’ released by His Holiness himself on 4th April 2017 at Tawang.

The LNCS also organises Seminars on various topics, workshops and brain storming sessions, conferences, quiz, debate, elocution competitions, development of communication skills and personality development. The society also has started collaborative programmes with other institute to reap benefit of expertise available in outstations so as to help the academic institution to elevate their standard.

If anyone wish to be a part of this initiative and support in the upkeep of the Kalam’s Library, one can do so by contributing any amount to the organisation. The bank details are as follows, Vivekananda Kendra Kanyakumari – Branch Tawang. AC/No :- 33767817244. IFSC Code :- SBIN0005844. State Bank of India, Tawang. Arunachal Pradesh.