K M Dayashankar
KARIMNAGAR: In order to encourage the reading habit among the people in general and student community in particular and also as part of the women’s day celebrations, the district administration had announced the distribution of a Kindle e-book reader during the daily draw at the first of its kind Karimnagar Book Fair.
Accordingly, District Judge MG Priyadarshini had formally launched the Amazon Kindle lucky draw box at the Bookfair on Wednesday night. The people mostly the youth and students below 35 years of age visiting the Book Fair were informed to write the details of their name, address, telephone number etc and drop them in the box.
Every day, the authorities would take out the draw in the night and distribute a Kindle e-book reader to the winner worth Rs 8,000 to the winner.
Similarly, the district judge had also inaugurated the book fair stalls on Wednesday night and went around the fair and browsed through the books along with Collector RV Karnan and Commissioner of Police V Satyanarayana. She also inspected the Telangana food court and tasted the food.
Speaking on the occasion, the district judge informed the people to accord priority to reading books instead of wasting time on cellular phones and other social media. Stating that the district had produced eminent writers and poets, she informed the students to according priority for reading books to excel in their chosen career.
Collector RV Karnan said that they were happy to name the venue as Bomma Hema Devi, who was the first writer of the district. He informed the people to avoid wasting time by spending more on the use of cellular phones and other social media. He advised the students to spend more time reading books for gaining knowledge.
District legal services authority secretary Sujan Kumar, Additional Collectors GV Shyam Prasad Lal and Garima Agarwal, Assistant Collector Mayank Mittal, CWC chairperson Dhanalaxmi, Municipal commissioner Seva Islawath, DRDO Srilatha, DWO Padmavathi and others were also present.