Room to Read is a global non-profit organization 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 Nov 14.
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.