Ten Delhi schools receive books from US envoy's wife
New Delhi, Apr 11(ANI): Sally Roemer, the wife of United States Ambassador to India, Timothy Roemer, and Culture Secretary Jawhar Sircar, presented 1,000 books to ten schools at an American Center ceremony here today.
The books are a symbol of friendship between Indian Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh's wife Gursharan Kaur and US First Lady Michelle Obama.
Sally Roemer and Shailaja Chandra, Chairperson of the Delhi Public Library Board, spoke of the First Ladies' love of books and the importance both place on reading and education.
Mrs. Roemer reflected on Michelle Obama's visit to India with President Barack Obama, in November 2010, recalling how impressed both were with Indian youth and their eagerness to learn.
The scholastic books represent a mix of storybooks and fun, informative non-fiction designed to introduce primary and secondary students to American history, culture, and historical figures.
In addition to books, the schools received complimentary membership of the American Library and the option for an American volunteer to visit the school to read books at a later date.
Recipient schools included Kendriya Vidyalaya INA Colony, Kendriya Vidyalaya Andrews Ganj, Sarvodaya Vidyalaya, Darbari Lal DAV Model School, Kendriya Vidyalaya R.K. Puram, DAV School Yusuf Sarai, Kendriya Vidyalaya AGCR Enclave, Tagore International, Hansraj Model School and Government Sarvodaya Mehram Nagar. (ANI)
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