At Indore’s ‘Wall of Education’, bad, needy students pick up donated books – education


The phrase putting up a wall regularly means encountering a roadblock. This isn’t the case in Madhya Pradesh’s Indore district, where two walls have come up as a part of a good Samaritan initiative to help the bad.

The walls erected on Adarsh Road, the city’s cleanest Road have each and every been named ‘Siksha ka Diwar’ (Wall of Education) and ‘Neki ka Diwar’ (Wall of Advantage).

The initiative has been started by Dilip Sharma, a former councillor of the region, with help from other likeminded people. Sharma said they first set up the ‘Neki Ki Deewar’ where people donated clothes, that would be picked up the bad and the needy. Two food ‘ATMs’ were also set up in order that restaurants and even other people could leave the additional food for the underprivileged.

At the ‘Siksha ka Diwar’, Sharma says at the ‘Siksha ka Diwar’, people can donate their old school and college books.

“An investment in knowledge pays the most efficient interest”, says Sharma. “Now we have begun ‘Shiksha Ki Deewar’ to supply books to needy. People can register and pick up the books they need. A student who is in need of sure books can write down the names of the books they require and drop it in the box. No matter how expensive they be we can be sure that she or he gets it. Of class lesson, we can also ascertain if the individual indeed deserves them and isn’t misusing our platform. We will be able to also be sure that the books are returned in order that other needy students are in a position to use it,” adds Sharma.

The ex-councillor says they’re going to also not accept cash from donors who must buy or donate the books required.

Sharma says he hopes such “walls of education” come up in other parts of the country as polite.

An iron cage encloses the two walls and security guards have been positioned to dissuade anti-social elements

“This is a in reality good step, it is going to help bad people who can’t come up with the money for study fabric,” says Rajesh, who lives in Khatgaon village of Dewas who had taken a book from here for his brother and children to prepare for an exam. “Other students must donate their books here, this is a good initiative.”

Santosh Patel, a native who had come to drop off old clothes said that earlier he used to sell his old clothes in return for utensils. “In this bloodless weather, I find that this is better as some bad and needy person can make use of these clothes. I feel that people in every single place the country can take inspiration from this initiative and erect similar walls.”

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