The Dimapur District Jail set up a first-of-its-kind library in the State with the help of Sarvahitey, a Delhi based NGO and K.A.L. Group, a Legal Practitioner and Consultancy Firm. The library was inaugurated by Limasunep, IPS, Commissioner of Police at District Jail, Dimapur.
Prem Prakash, co-founder of Sarvahitey, highlighted the purpose of Project Paper Bridge and said that the chain of libraries will culturally unify the whole country.
Limasunep appreciated the initiative taken by the group of young lawyers in reaching out to the jail inmates through ‘Project Paper Bridge’ and stated that reading values will help the inmates in their reformation and rehabilitation. ‘Our society has failed its citizens especially the Under Trial Prisoners (UTPs) in one way or the other and setting up library for them will benefit not only the jail inmates but the society as a whole,’ Limasunep stressed.
Sarvahitey in collaboration with K.A.L. Group plans to open many more libraries in Nagaland over a period of next 18 months under the North-East chapter of ‘Project Paper Bridge’.
A total of 1,000 libraries will be opened all across India under the project, out of which 100 will be in the Northeast.