Bhopal girl will soon have permanent library structure, CM promises schoolgirl
BHOPAL: Muskan Ahirwar, a fifth class student will now have a pucca library of her own. She was running a library in her kautcha house in Durganagar slum in the capital.
She had started her library with 25 educational books in 2016 which has gradually grown and now accommodates about 1000 books. Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan honoured Muskan at his residence and made the promise apart from financial assistance.
Muskan’s father Manohar Ahirwar passed away on July 7. Says Muskan, “Papa used to say do something big, Study hard. She herself wants to be a doctor.” Her uncle Rakesh Kumar helps in the house. He is engaged in centering work.
Muskan is a student of Glorious Higher Secondary School, Jehangirabad and her elder sister Neha is a 9th standard student of Tatya Tope Higher Secondary School. Her younger brother, studies in Muskan’s school in 4th standard. Akash is in first standard.
Muskan told that the library is open from 5 pm -7 pm. Nearly 20-25 children come to the library. They have to sit on a mat. A few children take the books home and return it later.
“I ask questions related to the books and if the children give proper answer, I know they have read them. I have a register to maintain all accounts,” says Muskan.
CM promises, gives Rs 2 lakh assistance
The Chief Minister has assured her that very soon she will own a one-room pucca library. An overwhelmed Muskan said that now nothing can stop her and the other slum children from moving ahead.
Chouhan announced Rs 2 lakh financial assitance. He said that if girls like Muskan are extended support by the whole society, it won’t be long before the conditions change. Government will extend all possible support.