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[Ambassador report] Used Book – Importance

by Rohan Kapur | 17-08-2019 19:38 Comments 6 Comments recommendations 0 recommendations

Used Book – Importance 

Fellow Ambassadors, Millions of books are printed & sold throughout the world. You might have purchased many books but what you do after you finish reading them. What you do with the old books when you gets promoted to a higher standard in school or university.

Some people recycle them, dispose them as waste or keep them in the house as library. There is one more option, these can be exchanged or passed on to the next reader. Students promoting to higher standard may give them to the new students & similarly may take books from their seniors. This is very good and eco-friendly system. A book, if kept carefully, may last 5-10 years. Recycling may be done at the last stage when it is dilapidated. Exchange of books is very practical. The books you have read may be exchanged with the books you aspire to read.

In this direction, Sharjah has organized many used book fairs & I have participated & volunteered in the same for many years in the past. What the authorities do is that they collect the books from library or as donation from children. I have donated hundreds of books in the past. All such books are sold for very nominal prices such as ranging from Half US Dollar to four dollars. 

The books are in excellent condition & sometimes new as well but the prices are rock bottom. It has been my privilege to contribute to and participate in such noble eco-friendly causes. This has been published in newspapers as well.

I wish to share this idea with my friends at this amazing platform. Please exchange the books & keep your library rotational. School children also must be encouraged to share them with their juniors & take from the seniors. This is very simple & very effective eco-friendly & cost effective initiative.

Thanks for reading.

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Susmita Horticulturist

  • Susmita Horticulturist says :
    Hello rohan
    I hope you are doing wel
    Thank you so much for this report
    Posted 28-02-2020 11:18

Rohan Kapur

  • Rohan Kapur says :
    Thanks, Asmita for your warm comments!
    Posted 23-08-2019 03:12

Asmita Gaire

  • Asmita Gaire says :
    Hello rohan
    I hope you are fine.
    Thank you so much for this report.
    In case of Nepal also, in some region we practice the same culture.
    Green cheers
    Asmita Gaire
    Posted 21-08-2019 00:46

Kushal Naharki

  • Kushal Naharki says :
    Hello Rohan

    I do hope that you are fine and doing great with your works.
    Thank you for your report about importance of used book.

    Green Cheers from Nepal :)
    Keep writing great reports.
    We are eager to read more reports from you.

    Kushal Naharki

    Posted 20-08-2019 23:22

Rohan Kapur

  • Rohan Kapur says :
    Thanks Wonhee. This is education cum cost saving cum eco-friendly pls community bonding initiative. Win-win situation!
    Posted 20-08-2019 23:16

Wonhee Mentor

  • Wonhee Mentor says :
    Hello Rohan

    This is such a great initiative! It's disheartening that millions of books in good quality are abandoned. Sharing used book sounds like a great idea in respective of both environments and child education. Thanks for setting a great example for fellow ambassadors!

    Wonhee Mentor
    Posted 20-08-2019 21:54

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