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KOTA GOVERNMENT PUBLIC LIBRARY RESPOND TO COVID-19 THROUGH ITS KNOWLEDGE AT DOORSTEP INITIATIVE ON WHATS APP
Complete lock down measure has restricted all persons into their houses. Persons started using social media over their smart phones. Where overwhelmed circulation of news related to COVID-19 threatened to rise the level of anxiety and tention among common men. Thereafter infla released an advisory to stop the spread of unauthorised and fake news. Dr. Deepak Srivastav, Library Incharge, Government public divisional library, Kota took an initiative by creating a whats app group named as "KNOWLEDGE AT YOUR DOORSTEP" by keeping in mind the concept of "biblotherapy".
This group connects people of all age group with rich digital content in the form of e-books and e-journals. To minimise the effect of digital divide, books and reading material is being provided in PDF format and exordinaries. One can send his name, contact number, e-mail and details to connect with this what's app group on 9694783261.
In this digital collection, adults can read Alchemist, Godan, Gaban, Karmbhumi, Vardaan, Surja ka Saatva Ghoda, Nirmala, Dharamveer Bharati, Idgah, Andha Yug, Ram ki Bhakti Pooja- Suryakant Tripathi, Madhushala- Hribansh ray Bachchan. For children's, Champak, Lotpot, Bans ka Ghar- Pankaj Chaturvedi(Translation), Abhiman ki Haar- Yogendra Nath Sharma "Arun", Nirog Jeevan ka Rajmarg- Pt. Sriram Acharya, Chacha Chaudhary aur Raaka, Chacha Chaudhary aur Raaka ka Intekaam, Sampurn Ramayan and Mahabharat ki Kahaniya are available in the forms of e-books for reading.
Candidates preparing for competitive exams will get tab links for 56 books of important subjects. Tab links of audible stories for childrens, Links National News e-Paper- Amar Ujala, Awadh Times, Business Standards, Dainik Jagaran, Dainik Bhaskar, Hindustan, Hindustan Times, Gujarat Guardian, Gujarat Mitra, DNA, Financial Express, The Hindu, Indian Express, Gujarat Samachar, Gujarat Today, Hari Bhoomi, Janm Bhoomi, Jansatta, Kooch Mitra, Lok Mat, Midday, Mint, Mumbai Mirror, Mumbai Samachar, Navbharat Times, Nav shakti, Fulchhab, Saamana-Mumbai, Saamana- Surat, Saakal, Sandesh Sri Nootan Shaurashtra, The Asian Age, The Economic Times, The Free Press Journal, The Times of India, The western times, Loksatta, Navkaal are provided.
Tab links for e-resources for self learning students are available. They are Saakshat, Swayam Prabha(For Science Students), Consortium for Education Communication (CEC), EPG Pathshaala, e-gyaankosh, open text book, National Digital Library, Open Educational Resources,(OER) Acharya Vertual Lab Project(IIT Mumbai) and other important magazines.
Along with it, 10 websites for career building, 10 sites for improving technical skills, 10 websites for free online education, 10 websites for interview preparation are made available. We are always available to provide books for regular readers as per their interest.