First library opens in Darra

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KOHAT: The district administration has established the first ever library in the newly-formed Darra Adamkhel tehsil of Kohat with the assistance of the National Book Foundation.

The library set up at Malik market in Darra Bazaar was inaugurated by deputy director education for tribal districts, Safeerullah Afridi on Saturday.

The programme was attended by local education officer Masood Afridi, principal of Akhorwal school Abdur Rehman, principal of Oxford school and college Mohammad Jameel, deputy director information, Kohat, Irshad Afridi and local elders.

Initially 6,000 books have been placed in the library out of which 200 were donated by the National Book Foundation.

On the occasion, Irshad Afridi said that the library had been set up with the contribution from philanthropists.

He said those nations which kept themselves connected to books never lagged behind in any field.

He said that the library was a gift for a backward area like Darra.

The local education officer said that the students could get the books free of charge and stressed that the youth should benefit from the unique facility provided to them.

He said that curriculum and Islamic books in English, Urdu and Pashto languages had been provided in the library.

Published in Dawn, October 14th, 2018

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