As part of the Rural Placement activity, students of the Faculty of Social Work, The M.S. University of Baroda, have started a library of 600 Gujarati books in a village named “Umraya” in Vadodara district with the objective of “developing a reading habit culture” among the villagers.
The above students are pursuing the 02nd Year course of the “Bachelor of Social Work” from the faculty and they observed that in “Umraya” village, except the Govt. schools, there were no other libraries where students as well as adults of the village could take the advantage of reading books free of cost. The names of the students who took the initiative are : (1) Meet Dabhi (2) Payel Gandhi (3) Juhi Jaiswal (4) Apurba Johari (5) Shibani Patil.
All the books in the library are in Gujarati language of various categories, such as (i) Child Literature (ii) Religion (iii) Famous Leaders & Personalities (iv) Short Stories etc.