- Meenakshi Lekhi, Member of Parliament (Lok Sabha, New Delhi) graced the occasion
- Angelique Pustakalaya aims to improve reading habits and comprehension skills among students
Angelique Foundation launched libraries named Angelique Pustakalaya in MCD run schools. Ms. Meenakshi Lekhi, Member of Parliament (Lok Sabha, New Delhi) along with Mrs. Jaishree Goyal, Head CSR, Angelique International Limited, inaugurated this unique CSR initiative.
Angelique Pustakalaya is a CSR initiative of Angelique Foundation that aims to set up happy functional libraries in Schools by providing a warm and inviting environment with books that are relevant to the age group and the literacy levels of the students. Reading develops broader understanding of the world around them, stimulates creativity, enhances comprehension, improves communication skills and eventually help them in securing better jobs. Angelique Pustakalaya had started simultaneously in nine states, now 263 in number where 28,833 students have benefitted.
While launching the Libraries, Smt. Meenakshi Lekhi, Member of Parliament (Lok Sabha, New Delhi) said “All successful people have reading books as one of their habits. This is one of the main reasons why I requested Jaishree Goyal of Angelique International to help me in introducing these libraries in the MCD Schools so that we can inculcate this in the children from a very nascent age. I believe that these children will eventually help the country and be successful themselves.”
In her address, Jaishree Goyal, CSR Head, Angelique Foundation said, “We believe that children love to read. Given a book that matches a child’s literacy level, with attractive colourful illustrations and in a comfortable environment, every child would make an attempt to read it. Our libraries have carefully selected books in a happy environment. We thank Ms. Meenakshi Lekhi, Member of Parliament (Lok Sabha, New Delhi) for believing in the Angelique Pustakalaya CSR initiative and bringing it into the government schools.”
“Our CSR initiative has grown at a pace faster than we imagined. The motivation to grow has come from the positive response received from the beneficiaries and the government institutions that support these initiatives. From making libraries in low-income schools, Angelique foundation is refurbishing the children’s corner in the Delhi State Public Libraries; developing completely new Libraries-cum-Reading/Study Area in Community Centers and have added to our list a full Sanskrit Library.”
About Angelique Foundation
Angelique Foundation is the CSR arm of Angelique International Limited and therefore, a natural extension of Angelique International’s social infrastructure projects. Angelique Foundation implements programs tailored to the ground realities in India with a focus on education and rural empowerment. Each initiative is designed to meet the needs of the specific target group and is undertaken after detailed research and surveys. Some of their prominent initiatives include Angelique Pustakalaya – building a shelter of knowledge for children in low income schools; Angelique Garima – empower village girls and women to lead a confident and independent life by teaching skills of stitching, mushroom cultivation and beauty centres; Swachh Bharat – sponsoring construction of toilets in government schools and rural villages; Angelique Shakti – installing solar power units in schools to provide continuous electricity. Angelique International Limited is an Indian EPC company delivering complete project solutions in vital areas of power, water, agriculture, irrigation, social infrastructure and industrial projects in India & across the globe.