Gramangalil Vijnana Vitaranam

Raman Nair, R. Gramangalil Vijnana Vitaranam. Granthalokam, 1988, vol. 19, n. 8, pp. 467-474. [Journal article (Paginated)]


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English abstract

The study observes that for an average Indian villager a primary school is two kilometers away, a high school sixteen kilometers away, a post office five kilometers, and a telegraphic office eighteen kilometers away. But a villager has to travel for more than 150 kilo meters to reach a library. Any institution which can provide him necessary support for continuing education is more distant to him than all these. The paper argues that culture and science must be distributed universally. Only people educated and properly informed of new advances can ensure sustainable development. It will not be possible without the help of very large sectors of population living in villages not understanding the mechanisms of development and taking active part in it. The two instruments which supplement the work of education to this end are on the one hand libraries with resultant dissemination of information and on the other, information designed for the popularization of different fields of knowledge. The study stresses the need for ensuring these two aspects in villages.

Malayalam abstract

Oru sarasari Indian grameenane sambandhichidatholam primary school randu kilometer akaleyanu. High schoolilekku pathinaru kilometerum, tapal afeesilekku anju kilometerum, telegraph afeesilekku pathinettu kilometerum ayalkku sancharikkendi yirikkumpol oru granthasala Indian grameenanil ninnum nootti anpathu kilometer akaleyanu. Grameenante swayam patanathinum, tudar vidyabhyasathinum sahayakam avunna eethoru staphanavum avanil ninnum athilere akaleyanu. Democracy yadharthyamakan, vidhyabyasathinum, vikasanathinum venda soukaryangal ellavarkum thulyamayi labhyamakkan gmangalilum granthalaya vivara vinimya samvithanangal athyandapekshithamanennu lekhanam choondikkanikkunnu.

Item type: Journal article (Paginated)
Keywords: Rural Community Information Services Public Village Library
Subjects: B. Information use and sociology of information
D. Libraries as physical collections. > DC. Public libraries.
C. Users, literacy and reading. > CE. Literacy.
Depositing user: R. Raman Nair
Date deposited: 19 Jul 2006
Last modified: 02 Oct 2014 12:03


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