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Wow, 9-year-old Muskaan Ahirwar Runs A Library For Underprivileged Children!

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  •  March 14, 2016

9-year-old Muskaan Ahirwar, who studies in grade three, runs a library called “Bal Pustakalaya” in a small slum in Bhopal.

So how did it all start? And, what inspired her?

Muskaan herself belongs to a family with a humble background. When she realized that many kids of her age are deprived of education, she decided to do her bit without worrying about the Hows. She began putting up an open library where she would hang her books on a rope and invite kids from the nearby slum areas to come and read them.

For those who don’t know how to read, Muskaan makes sure she reads the stories out loud. This happens every day, without fail. She also urges those who want to learn how to read or who love reading to take some of her books.

Wonderfully, a team from the State Education Board has officially recognised “Bal Pustakalaya” as a library. 

The library currently has 119 books and hopes to get more for the children. Bravo, Muskaan!

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