Vaachan Prerana Diwas (Reading Inspiration Day) was celebrated in St. Francis Institute of Technology (Borivali, Mumbai) to commemorate the birth anniversary (15 October) of Late dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam - the Missile Man of India.
As part of the celebrations, the Learning and Information Resource Centre (Central Library) initiated a few activities as outlined below:
1) Take Away of Books
2) Sale of withdrawn books
3) Book Exhibition
4) Modification of the overdues
5) Extending Scholar's Card facility to students whose GPA is =/> 8.6.
The LIRC witnessed a huge response for the Take Away of books and the Sale of Withdrawn book bank books. More than 150 people visited the library and an odd 100 availed the same. Staff and students alike were happy and all smiles since almost everybody got something to carry with them.
Book Exhibition was well organized with a majority of the books on "Wireless Communications". Many faculty members glanced through the displayed books and a few selected them too.
The modification in the overdues structure came as a pleasant surprise for the student community and they were more than happy to take note of their reduced fines.
From the next semester onward, Scholar's Cards would be extended to students whose GPA is =/> 8.6 thereby maximizing the library's usage.
All in all, the library did mark the Vaachan Prerana Diwas by offering a tribute to the vision and knowledge of Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam.