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Abhiyan Libraries

Apart from training students at its centre in Wardha, Nalanda Academy, since its inception, has been engaging students from the larger community through various outreach programmes. These programmes are designed to provide a support system for students aspiring for higher education from rural areas and urban poor neighbourhoods.

Our Academy conducts many educational seminars, career counselling, Arts and Science workshops across the country as part of our engagement with the larger community. One of the recent additions in our outreach programmes has been the establishment of community libraries at different Buddha Vihars. 

Babasaheb Ambedkar envisioned Buddha Vihars as knowledge and community resource centres. To fulfil his vision and to provide conducive learning environment with quality study material for our students, we have so far set up 14 libraries in different Buddha Vihars across the country with the active support from the local communities.

We initiated this programme in March 2019 in the loving memory of our friend Abhiyan Humane.

Our target is to establish 50 fully functional ‘Abhiyan Libraries’ within a year.

  1. Dhammek Buddha Vihar, Sewagram, Wardha
  2. Shravasti Buddha Vihar, Rotha, Wardha
  3. Triratna Buddha Vihar, Dahegaon (Miskin), Wardha
  4. Triratna Buddha Vihar, Dahegaon, Wardha

On 14th April 2019, we inaugurated 7 ‘Abhiyan Libraries’ at

  1. Bahujan Buddha Vihar, Anji Mothi, Wardha
  2. Dhyanjyoti Buddha Vihar, Dhanora, Wardha
  3. Jetvan Buddha Vihar, Kamthi, Wardha
  4. Nalanda Buddha Vihar, Khairi, Wardha
  5. Vishakha Buddha Vihar, Paloti, Wardha.
  6.  Ramai Buddha Vihar, Station Fail, Wardha
  7.  Jetwan Buddha Vihar, Yelakeli, Wardha

We are now making efforts to take this community library campaign outside Wardha and Maharashtra and are able to establish 3 more community libraries at

  1.   Pawar Nagar Buddha Vihar, Thane  
  2.  Ramai Buddha Vihar, Lakhauli, Rajnandgaon, Chhattisgarh
  3.  Gautam Buddha Vihar, Rajkot, Gujarat

For all our ‘Abhiyan Libraries’ we provide reading materials including school text books, children story books, competitive exams books, art and craft material along with some furniture as per the need.

For all our libraries at Wardha we also provide weekly guidance and classes for the benefit of our students.  

Join the ‘Abhiyan Library Campaign’

If you are interested in supporting us in this endeavour by providing books, stationary, furniture or financial support or are interested in collaborating with us in starting a community library in your neighbourhood, please contact us at info@nalanda-academy.org.

We will be very happy to hear from you!