GUWAHATI, Jan 14 � Small gestures from book lovers can now bring some sunshine to people suffering from cancer. The Dr B Borooah Cancer institute has recently launched a library service for its patients and their attendants. Anticipating a good response, the institute has made an appeal to the public to donate books and magazines to the library.
The director of the institute, Dr AC Kataki, told The Assam Tribune that books can motivate and support people during difficult times and it is with this realization that the library has been opened. �We already have a collection, but it would be nice to have more books in Assamese, English, Hindi and other languages,� he said.
He mentioned that the new initiative has met with a positive response, and with more books coming in both patients and their attendants would benefit.
Donors who would like to present books to the library can mention their names on books or dedicate them in the names of their loved ones, he added.
Named �PRERONA� , the library was inaugurated by Kunjamani Singh, a patient from Lakhimpur who is undergoing treatment in the institute. Noted writer Nabin Baruah has already donated few valuable books to the new facility and he also assured to donate more books in future.
Members of the ladies club of Jiya Bharoli Apartment of Guwahati donated few books for the library along with Anuradha Das. Singer Nandita Sarma presented few valuable CDs for musical library. Earlier, Anuradha Sarma Pujari and Banalata Publishing House bequeathed some books to the facility.