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No Big Fat Wedding, this Bhubaneswar couple sets up a Childrens library in the city

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A nice report on this by Times of India, here is what they had to write.

At a time when more and more people are splurging on weddings, a young couple from Bhubaneswar chose to do something different. In a unique gesture, Pintu Bhatttacharya and his wife Aparajita Mohanty set up a children’s library in Bhubaneswar from funds raised on their wedding reception. Inaugurated at Chandrasekharpur in the state capital on Tuesday, the library has 500 books and a bustling activity centre for children of the locality.

“My husband and I are voracious readers. We have also been associated with Bakul Pathagar that spearheaded the library movement in Odisha. Besides, libraries are slowly disappearing. This was the reason we decided not to have a lavish wedding and instead do something good for the society. A children’s library was the first thing that struck us,” said Aparajita, an IT professional.

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