ચિંતક, લેખક અને ગુજરાતી ભાષાને “અડધી સદીની વાંચન યાત્રા” આપી નવી પેઢીને ગુજરતી ભાષાની સમૃધ્ધી દર્શાવી શક્યા છે
October 16, 2008: Returning to India after almost six months in US. This time I was not able to move much out of NJ except for a 3-day visit to Chicago during my last week here. Elsewhere in America, I have met friends on telephone, through e-mail and on our website: www.lokganga.blogspot.com. To all of them I wish to convey a warm good-bye and gratitude for their cooperation in promoting Lokmilap’s humble mission.
That mission is the diffusion of knowledge, the transmission of time-honored values to the new generation. Here one remembers Gandhi’s words: “The end of all knowledge must be building up of character.” This is what Lokmilap has been striving to accomplish in a small way during the last six decades, through the magazine Milap and through a constant flow of books and booklets whose total circulation may now have reached ten million copies.
The most recent among Lokmilap’s ventures in publishing is a series of 14 tiny booklets by various authors which we would like to put in the hands of millions of our students. Most friends may have seen a leaflet listing these booklets. Those who have not, could send us their address by E-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org) and we will airmail a copy to them. By sending merely $35, you can have 1,000 copies of any booklet distributed as your gift to students of a school of your choice. (Or you can ask us to select a school for you.) Once a student receives this gift, we trust she/he will be inspired to purchase one of the other booklets every month at the subsidized price of just one rupee each – something that any student can afford to spend. In this way the student will have at the end of the year, a little library of her/his own, which may be used by her/his family and neighbors.
This small but ambitious scheme is attracting the attention of many donors in India and abroad. Among these I am delighted to mention the name Prafull Doshi of Wayne, PA, who recently sent in a check for $1,470 for distributing 42,000 booklets to students in his native district of Junagadh. We hope earnestly that this will inspire other friends to join this great venture in Gujarati publishing.
With warm regards,
E-mail address: email@example.com
Postal Address: Lokmilap Trust, P.O.Box 23, Bhavnagar 364001 India
Telephone: (278) 2566402