IAS Officer setup a Library in Pungro, a remote area of Nagaland

Kohima Sept 22-2020: An IAS Officer Abhinav Shivam posted in a remote area of Nagaland called Pungro in 2019 as Additional Deputy Commissioner. The officer felt unavailability of bookstores and study material in the area and decided to solve the problem.

When he started his quest for a suitable place to build a library to benefit the younger generation of the locality, he collided with a half-built building of the Pungro Area College Students Union. The Union also joined hand with the enthusiast officer and shaped the building to a library over a period of almost one year.

IAS Shivam said “I wanted to build a library the moment I came here,” as mentioned by the Morung Express.

“Since Pungro is located in the remotest part of Nagaland, students here do not have access to books and newspapers. We have very limited resources compared to other parts of Nagaland,” says PACSU President Tokiu Yimchungrü.

When IAS officer Abhinav Shivam joined his posting at Pungro as the Additional Deputy Commissioner in November 2019, he noticed the absence of bookstores.

The initiative of the IAS Officer and the Student’s Union is very much appreciable.

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