Biokipedia- The Free Library launched
Mokokchung, Dec. 9 (EMN): ‘Biokipedia- The Free Library’ was launched by Mokokchung deputy commissioner Imtiwabang Jamir at Urban Hub Café in Dilong Ward in Mokokchung town on December 9.
Biokipedia is an amalgamation of two words — book and Wikipedia — suggesting that like Wikipedia, the library will be a free source of knowledge and information for all. The library has been initiated by some like-minded people lead by Sentilong Ozukum, EAC Mokokchung Headquarters.
The Biokipedia Free Library has a collection of more than 1500 books written by acclaimed writers. The books consist of Naga fictions in English, Naga studies, Ao Naga Literature, Indian fiction in English including a collection of novels, postmodern literature, satire, poetry, short fiction, children’s literature, arts, music, documentaries, language, autobiography, biography, memoirs, Christian literature, and devotional.
The non-fiction collection comprises of a vast genre covering history, medicine, science, IT, leadership, management, motivational, self-help, parenting, relationship, philosophy, psychology, culture, society, sports, politics, terrorism, religion, economic, environment, ecology, health, critical edition series, study materials, literary theories, literature criticism etc.
Jamir, who was the first person to register with the Biokipedia- The Free Library Mokokchung, said: “this noble initiative will go a long way in incarnating the culture of reading which we have lost because of introduction to modern gadgets and technology.”
Acknowledging the initiative of Ozukum and his colleagues, the DC said they have done a selfless work by bringing the library to the town and appealed to youngsters to grab the opportunity and develop the habit of reading.
“A person who reads books lives a thousand lives before he dies, but a person who never read a book lives only once,” he said.
Ozukum informed that anybody can avail or borrow the books through a one-time registration fee of INR 200, which is refundable, and interested person can read the books in the Urban Hub Café itself.