Job candidates aiming to take various competitive examinations organized by the Tamil Nadu government would have free access to a set of 164 books in no less than 85 libraries in Madurai district, thanks to an initiative of Madurai MP Su. Venkatesan, who sanctioned funds from his MP’s Local Area Development Fund.
Speaking to reporters here on Thursday, Mr Venkatesan said Chief Minister MK Stalin would inaugurate the new facilities of the District Central Library on Friday via video conference from Chennai. The MP said steel racks would also be provided to all libraries to have a separate section for young people taking the competitions.
He said the first of its kind initiative in Tamil Nadu through MPLAD funds will provide equal opportunities for job applicants from all economic strata as currently only those who can afford high fees in private coaching centers had access to these study materials. .
The books would be available in Tamil in all libraries and also in English in some libraries.
While at present the books were for competitive exams organized by the Tamil Nadu government, next year books related to bank exams would be provided in the libraries.
Mr. Venkatesan also said that a dedicated facility for young people preparing for the competition was being prepared near the Corporation swimming pool near the Tamil Sangam building with the funds of MPLAD.