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Knowledge is power, share it, grow it, spread it !
Aalim Knowledge Center, based in Udaipur, India is a new initiative of Aalim Charitable Trust (ACT), a registered non-profit organization. This centre is a platform for sharing and disseminating knowledge. It houses a public library that serves the needs all age groups and all sections of society. It is also a space where children from economically weaker sections of society can come and study. It has four computers with internet access to help students with their research. Udaipur a very popular tourist destination, is a picturesque city in the culturally rich and historic state of Rajasthan in north west India. While the city has grown by leaps and bounds, the love of book, reading and learning from books is an alien concept to even the well to do strata of the society. There are very few libraries, with limited access to books and the world of knowledge. Books open the doors to imagination and learning. Our Knowledge Center hopes to imbibe the future generation of Udaipur with just these skills. Youth from neighboring towns and villages come to Udaipur for higher studies and live in very cramped homes with more than 5-6 sharing one small room. They look for a place to learn and pursue their dreams. The knowledge center can now be their knowledge haven, a place where they can come to learn and prepare for the competitive exams. I n addition, the centers plans to hold educational seminars, career guidance and counseling sessions for the youth.