Mini roadside library. Image credit: Hindustan Times

India has a lot to learn from Mizoram and the latest viral social media post about a mini roadside library proves it again.

Tweeting a photo of the library, one IFS officer Parveen Kaswan wrote, “Now this is what every city must copy. Mizoram’s capital Aizawl has a couple of these tiny roadside libraries. Libraries are the best investment for nation-building. Northeast showing the way.”

The library has been opened with an aim to encourage reading habits among young children.

The library also helps in building community by providing access to exchange free books.

Praising the initiative, a Twitterati wrote, “Beautiful, isn’t it?! A few years ago, citizens in Dimapur pulled in resources to open the first public library!”

“I still visit children libraries and get books. I missed out on so many amazing books as a child, now I balance my life with books meant for kids from 4 years till 100!,” the Twitterati added.

“Indeed, very amazing initiative. Now, I don’t want to wait to visit Aizawl as soon as possible,” wrote another Twitter user.

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