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I’ll do it, but only if you’ll help

Pledge “Bakul-Library”

"I will contribute to the program "Donate Books: Build a Library" but only if 1,000 other people will sign up."

— Bakul Foundation

Deadline to sign up by: 1st April 2007
1,011 people signed up (11 over target)

Country: India

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  • It is a great plan..
    I am ready to contribute to this any way - I would like to donate INR 1000 and any books that i come across that i find helpful.
    I would also love to share new ideas to make the project reach its goal...
    Lakshmi Raj, 15 years ago. Abusive? Report it!
  • I don't have enough old books but I will contribute $50 for this benevolent work.
    Pankaj Nathani, 15 years ago. Abusive? Report it!
  • I hope to be able to garner support from publishing houses this summer by getting them to donate/subsidize books for the library. I will also make an orchestrated effort towards fundraising.
    pinky hota, 15 years ago. Abusive? Report it!
  • I am ready to contribute in any way I can. Moneytarily and/or through books.
    Sudhir Das, 15 years ago. Abusive? Report it!
  • I would like to donate some old books for your effort.

    its a great venture and i am a strong advocate for small libraries in our cities and towns and villages in india.
    we also run a small library and learning centre in jaipur and you are most welcome to give us your suggestions at
  • Great Idea - I would contribute through books from my personal library
    Tarun Panda, 15 years ago. Abusive? Report it!
  • I will donate 50 USD and some Tech Books towards this cause.
    Ashish Khandelwal, 15 years ago. Abusive? Report it!
  • Nice cause...all the best for the intitiative. I have a great collection of books. Should be able to help by donating some of those in addition to monetary contributions.
    Siddharth Patnaik, 15 years ago. Abusive? Report it!
  • As far as the monetary donation goes, i would like to pledge Rs 2000 towards the cause.
    Siddharth Patnaik, 15 years ago. Abusive? Report it!
  • just like the proverbial 'BUTTERFLY' which raises up a storm in some part of the world by a mere flap of it's wings in another part, I hope that this movement inspires others to start a similar initiative that helps creates a better society
    shashank tangwan, 15 years ago. Abusive? Report it!
  • Let us all pledge to:

    " do more than belong...
    do more than care....
    do more than dream....
    WORK "
    shashank tomar, 15 years ago. Abusive? Report it!
  • I pledge $50 for this noble work. I am keen to help with books and more later. This is a praiseworthy endeavor. I pledge all the support within my might.
    Satyajayant Misra, 15 years ago. Abusive? Report it!
  • I have books on Physics - Bsc Level that I would like to donate.
    Paresh Goel, 15 years ago. Abusive? Report it!
  • NCERT books are now available online for free(by Govt)..
    Check out these links..should be helpful to students..
    Paresh Goel, 15 years ago. Abusive? Report it!
  • Friends, now this the stage when we have to give this initiative a very conscious push!!! It has run so far on its own momentum. But now is the time when it needs our collective push!!!
    praveen priyadarshi, 15 years ago. Abusive? Report it!
  • Here is an opportunity to give back to the society in our own humble ways.
    Satyajit Das, 15 years ago. Abusive? Report it!
  • This initiative is about access. For those who would not have been able to afford.And for others, an opportunity to browse through rare books collected by donors.BAKUL FOUNDATION is seeking to provide an excellent opportunity to students of Bhubaneswar by initiating such a movement. All the best.
    Sambit Tripathy, 15 years ago. Abusive? Report it!
    wasudha, 15 years ago. Abusive? Report it!
  • This is nice to have opportunity to serve this novel cause. I am here always for this kind of effort.Along with thanks to that fellow who give me chance to serve.
    Bisweswor Lenka, 15 years ago. Abusive? Report it!
  • Access to libraries are the foindation of a knowledge society, we can only delay further at our peril.
    Sandip Kumar.Dasverma, 15 years ago. Abusive? Report it!
  • its a very good initiative. with the hope that it materializes i support this.
    how??? well, monetary help is one option. i promise 50euros.
    Suryadeep Dash, 15 years ago. Abusive? Report it!
  • We are heading for a steady approach, a systematic and strategic plan-of-action.
    For doing the same we need the youth to understand their responsibilities and take up tasks aiming for the fulfilment of the discussed objectives of this forum.
    This venture is gonna bring about a revolution all over the state .. and I am pretty sure that its gonna be a big-time success.. may we get all the support for doing so.
    Sanket Nayak, 15 years ago. Abusive? Report it!
  • I am gonna work for this cause anytime -any moment.. Ask me for the resources and the necessary material and I shall provide it without any hassles..
    Sanket Nayak, 15 years ago. Abusive? Report it!
  • This is being done for a Noble cause and I will be pleased to do this yask and put in my best efforts to this work....
    Padmanabhan, 15 years ago. Abusive? Report it!
  • I have a pretty extensive library at home and I'll be happy to donate books to this effort.
    Shaila Pattnaik, 15 years ago. Abusive? Report it!
  • I am willing to support ur initiative. i promise 100euros
    Nabil Daddaoua, 15 years ago. Abusive? Report it!
  • I am already with cause. Besides individual contribution, I commit for fund raising and sponsorships.
  • I share your spirit and want to contribute towards this initiative. I hope more and more people contribute to make this a success. From my side, I pledge to contribute Rs1000 and some books.
    Dao Phan, 15 years ago. Abusive? Report it!
  • I wholeheartedly support this movement towards building a library for children. Hope to contribute sooner. Best of luck to all those involved in creating this
    Dr. Nishant N. Dash, 15 years ago. Abusive? Report it!
  • the show must go on.
    P k Bhuyan, 15 years ago. Abusive? Report it!
  • Great initiative. We also have created a public, non-profit organization: .

    We will definitely expand this movement.
    Odia, 15 years ago. Abusive? Report it!
  • Will contribute the Raj comics series to the library
    Abhit, 15 years ago. Abusive? Report it!
  • Gud start... wish a great success and a neva ending one ....
    nice to see some literate ppl trying to induce their litracy....
    I'll be obliged to make any kind of contribution big or small for a gud big impact to flow!!!
    cheers !!!
    Juhi, 15 years ago. Abusive? Report it!
  • I am planning start a book-collection drive soon in Bangalore along with my friends for the foundation library. This will at first start with the step to recognise ORIYA people in Bangalore and spreading the movement with them in whatever way they can ontribute....time-wise,money-wise,book-wise or effort-wise. That is soon hoped to spread to other communities. Anyone interested can join me and get in touch with me at :
    Anticipating a positive response from you all who are reading this message.
    with love and regards...........
    Sujit Kumar Pattnaik, 15 years ago. Abusive? Report it!
  • I would like to contribute to this mission by donating technical books from my personal library. Please get in touch with me at:
    BUBU TRIPATHY, 15 years ago. Abusive? Report it!
  • I really appreciate the effort. i want to actively participate in the movement. i would like to contribute Rs. 500 now. Also i am willing to contribute some books on political science which i hope will be useful to others.
    Gyana, 15 years ago. Abusive? Report it!
  • A great initiative..Donating 10K towards Utkal Samaj BITS Pilani Science Corner and also my time and effort.
    Swagat Sarangi, 15 years ago. Abusive? Report it!
  • I pledge my time and my resources.
    Pubalin, 15 years ago. Abusive? Report it!
  • I am glad to be a part of this effort and would like to pledge $50 for the initiative.
    Suvi Jain, 14 years ago. Abusive? Report it!
  • Brilliant initiative. I will contribute in any way needed. Do rope me in on anything that will happen in Bangalore, i promise to share my time, resources, efforts and intellect.
    Prathiksha. Rao K, 14 years ago. Abusive? Report it!
  • The best part of this initiative is its transparency. It gives everybody an opportunity to take some responsibility for the society and make the change (s)he wants to see. Good luck to all enthusiasts in this initiative. I am sure it is going to be a grand success.
  • From small beginings come great things. I am the key. You are the key to make that difference. Let's put that spirit into action. For a better world.
    I pledge to contribute books, funds and labour.
    Gurudatt Khuntia
    Gurudatt Khuntia, 14 years ago. Abusive? Report it!
  • Nice initiative for a noble cause.
    -Thank you

    To start with, would contribute - $51
    Pradip K Pathy, 14 years ago. Abusive? Report it!
  • I appreciate this noble initiative undertaken. I hope the youngsters and the older generation shall be benefitted immensely from this newly born library. I pray God to confer on it all success and longevity. I pledge to donate Rs 1000 and some books on English literature to this library. I also long to devote some of my time and energy in this project.
    Reeta Ranee Barik, 14 years ago. Abusive? Report it!
  • Photos of library inauguration

  • Dear sir,
    I am working as librarian and our college is located in rural area.

    Our college motto is qulity education at affordable cost.

    Can I get books as donation for our college library.

    Kindly let me know

    with regards,
    Sree Saraswathi Thyagaraja College,
    R.Renganathan, 14 years ago. Abusive? Report it!
  • This is such an excellent and innovative way of sharing knowledge. I would like to congratulate the team for all the hard work and the efforts put in. I would like to be a part of this group as well. I am currenlty based out of Hong kong.
    shilpi, 14 years ago. Abusive? Report it!

    I request you to contact us at because if you leave a comment, we have no way to contact you as we do not have your email id. So, please email us so that we can get back to you.
  • I have hundreds of books collected from charity shops every week. If someone can make use of them, please get in touch.
    Darren Collins, 14 years ago. Abusive? Report it!
  • I have a collection of old Oriya & bengali Novels,Story books, dictionaries. Can you make use of it?

    I send emails to some of the members their reply feels "Not interested".

    Is it how You collect books ? Any member can specify which type of books you guys are collecting for the library?
    Satyaranjan, 14 years ago. Abusive? Report it!
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