The idea of setting up an exclusive bookshelf of Indic books in school libraries came up as a result of frequent observations made by concerned parents and academicians about the deteriorating reading habits amongst students. Also, many school libraries lack sufficient number of books on Indic themes.
Indic Academy Coimbatore Chapter took the initiative to see if this can be addressed by giving a grant to interested schools to set up an exclusive shelf of Indic books to encourage the students to read and discover their cultural roots.
Perks Matriculation School in Coimbatore readily welcomed this idea and the first Indic Book Shelf was inaugurated on Independence Day 2019 after the talk on Jallianwala Bagh.
A list of books curated by members of Indica Coimbatore and the school correspondent were procured for the school library.
Perks School has also agreed to conduct an Amar Chitra Katha Quiz based on Indian history and mythology in October as a follow up to encourage the students to read.