the athi-sundar library project
If anyone called out "Sundar!" (his name means beautiful in Hindi), he'd always reply
- "Athi-Sundar", which essentially meant 'beyond beautiful.'
In dedication to him, and what he started as a little girl's love for books, giving me my first books saying "this is for your library", the Athi-Sundar Library Project is dedicated to my dad. It's been over 4 years since he's been gone, but his memory keeps me striving to do more - and I know he'd be proud of where The Ashoka Tree is today and the projects we have. This particular project is something that means much more than people will ever know.
What began as a single book from my #Dad is now a whole community #library being built everywhere, across the country. The “Athi-Sundar Library” Project is something that’s always going to be special for all of us here at #TheAshokaTree - because we know that the first page is an entry to a whole new world, where great things can happen both in your mind and in the real world. Sweet dreams are made of these. Thank you to everyone who’s helped make this a reality. A first in the beginning of many. #earlychildhoodeducation #reading #bettertogether #tomorrow