Books being distributed to those in isolation in Wayanad

Close on heels of releasing multi-lingual pamphlets on the dos and don'ts on coronavirus, the Wayanad district administration has launched yet another innovative scheme of distributing books and periodicals among those under home quarantine in the district.

"This is a kind of positive gesture on our part towards those who are under isolation. We are trying to send out a humanitarian message to these people that the whole society is with them and that it is for the sake of the society they are being put on home quarantine," District Collector Adeela Abdulla told.

The whole exercise is done under a scheme -'Donate-a- book'- wherein anyone can donate books and periodicals to their panchayats.

The books would be delivered to those under isolation through a mechanism via the panchayat concerned, she said.

Panchayat sources said there has been a good response to the scheme in the district and the people in isolation had also taken the 'read-and-relax' project in good spirit.