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Indian girl in UAE establishes free ‘library’ in her Dubai residential building

Diya Bansal’s initiative led to 200-plus books placed in her building’s lobby for readers

Dubai: A 15-year-old Indian girl in Dubai has created a free “library” of more than 200 books in her building’s lobby to promote reading during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Diya Bansal, who lives in Solaire Building, Al Nahda 2, would see children and grown-ups in the lobby “whiling away their time on their phone and social media”. This was around 14 months ago, when stay-at-home directives were in place and residents were studying or working from home.

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