Coordinator:Mr. Manojkumar S. Thakur
This is a unique activity undertaken by our college library since 1973 in which thought provoking books were reviewed and discussed. It is a platform to review and discuss different books by different authors in three different languages i.e. Marathi, Hindi, English. While selecting the books for discussion we ensure that reading of these books will assist our student in improving and developing their personality. The main objectives of the activity are to introduce students to some latest books in three different languages. To inculcate reading habits among students as well as to prepare them for group discussion are other important objectives of this activity.
Briefly the discussion of a book is conducted in the following manner.
Generally the book lover’s group discussion begins with issuing of books (on which discussion will be held) to the students. Students read these books and write their opinion in the form of notes. These notes are presented by the students in a discussion. Some of our faculty member is also participate in discussion. In order to preside over the discussion we generally insist on calling the authors of the books or the concerned person on whom the book is written , if due to some inevitable circumstances the author of the book is unable to come , then an expert on the subject concerned is invited as the chief guest to chair the programme. Among the participant students of each discussion two or three students were selected on the basis of their performance by the chair person. These students were felicitated in the Annual Prize Distribution programme of the college with certificate and books.
The library has been engaged in these activities since the year 1974 and has successfully completed 40 years in the enrichment of literature. So far library has organized 106 discussions on different books. Over the 43 years span many renowned and reputed personalities had been invited to chair the discussion. A few honorable and famous personality were Dr. Anand Yadav, Mr. Sharadchandra Chirmule, Mr.D.M. Mirasdar, His highness Appasaheb Pant, Mr. Venkyatesh Madgulkar, Mr. Shankar Patil, Marathi film actor Mr. Chittaranjan Kolhatkar, Mr. suryakant Mandhare, Mr. sharad Talwalkar, etc. Dr. Sharadchandra Gokhale, wellknown scientist Dr. Jayant Naralikar, Dr. Nagnath Kotapalle, Mr. H.M. Marathe, Dr. Aruna Dhere , Dr. Sharankumar Limbale, Mr. Niranjan Ghate , Mr. L. M. Kadu , Dr. Pratima Pardeshi etc.
Few of the Books on which discussions were arrange are in Marathi Gotavala, Sare Pravasi Ghadiche, Ghosti Gharakadil, Tuka Aakasha yevadha, Dhakati Paati,Shamchi Aai, Ek Manus Ek Divas , Lajja, Visamruti Chitre, Akkar Mashi, Shivaji Kon Hota, Three Cups of Tea, In English Old Man and The Sea, Razor`s Edge, Lord of the Flies, Jonathan Livingston Seagull, Lust for Life, Crime and Punishment, Small is Beautiful, Small is possible, Brave New World, In the Wonder Level of Indian Management,The God of Small Things, The Alchemist, It Happened in India, The Kite Runner, and in Hindhi are Tyag Patra, Apane Apane Ajnabi, Nish Nimantran, Ashad Ka Ek Din, Chitralekha, Andha Yug, Shrikant.