WASHINGTON: The Tata group of companies has endowed nearly 15,000 new books to students from economically weak families in Washington DC under its continued partnership with First Book, an award-winning non-profit organisation which provides new books to such children.
Kapil Sharma, senior general manager North America, Tata Sons, said, “Promoting children’s literacy has long been an area of focus for Tatas in North America. We are glad to encourage reading throughout Washington, DC. As the children begin another school year, we hope our contributions continue to build self-confidence, and help them find lasting joy in reading and learning.”
Sharma was addressing an event in this regard held at Savoy Elementary School in Washington DC.
Tata partnered First Book in December 2007 and since then Tata's distributed over 1,50,000 books valued at well over $1.2 million to children across the US.