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CBL helps inculcate reading habit in schoolchildren

Two students  donating  books
Two students donating books

Munchee, the flagship brand of Ceylon Biscuits Limited (CBL), has launched ‘One Book’, a program to distribute books among needy schools and improve the reading habit among schoolchildren. Munchee has set up book collection points to enable people to contribute to the program.

Two collection trucks were deployed by Munchee as Mobile Collection Points covering many areas across the island from November 23 to December 1.

The first truck set off from Bandarawela, and passed Balangoda, Ratnapura, Horana, Panadura, Kalutara, Ambalangoda, Galle and Matara.

The second truck which commenced the journey from Nugegoda covered Maharagama/Kottawa, Avissawella, Kegalle, Kandy, Kurunegala, Negombo, Gampaha and Kiribathgoda.

Munchee, partnering with the leading publisher Sarasavi also set up collection points at Sarasavi bookshops in Nugegoda, Gampaha, Kiribathgoda, Kandy, Kurunegala, Ratnapura, Matara, Kottawa and Dehiwala from November 23 to December 2.

Munchee set up collection points at Colombo - Fort, Maradana, Gampaha, Polgahawela and Kandy railway stations from November 23 to November 29 in collaboration with the Railways Department. Another collection point was also set up at the CBL Head Office at Makumbura, Pannipitiya from November 19 to December 14.

The One Book initiative in its the second phase, will distribute books among 50 schools and the Jaffna National Library.