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#HarHathEkKitab is a not-for-profit initiative by Snapdeal and National Book Trust that aims to improve reading habit among underprivileged kids. You can support by making a contribution of Rs 25 per book.
How this works
  • You contribute for
    books online via Snapdeal
  • NGOs select books from catalog of
    600+ titles basis their requirements
  • National Book Trust
    sends books to NGOs via NBT warehouse
  • Kids receive books and read it
    with support from NGO staff
Gift books for underprivileged kids
Price - Rs. 50 Rs. 25 per book (Includes shipping)
Program's Impact
"Snapdeal's "Har Hath Ek Kitab" campaign has helped us in providing fresh and relevant content to children across multiple age groups. The uniqueness of the campaign lies in the part, that we select books which we want. Big thanks to all contributors and Snapdeal on behalf of all our children."

- Partner NGO 17000 ft Foundation, Ladakh, Jammu & Kashmir
" Reading is essential to develop a creative mindset and thanks to all donors who have contributed towards 'Har Hath Ek Kitab' campaign. The children are very excited to read these books. They have been enjoying the stories a lot and especially a day’s class held only on story telling. Colorful pictures and illustration make these books readable and attractive, making them appealing to the children. We are proud to be partners of such an initiative."

- Partner NGO Foundation for Initiatives in Development and Education for All, Pune, Maharashtra
"The quality of the books is so good that even people of 20+ age are tempted to read them. "

- Partner NGO Purkal Youth Development Society, Dehradun, Uttrakhand
"This initiative empowers every child, sparks their imagination and helps in shaping the future of India. The process is well streamlined and effective."

- Partner NGO Iimpact, Sirmaur, Himachal Pradesh

Catalog of 600+ titles for NGOs to choose from
Average price per book- Rs 25, Books available in Hindi, English, Urdu, Punjabi
Partner NGOs

  • Aarti for girls is an NGO, striving to empower women, girl children and create awareness in the community. We believe that education is the most powerful tool to create a change. Aarti for Girls runs a school for 320 under privileged children in Kadapa. They have very little exposure as they never get a chance to go out from their community. Books will bring the world closer to them. Help them see the world through the eyes of books.
  • Foundation for Initiatives in Development and Education for All (IDEA) is a NGO with initiatives focused on the development of underprivileged children , youth and women . IDEA , conceptualized by a team of qualified and experienced social scientists and social workers, deal with the problems in education and developmental issues of the marginalized people, realizing the need for adopting a holistic approach to minimize school dropout.
  • IIMPACT is a nonprofit established by Alumni of IIM-Ahmedabad that provides free primary education to girls aged 6 to 14 in the most socially and economically backward rural areas of India. We are currently providing free education to over 60,000 girls in over 1500 learning centres across 11 States. IIMPACT reflects the desire to make a positive impact primarily through the IIM linkages of the founding members. We have a single minded focus on working towards educating & changing the lives of young girls in the remotest of rural areas in India.
  • 17000 ft Foundation is a Not for profit setup to improve lives of people settled in very remote mountainous hamlets, in areas that are inaccessible and isolated due to reasons of harsh mountainous terrain. 17000 ft has its roots in high altitude Ladakh, a desolate cold desert in the Himalayan mountainous state of Jammu and Kashmir, India, situated in altitudes upwards of 9300 ft, with temperatures dropping to -40 degree Celsius and hundreds of tiny, scattered remote villages.
  • Bhumi is one of India’s largest youth volunteer non-profit volunteer organisations enabling thousands across India to volunteer for education of under-privileged children and civic issues. Bhumi as a platform will enable over 12,000 volunteers in more than 12 cities across India contribute for causes like education, environment, animals and community welfare.
  • Guzarish is a social mutual fund where we raise contributions from individuals and invest in projects to maximize social impact for our investors. Guzarish’s flagship project ‘Books For All’ – created by our team – focuses on building the reading habit for children in an assisted learning environment. Currently running in its second year, Books For All project has been performing well.
  • Teach For India is a non-profit organization that believes in an excellent education for all children and is striving to end the problem of educational inequity in our country. In the short-term, through our Fellowship program, we provide an opportunity for India’s brightest and most promising individuals to serve as full-time teachers to children from low-income communities in some of the nation’s most under-resourced schools. In the long-term, we build and support a powerful force of Alumni, who informed by their experiences and insights, work towards affecting systemic changes to realize educational opportunity for all. Through this two-part theory of change, Teach For India seeks to engage everyone in the fight for an excellent education for all.
  • Turnstone Global is a not for profit National level social enterprise working with relentless effort for overall improvement of human lives irrespective of age, gender, religious beliefs, cast, ethnic, origin, birth place or disability status. One of our main focus is educating children under the project [child labor to school] where Turnstone, teaches them basic education, life skill, develop the habit of reading and finally send them to mainstream school but they remain with us in our non-formal school for monitoring their development. So forth we have more then 2000 children in our role.
  • Vimukti Sanstha, runs a school-Vimukti Girls School in Jaipur for poor girls from the slums. Vimukti started in 2004 with 30 girls and currently has 575 girls upto class X. We provide completely free education to the girls-we don't charge any fee and we provide free books /uniforms /stationery /light meals and subsidized transportation. The girls belong to socially and economically weaker sections of the society. Around 95% of the girls are from socially backward classes/minority sections and their family income is not more than Rs 100,000 annually.
  • IDF’s journey began in 2004 with a group of dedicated and concerned individuals coming together and wanting to make a difference in the lives of those less privileged than themselves. It was established as an NGO in 2005 and since then has delivered an impressive track record of implementing long-lasting community intervention strategies.IDF passionately believes in the power of education to empower the disadvantaged, break down barriers and challenge social taboos.
  • PYDS is a registered Society located in the foothills of Himalayas, India. To fight the backwardness of the community that they serve, it has embarked upon a journey of transforming underprivileged children through a nationally affiliated School, PYDS learning Academy. It provides value based learning, holistic education, wholesome nourishment, medical support, hostel facilities to senior students, digital learning aids and exposure. Everything is provided free of cost. The effort is currently helping about 510 economically disadvantaged students, particularly girls. It has brought hope to communities, salvaged potential anti-socials and created possible change makers.
  • Goonj is an 18 years old award winning social enterprise working across India. Founded by Anshu Gupta in 1999, with a mission to highlight clothing as an ignored basic need of many. Under his leadership, Goonj is turning the menace of growing urban waste into a tool to trigger large scale rural development work. It's ‘School to School ‘initiative focuses on filling up the critical gaps in education by reaching the under-utilised school material (like stationery, bags, water bottles, lunch boxes, uniforms, and books) in far-flung village/slum schools. It’s not about making the child a recipient of donation and charity; it’s more about rewarding the child for what he/she does. More on www.goonj.org
  • Miitti is a Non-Governmental Organization (NGO), started by the students of Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay in May, 2014. This student initiative is to target four issues concerning the tribal villages in remote interiors of Rajasthan, India. These are Education, Agriculture, and Employment. Miitti organizes annual summer camps for educational purposes through multiple events like career counseling workshops, art and craft activities, academic lectures etc.
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National Book Trust is a proud partner for this noble initiative. It is offering a huge catalog at highly subsidized rates for NGOs to chose books. The National Book Trust India is an apex body under the Ministry of HRD, Govt. of India promoting books and the reading culture in India. We have had a wonderful journey of 60 years of publishing books in English and more than 30 Indian languages on subsidized rates for children, general readers, students, young adults as well as for neo-literates. We conduct reading sessions, organize book fairs, arrange for translations of International books in various Indian languages etc. in various parts of the country.

Frequently Asked Questions

Does Snapdeal earn profits from this initiative?

This is a not for profit initiative by Snapdeal. Snapdeal does not earn any profits from this initiative.

Why donate books ?

Reading is an important part of education. Not only is it essential for academic growth but also supports the development of mind. By contributing books, you provide these underprivileged kids the accessibility to read, grow and nurture.

How is the price of Rs. 25 per book calculated? How many books get delivered in Rs. 25?

The books will be sourced from National Book Trust (NBT) of India which is governed by the Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India. The present portfolio of books has an average price around Rs. 25 per book. The minimum number of books supplied at Rs. 25 is one. At times, there are instances when number of books supplied for Rs. 25 may exceed one as well.

How does this campaign run?

Users come online on Snapdeal and contribute amount for books. Once contributions are received, the NGOs are asked to choose book titles and quantity from National Book Trust's catalog. National Book Trust, India then ships selected books to respective NGOs. Finally, contributed books are received by NGOs and used to support education of children.

How many books can I contribute?

There is no constraint. Please contribute as much as you want.

How will I get updated about the status of my contribution?

You will be able to check the status of your contribution under 'My Orders' section on the website. You will also get to know the details of shipping as well as confirmation of delivery of your contribution via email.

Who would receive the books that I will contribute?

The books contributed by you will be delivered to multiple NGOs across India as per their requirements.

Who chooses that which books go to which NGOs?

NGOs themselves choose the books that they want basis the children that they work with. Chosen books are then shipped to respective NGOs.

When will NGOs receive books contributed by me?

The books you contribute are expected to be delivered to the NGO partner within 2 weeks of your placing the order. You shall be informed about the exact status of your donation via email.

Can I claim tax exemption through these donations?

As per Government rules, product donations are not covered under tax exemptions.