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Mumbai: facing severe shortage of funds, 130-year-old library appeals for help

One of Mumbai’s oldest libraries has appealed to the public for financial assistance to prevent it from shutting down. The Free Reading Room and People’s Library, a 130-year-old institution in Dhobi Talao, faces a severe shortage of funds and needs support for a stimulus package costing around Rs 60 lakh.

The Free Reading Room and People’s Library was a gathering of like-minded people who wanted to provide free reading services to Indians. In 1891, a merchant named Damodardas Sukhadwala established the library, which grew over the years and merged with the Dyanaprasarak Student Library, the Bombay Indigenous General Library, and the NM Wadia General Library.

MRVC begins the process of acquiring land for new carports for Central and Western Railway Bhivpuri in Karjat and Vangaon in Palghar, where it is proposed to install the carports.

As part of the Mumbai urban transport project (MUTP-3A) of 33,000 crore rupees (MUTP-3A), the MRVC decided in 2019 to set up the two car sheds that will be used for parking, the ‘maintenance, inspection and repair of local trains.

Visit of the German Ambassador: will support the restoration of Maharashtra’s heritage structures, according to Lindner

Gemanry will support the government of Maharashtra in heritage restoration and cultural projects, German Ambassador to India Walter J Lindner said on Thursday during his two-day visit to Mumbai.

Lindner, speaking to media, said he had also supported heritage conservation projects in other Indian cities. “I will have a dialogue on how Germany can support the restoration of heritage structures such as forts, temples, synagogues and libraries in Mumbai and Maharashtra. After a dialogue with the government of Maharashtra, we will work on the list of such structures, ”he added.


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