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Mumbai: 130-year-old library calls for help in the face of severe financial crisis

One of Mumbai’s oldest libraries has asked the public for financial support to keep it from lowering the shutters. The People’s Free Reading Room and Library, a 130 year old Dhobi Talao institution, is facing a serious shortage of funds and needs support with a resuscitation plan costing around Rs 60 lakh.

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

MRVC starts process to acquire land for new depots for Central and Western Railway Bhivpuri in Karjat and Vangaon in Palghar, where the construction of the car shed is planned.

As part of the Mumbai Urban Transport Project (MUTP-3A) with 33,000 billion rupees, the MRVC decided in 2019 to build the two car sheds that will be used for parking, maintaining, checking and repairing local trains.

Visit of the German ambassador: Will support the restoration of historical buildings in Maharashtra, says Lindner

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

In an interview with media representatives, Lindner said that he had also supported monument protection projects in other cities in India. “I will have a dialogue about how Germany can support the restoration of historical structures such as fortresses, temples, synagogues and libraries in Mumbai and Maharashtra. After a dialogue with the Maharashtra government, we will work on the list of such structures, ”he added.

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