40 yrs on, G’bl library cries for upgradation
Ganderbal, Dec 6: The public library here is in a shambles with government failing to upgrade its infrastructure.
“The library was established in 1970 and should have been upgraded by the government,” the locals told Greater Kashmir. “Though the government upgraded many departments in the newly created
District the library presently being operated from a private rented accommodation still lacks basic infrastructure. A room has been kept for office, while another for the storing books,” they said adding the furniture in the building was also in dilapidated condition.
“Only few local and national newspapers make this library” said Farhan Ahmad a daily visitor to the library adding the authorities were not adding new books to the library.
The in charge librarian, Ali Muhammad Mir said, “The Raja Ram Mohan Roy Library Foundation Mission, Kolkata have given some computers, television, hundreds of books, DVD player and others equipments for the library more than two years ago, but there is no space to keep them. The equipments are gathering dust.” “The library contains many books almost on every subject particularly the books related to Kashmir history bulk.”
When contacted, the Deputy Director Libraries and Research, Kashmir, Muneeb-ul-Hassan Malik said he had taken the charge only a month ago. “I am planning to visit Ganderbal to see the condition of the library and then only I will take the desired steps,” he said.
Lastupdate on : Mon, 6 Dec 2010 21:30:00 Makkah time
Lastupdate on : Mon, 6 Dec 2010 18:30:00 GMT
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