Malviya Pustakalaya G.T. Road, Aligarh

Brief History of Bharat Varshiya National Association(Aligarh).

MALVIYA PUSTAKALAYA

The name which the Library of the Association now bears was given to it in the year 1947 by the members of the Assocition on the recommendation of its Executive Committee

Bharatvarshya National Association

The bharat Varshiya National Association is an old ed.

ucational Association of the state of U.P. It was Founded as early as 1878

Aligarh Oldest Library

The name which the Library of the Association now bears was given to it in the year 1947 by the members of the Assocition on the recommendation of its Executive Committee

Bharatvarshiya National Association

We the member of the Bharatvarshiya National Association , Aligarh.

Sri.B.S.Kamthania

Sri.M.K.Mathur


MALVIYA PUSTAKALAYA ALIGARH
Members of the Bharatvarshiya National Association

U.N-Matur

Member of The bharat Varshiya National Association

Shi.R.K.Kaushik

Member of The bharat Varshiya National Association

Sri.P.K.Mathur

Member of The bharat Varshiya National Association.

Shi.Gyan Prakash Saxena

Member of The bharat Varshiya National Association

Dr.N.B.Mathur

Member of The bharat Varshiya National Association

Shi.Ashok Kumar Saxena

Member of The bharat Varshiya National Association

Sri.P.K.Tingal

Member of The bharat Varshiya National Association

Sri.Sunil Johri

Member of The bharat Varshiya National Association

Sri.Suresh Chandra

Member of The bharat Varshiya National Association

Sri.Vikas Gupta

Member of The bharat Varshiya National Association

Sri.Vinod Kumar Majithiya

Member of The bharat Varshiya National Association

Sri.H.B.Mathur

Asstt-Secretary of The bharat Varshiya National Association.

Shi.Arun Kumar Mathur

Member of The bharat Varshiya National Association

Sri.Ajay Mathur

Asstt-Secretary of The bharat Varshiya National Association.

History

Breief History of Bharat Varshiya National Association

The Bharat Varshiya National Association is an old educational Association of the state of U.P. It was founded as early as 1878 by a hand of public- spirited citizens of Aligarh city in the then state of North West Provience now known as Uttar Pradesh in order to promote education and inter alia enrich Hindi language. The association, also formed a Hindi sub-committee named the Bhasha Sambardhini Sabba under the president ship of Raja Lakshaman Singh, Deputy Collector later famous as the author of first Hindi translation of Abhigyan Shakuntalam, the world famous and renowned Sanskrit Drama of Kalidass.

In the year 1882, the Association planned to xxxx run a public library for the benefit of Public of Aligarh and student community in particular and resolved to name it after sir Alfred comyns Lyall, the-then Lieutenant-Government the Province, who too a man of letters himself, approved of the plan and readily extended his patronage to the Association. He got a Government grant of land measuring 22 poles, 54 Sq. Yards by a deed of 1890 by then Secretary of state for India in favour of the Association. The promoters of the library raised subscription from public of Aligarh and neighboring districts and with the funds so collected the construction of the needed building began. The design of this beautiful mansion was prepared by an English architect Mr. Heath. The building was completed at a cost of Rs. 8,00,000/- (Eight Lacs) under the patronage of Mr. F.W. Browning then collector and Magistrate Aligarh. There was great contribution of Munshi Nawal Kishore and his son B. Prag Narain Bhargav. They gave a free gift of all their publications and prints of their Nawal Kishore press Lucknow. They were in a big number to fill the shelves of library. There was also great contributions of B. Tota Ram Verma of Aligarh, B. Hogendra Nath Chowdhry, Advocate of Allahabad High court. Mr. Sachhidanand Sinha Bar-in- Law of High court Allahabad, first president of Indian constituent Assembly made a free gift of his famous monthly. 'This Hindustan Review' as also of his esteemed weekly 'the Indian People' by curious coincidence in the same year (1904) Raja Benoy Kishan Deb Bahadur, K.C.S.I. the great Magnata of Calcutta happened to drop at Aligarh on his way back from Delhi after attending coronation Darbar. He visited the library and offered to make gift of the much popular daily 'The Nation' of Calcutta to library and what is more, got himself enrolled as 'Life member' of the Association.

The Association consistent with its aim of develoning Hindi literature collected many Hindi works and got a few written papers of Sanskrit and English translated and published Ini Sabha. In the year 1904, the Association subscribed the 'Moring Post of London' to satisfy reading public for true news of Russo. Japanese war.

On 9th May 1887, the association had been licensed and granted as non-profiteering benevolent corporate body under companies Act of 1882.

The name 'Malviya Pustakalya which the library of x the Association now bears was given to it in the year 1947 after passing away of Mahamana Pt. Mohan Malviya in Nov. 1946 in commemorating his unique service in the cause of higher education and betterment of the nation by associating the library with his name. This association has been for the last over 100 years entering the needs of public of Aligarh.

We welcome and encourage bonafied students of educational institutions. The books on our shelves are 57, 543 while 18 Daily news papers, besides on other weekly, forthrightly, monthly magazines are being subscribed for the benefit of readers. Books of General knowledge and other books for competition are also parched by the association.

The average number of readers who take resort to the reading room is more than 200 per day.

We have given to over selves a democratic constitution based on principal of voluntary and honorary service and periodic elective authority.

The public of Aligarh and the student's community, we humbly think commend or work, while the land appertained to the building is an eye sore to the Govt. and district administration.

The Govt. of the state acquired its land for construction of a market in the year 1975 and has not given any compensation. The state has dragged the association in litigation and we cannot make proper use of the land. The association to save its honour and property are doing their best to over come this.

We are facing great difficulty to cope with the growing demand of the pubic in general and the student community in particular for more books and periodicals.

That during the year 1994-95 only 29 books and a cash grant of Rs. 3360/- was received from U.P. Govt.

The association elects its office bearer (executive- committee) once a year, the committee so elected carry on, day-to-day work of Pustakayla.

That copy of Balance sheet and the report are also sent her with.

Secretary Shri M.K. Mathur

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