Katni (Madhya Pradesh): Venkata Library, which is one of the oldest libraries in Katni, and has quenched the thirst for knowledge of thousands of knowledge seekers and book lovers, celebrated its centenary on July 8.
Edwin Ashley, grandson of George Forester and daughter-in-law of Venkataraman, Pratima Raman, participated in the centenary celebrations of Venkata library and Tilak National School, which were built during the British era and continue to inspire the present generation.
INTACH's founding member Amit Kumar Sahu, in his address, said that during the freedom struggle, people from every section of the society came forward to establish these centres.
On this occasion, the guests shared their memories and said that in order to develop cultural, national, intellectual consciousness among Indians during the colonial era, libraries and schools were established. Even after a century, these institutes are useful for society.
Sangam Lal Jaiswal, Dr Pratap Bhanu Rai, NP Prohibit, library incharge Adesh Jain, Tilak National School principal Ramkripal Tiwari, teachers and students were present.