Sunday, December 09, 2007

Kerala CM to intervene in retaining British library in T'puram

Sharing concerns of book lovers over the British Council's decision to close down its British library in Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala's Chief Minister V S Achuthanandan has promised to take up the matter with the authorities. On a visit to the library on Saturday, Achuthanandan said to media that the Council's decision to wind up the library, a part of the city's culturescape for over four decades, by the end of next March, has come as a blow to students, academics and the public at large.The Chief Minister said he would take up the matter with British Consulate officials. The government was also ready to offer whatever contributions it could make for the continued functioning of the library.The British Library was set up in the city of Thiruvananthapuramin in year 1964 and it has over 6,500 members now.

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