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librarygroup On January - 2 - 2014

Raja Rammohun Roy Library Foundation

Raja Rammohun Roy Library Foundation is a central autonomous organization established and fully financed by the Ministry of Culture, Government of India. RRLF

This organization functions as a promotional agency, an advisory and consultancy organization, a funding body for public library development in India. The Foundation works in close association and active cooperation with different State Governments. And Union Territory Administrations through a machinery called State Library Planning Committee (SLPC/SLC) set up in each State at the instance of the Foundation.

The year 1972 was the year of celebration of the bicentenary of Raja Rammohan Roy, a great social reformer. The government of India decided that a library foundation would be the best tribute to the memory of Raja Rammohan Roy, who spent his life in fighting against forces that shackle and retard the progress of a society. Thus, Raja Rammohan Roy Library Foundation was set up by the government of India in 1972 as an autonomous body under the then Department of Culture, Ministry of Education and Social welfare with its head quarters in Calcutta.

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