Government to digitise iconic Old Delhi library

(2 January 2017, New Delhi)  The new year promises to be a hopeful one for the iconic Hardinge Library in Old Delhi with plans afoot to revamp the historic institution through digitisation of rare books and restoration of its century-old building.

Authorities are also endeavouring to put this city landmark on a tourism map, besides reviving it as a hub of socio-cultural events.

“The library in its heydays hosted regular socio-cultural programmes, besides being a treasure trove of historical books and manuscripts. For last several decades, that glory has faded, and now we are trying to revive it, with poetry recitals, mushairas and other events,” Shobha Vijender, Member Secretary, library’s management committee, told PTI.

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