year 1972 is a significant year in the history of library movement
in India. The country was celebrating silver jubilee of independence.
It was the bicentenary year of the birth of Raja Rammohun Roy, a pioneer
social reformer who had stressed the need for modern education for
the progress of the nation. The year was also being celebrated
as an International Book Year with the slogan BOOKS FOR ALL.
Emphasis was laid on promotion of reading habit among the masses for
betterment of their lives. It was in this auspicious year that
Raja Rammohun Roy Library Foundation (RRRLF) was established in May,
1972 by the
Culture, Govt. of India to spread library services all
over the country in cooperation with State Governments, Union Territory
Administrations and Organisation working in the field.