Top 10 Reading Libraries To Visit In Belgaum 2019
Belgaum is a district in the state of Karnataka, India. The city of Belgaum is the district headquarters in North Karnataka. it houses the second legislative building, where the Karnataka Legislature will meet once a year. According to the 2011 Census of India, it has a population of 4,778,439 of which 24.03% live in urban areas, making it the second most populous district in Karnataka (out of 30), after Bangalore. The district has an area of 13,415 square kilometers, and is bounded on the west and north by Maharashtra state, on the northeast by Bijapur District, on the east by Bagalkote District, on the southeast by Gadaga District, on the south by Dharawad District and Uttara Kannada districts, and on the southwest by the state of Goa.Belgaum has been selected in first phase out of 20 cities, as one of the hundred Indian cities to be developed as a smart city under PM Narendra Modi’s flagship Smart Cities Mission.
Belgaum is an educational hub for the masses of India.It has plenty of colleges and universities, it has a large number of libraries and reading rooms.
Top ten libraries and reading rooms are mentioned as below :
Literature seems to be a thing of the past. It’s been ages since the educated population boasted of reading as a habit. With the advent of moving images in the form of cinema and television, the private corner of personal entertainment that was once a matter of joy, seems to have become a cumbersome exercise for citizens at large. The obvious outcome is the prevalent lack of literary skills and perspective but there seems to be no time for the same amidst the demands of the daily routine of the present generation.
Top 10 Reading Libraries To Visit In Belgaum 2019
First library you must visit in Belgaum
Belgaum Native General Library
Established in 1848 by the then collector M.J.D.Invararity. This is heralded as the first library started in Karnataka state. The clock tower on the Library which still stands tall, was built later. The clock tower is now a landmark monument in Belgaum and its pride, situated in the heart of the city, Ganpat Galli. It once boasted of a sizable collection of English, Marathi & Gujrati Books. More importantly, it had people with adequate time and dedication to partake for the rich treasure of information and tales from around the globe.
There were seven other libraries or reading rooms established in the region around Belgaum, namely,
- Library at Chikkodi established in1886,
- Nippani Library in 1875,
- Gokak Library in 1865,
- Athani Library in 1865
- Sampagaon Library in 1866,
- Khanapur Library in 1868, and
- Saundatti Library in1870.
Even in the present age, the library has a very rich and rare collection of books. What has depleted over the ages is the number of takers for such activities that really do go beyond routine to add to the knowledge and perspective of those that opt to bury themselves into the pages of the effort of the authors.
It is common for academicians and prominent social representatives to proclaim the fact the books are the greatest treasure available to mankind. However, little seems to be done on the front of promoting the activity of reading as a hobby. It is a well-known fact that learning a language needs reading as a tool and this more than just contributes to the development of communication skills. We have the entire corporate and academic world screaming about the lack of communication in the new generation. The citizens of today and tomorrow have a lot to say and a lot to do. Their mind is pregnant with ideas that go beyond mere innovation but the tongues and the writing tools lack the skill to say it in a manner that would help them make a difference for themselves and others around them.
Unless something as a conscious effort stirs in the academic, social and family domains, institutions of this genre will only remain as landmarks without making any mark on the land that they proudly stand on.
Second library you must visit in Belgaum
Lokmanya Granthalaya is much more than a library. It hums with activities surrounding books and reading – publication functions, lectures, discussions,etc.
Address:White Villa, Khanapur Road,
Third library you must visit in Belgaum
City Central Library
DC Compound Main Road, Bhagya Nagar, Belgaum – 590006, Near Sub Registrar Office.
Fourth library you must visit in Belgaum
Fifth ibrary you must visit in Belgaum
Vidya Poshak Central Library
Vidya Poshak Central Library in Fort Road, Belgaum is one of the top Libraries in Fort Road, Belgaum.
Sixth library you must visit in Belgaum
Seventh library you must visit in Belgaum
Eighth library you must visit in Belgaum
Dr. SG Desai Library
“Dr.S.G.Desai”, the enriched Medical Library forms an important constituent of the KLE Society’s Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College & Research Centre at Belgaum, now a Deemed University, under the new name of KLE University. Born along with JNMC in the year 1963 on the campus of Lingraj College Belgaum, it was moved to the first floor of the present main building of the same Medical College. Finally, it was moved to its present independent two – storied building in the year 1974.
The creation and execution of the JNANA SOUDHA was inspired by ideas like: acquisition of relevant knowledge, intellectual exploration and flights into the limitless skies of Research. The interiors of this building have the necessary infrastructure suitable for study into various aspects of human health, care and cure. As on today, this Library offers to any aspirant in the field, a pool of 28716 books that are meticulously chosen for their contents; added to this are 10003 back volumes of relevant fields and this unit has been subscribing to as many as 204 well known national and international journals. Almost all the principle medical branches are covered by these reading materials.
Library facilitates the fully air condition and Database search KIOSK.Teaching and non teaching faculty and registered students at ‘KLE University’ automatically get membership. Local practicing medical doctors can enroll themselves as members on a refundable deposit of Rs. 1000/- to have access to the reading services of the Dr.S.G.Desai. For using the Library facility some formality i.e. introduction through any faculty of ‘KLE University’ is followed. Army Medical Staff also can avail themselves of the services of the Library. Visitors as well as outsiders can also make use of the library through identification and payment of some fees. Negotiations are on to establish an educational hot-line to other famous national, International Libraries. Academics for some suitable links for exchange of matching material (as well as visual discs, both print as well as computerized information) to enable sharing of knowledge and further enhancement of the needed material. In this regard many a scheme is being contemplated for sharing of knowledge globally in the fields concerned in order to widen the horizon of our understandingN