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Thoughts are the greatest asset of a nation. A Library is a cultivating place of great thoughts. This petition is a campaign to preserve an iconic library in its original charm and essence for the future generations.

Anna Centenary Library is a recently built dedicated facility with a collection of over 1.2 million books. This is a purpose built facility with dedicated floors and reading facility for a variety of subjects, people and children.

Read More @ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anna_Centenary_Library

Tamil Nadu Government has decided to re-house this building as a children's specialty hospital with the library having to be moved to a different location. As reported below.

http://www.business-standard.com/india/news/anna-centenary-library-will-now-behospital/454326/

http://www.thehindu.com/news/cities/Chennai/article2591223.ece?homepage=true

Having lived, worked and traveled in many countries, it must be said that this Library stands out as an excellent land mark. A land mark - In Chennai - committed to Thoughts - allegedly the largest in Asia.

Few Reasons why ACL should NOT be moved
1. It is an excellent example of how a Government Building should be built and managed
2. It is located in the vicinity of Anna University, IIT Chennai and other major educational institutions - A purpose built library for the PUBLIC adds greater charm to the surrounding.
3. It is purpose built for a library and has all amenities for a library. The new facility - whatever - will definitely be inferior. Not to mention the wastage of funds in the rehousing.
4. A Bench Mark for all state & private institutions when it comes to creating a centre of excellence
5. Its special amenities such Visually Challenged Section, Conference Rooms, Theaters, Children's section - are simply astounding.
6. Its identified new location already has one other legendary library. For a city in excess of 8 million population it makes simple sense to have them distributed.

This is not about DMK. This is not about AIADMK. This is about People, Books & Thoughts.

You are urged, if you can;
1. If you are in Chennai (or surroundings) - visit it with family and friends - to see for yourself
2. Spread the SaveACL message. Save ACL.

Thanks for your time.

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Anna Centenary Library should not be moved

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