Treasure trove from history on display at Lajpat Bhawan - EDU

Treasure trove from history on display at Lajpat Bhawan

To commemorate the 84th martyrdom day of Sher-e-Punjab Lala Lajpat Rai, Onkar Chand, chairman, Servants of the People Society, inaugurated an exhibition of Lala Lajpat Rai's books and other memorabilia associated with the martyr at the Dwarka Dass Library in Lajpat Bhawan, Sector 15.

Lala Lajpat Rai established the Dwarka Dass Library in Lahore in 1921 by donating his books to the library. The library now has a huge collection of books, with every third book of the around 80,000 volumes being a rare book.

The highlights of the exhibition are rare documents of the freedom struggle, reports and publications on the Gadhar movement, court proceedings of the trial of Bhagat Singh, besides books read by Bhagat Singh.

Some issues of the newspaper, 'The People' that Lala Lajpat Rai started are also on display. The clothes Lala Lajpat Rai was wearing when he was infamously showered by "lathi" blows while leading a protest against the Simon Commission are also on displayed. The exhibition will open to the public from November 17 to 30.

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