Maharaja Sayajirao Gaekwad III

Baroda Central Library

 

H.H Maharaja Sayajirao Gaekwad was the first ruler to introduce in 1906, compulsory and free primary education in his state, placing his territory far in advance of contemporary British India. His prosperous library became the core of today's Central Library of Baroda with a network of libraries in all the towns and villages in his state.