The Ashva Ghosh Library, Bomdila was established under the philanthropic vision of His Eminence the 13th Tsona Gontse Rinpoche who made a comprehensive planning to inculcate reading habits and to make learning resources available to the students towards the quality education in this backward Mon region. The Library cum Museum was inaugurated by Shri Ninong Ering in the year 2013 with the objective to serve the society. This library was visited by His Holiness the 17th Gyalwa Karmapa, His Holiness Gaden Thri Rinpoche, followed by Rinpoches, Scholars and many other officials. They appreciated its vision and further guided for adding books and others reading materials for more effective contributions to the society.
In 2014, the Library started its function effectively. Ashva Ghosh Library facilitates reading and lending facilities of books to the readers especially; downtrodden tribal students of West Kameng and Tawang districts in Government and private schools and 02 colleges situated in the Mon region. Not only the reading facilities, but also the course on meditation and seminars, conferences and workshops are held in the Library on regular basis in order to achieve the objectives for socio-cultural advancements of the Mon region.
The Ashva Ghosh Library-cum-Museum, Bomdila has been established with the following noble objectives for the greater benefits of the people of the Mon region:
To preserve, promote and disseminate the ancient Indian tradition of knowledge, particularly the Nalanda tradition.
To procure the Buddhist manuscripts written in Tibetan, Pali and Sanskrit languages and preserve them.
To procure more and more books of the school and college curricula for the large benefit of scheduled tribe students of schools and colleges of the Mon region.
To cater facilities to the researchers and help promoting an environment fostering research and exchange of knowledge among researchers, student and interested general public.
To provide basic Computer Training to interested learners from the schools and colleges to equip them for IT-enabled learning is the Library.
To make a rich collecting of digital records, e-books, e-journals and other digital resource materials. To add value to the usefulness of the library, a museum along with Computer training course and course on meditation have been planned to be provided in the library. The endeavors to establish the museum has been undertaken for preservation of antique objects and display them with the objective to showcase socio-cultural developments that took place in the Mon region over the ages.
Meanwhile, our society is contemplating upon promoting art of living with traditional technique of meditation. It is needless to mention that the modern society is a stress ridden society where materialistic competitions have snatched happiness from modern man. Hence, BCPS has initiated a meditation Centre dreamed by His Eminence the 13th Tsona Gontse Rinpoche to teach different ways of meditation in order to transform the negative affliction which is the main cause of misery and stress in the society.
On the other hand Computer Training Courses are also provided in the Library for making the beneficiaries proficient in IT-enabled learning. In the modern age of digital learning these course are useful for utilizing the full potential of the Library.
At present, financial resources are met from the resources generated by the Buddhist Culture Preservation Society from internal sources.