National Archives of India organized exhibition “Hamari Bhasha, Hamari Virasat” on the occasion of 75th International Archives Day
About the news
Minister of State for Culture, Smt. Meenakashi Lekhi inaugurated the exhibition “Hamari Bhasha, Hamari Virasat” under the Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav to celebrate 75th International Archives Day at National Archives of India, New Delhi.
- International Archives Day commemorates the treasured heritage of India’s linguistic diversity as a Nation
- It raises awarenesss about the importance of records and archives that provide the foundation for people’s right and identity
- India is one of the four most linguistically diversified countries in the world with 788 languages spoken in India alone.
Whats new this year
- On the occasion of 75th International Archives Day, National Archives of India has made available the Gilgit Manuscripts written between the 5″ -6″ centuries CE, which is the oldest surviving manuscript collection in India.
- It contains documents written on pieces of inner layer of the bark of birch trees which were found in Kashmir region and contain both canonical and non-canonical Jain and Buddhist works that throw light on the evolution of many religious-philosophical literature.
About National Archives of India
- The National Archives of India was established on 11 March 1891 at Kolkata (Calcutta) as the Imperial Record Department
- It has more than 72,000 manuscripts available at the premises and through the process of digitization
- It is also the nodal agency for the implementation of the Public Records Act, 1993 and Public Record Rules, 1997.