Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Persian manuscripts on display in city of temples

The imposing Kala Kendra in Jammu came to life today with an outstanding exhibition of old and rare books and manuscripts dating as back as 17th century AD. Visitors including writers, scholars, university teachers and school and college students came in large numbers to view specimen of the centuries old hand written and printed material.

Organized by the Department of Libraries & Research as part of the observance of World Book Day in collaboration with the Department of Archives, Archaeology & Museums, the exhibition was inaugurated by the Minister for Tourism & Culture, Mr. Nawang Rigzin Jora. Minister of State for Tourism, Culture, Housing & Urban Development, Mr. Nasir Aslam Wani, Director Libraries, Archives and Archaeology, Mr. Khalid Bashir Ahmad and Deputy Directors Libraries and Archives & Archaeology, Mr. Rajinder Singh and Peerzada Muhammad Ashraf were also present.

The Ministers described the exhibition as very rich and interesting and hoped that people would be drawn in good numbers. On the request of the enthusiastic visitors, Mr. Jora announced extension of the day-long exhibition by two more days.

Full report here Kashmir Observer

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