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Recently Chief Secretary took a holistic review of the working of the Department of Culture and Department of Tribal Affairs in two separate meetings.

He asked for completion of the digitization of archival records besides ongoing restoration works on several archaeological monuments.

He asked for increasing the footfall to the museums and libraries under the Department as these house a rich treasure of artifacts and publications. He called upon the Department to put their assets to optimum use especially the Abhinav Theatre at Jammu and Tagore Hall at Srinagar.

He took note of the work carried out so far on the projects of the Department including SRS/SPS libraries, Tehzib Mahal, Sufiana School and other ongoing projects.

He maintained that the realm of culture deserves more attention and the aspirations of the people should be met in terms of its promotion. He asked for hand holding of the budding artists who are desirous of pursuing their dreams in this aspect of vocation by exploring the possibility of recognizing their talent.

In his presentation the Principal Secretary, Culture, Suresh Kumar Gupta revealed that the archives repositories hold 05 lakh record holdings at Srinagar and Jammu repository hold 08 lakh record holdings in an old building at Mubarak Mandi.

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