Important Facts for Prelims (23 August 2018) | 23 Aug 2018

National Mission for Manuscripts

  • The National Mission for Manuscripts (NMM) was launched by the Ministry of Culture in the year 2003.
  • The Mission has the mandate of identifying, documenting, conserving and making accessible the manuscript heritage of India. The ultimate objective of the Mission is to establish a Digital Manuscripts Repository at Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts (IGNCA) in which researchers and scholars can view and consult the manuscripts
  • IGNCA is an autonomous institution under the Union Ministry of Culture. It was established in 1987 as a centre for research, academic pursuit and dissemination in the field of the arts. 
  • Its motto is  ‘conserving the past for the future’.
  • National Mission for Manuscripts (NMM) is also developing an app to make around 3 lakh manuscripts accessible.