July 7, 2018 08:36 AM NPT
POKHARA, July 7: Minister for Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation Rabindra Adhikari has said that archives needs to be made a centre of study and research, to thereby promote tourism.
Inaugurating a three-day archive festival organized here by National Archives on Friday, Minister Adhikari said the Pokhara regional museum needs to be developed as the provincial archives to document the traditional manuscripts in the region.
Chief of National Archives Saubhagya Pradhananga said some 200,000 micro-film copies of documents including the original copies of 30,000 manuscripts have been secured. "By this year, some 600,000 digital documents will be secured," he said.
Some 85 manuscripts secured by the National Archives are on display at the festival taking place in the premises of Nepal Tourism Board. A photo and book exhibition is also underway.