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Taking ancient manuscripts to classrooms

The National Mission for Manuscripts (NMM) is taking India’s priceless manuscripts – age-old data preserved in papers and palm leaves on history, astrology, medicine and religion – to the classroom. With the ‘Living World’, the school outreach programme aims at inculcating a sense of heritage conservation among youngsters, especially students, as there are almost five million such manuscripts in the country.

“Our students do not know much about India’s glorious cultural heritage and the programme is conceived keeping that in mind. In Delhi, we have visited 10 schools to introduce the concept of preserving manuscripts,” Prerana Prasad, the chief coordinator of the programme, told IANS.

Read the original article at: New Kerala

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