National Mission for Manuscripts (NAMAMI)

RELEVANCE – UPSC GS PRELIMS & GS MAINS – I (Indian culture) 

PRACTICE QUESTIONS

First go through the text (given after the questions) and then attempt the questions.

QUES 1 . Consider the following statements about  National Mission for Manuscripts (NAMAMI)

1 . Its  motto is ‘conserving the past for the future’.

2 . The Mission was initiated in February 2003.

3  . Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts (IGNCA) is the nodal agency  for the execution of this project.

Which among the above statements is/are correct?

a . 1 & 2

b . 1 & 3

c . 2 & 3

d . 1 , 2 & 3

Answer – d

About National Mission for Manuscripts (NAMAMI) 

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The National Mission for Manuscripts (NAMAMI) is an autonomous organisation under Ministry of Culture, established to survey, locate and conserve Indian manuscripts, with an aim to create national resource base for manuscripts, for enhancing their access, awareness and use for educational purposes.

It creates bibliographic databases of Indian manuscripts and is involved in the conservation and preservation of the manuscripts.

Established

The Mission was initiated in February 2003, by the Ministry of Tourism and Culture, Government of India .

Motto

National Mission for Manuscripts is working towards fulfilling its motto, ‘conserving the past for the future’.

Nodal agency

Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts (IGNCA) is the nodal agency for the execution of this project.

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Final objective of the Mission

The final objective of the Mission is to establish a digital National Manuscripts Library at Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts (IGNCA) at which scholars and researchers can view the digital copies of the Indian Manuscripts.

Shortage of webspace – a major problem for NMM

The National Mission for Manuscripts (NMM) is facing acute shortage of webspace for its portal where it wants to upload the documents for public access.

As against its requirement of 1000 TBs (tetra bites) web space, it has been promised minuscule 50 TBs only by the government-run National Informatic Centre (NIC).