Director, Conservation, NMD calls on Governor

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SRINAGAR:  Mr. R.P. Savita, Director Conservation, National Museum Delhi (NMD), called on Mr. N.N. Vohra, Governor, here at the Raj Bhavan, today.

The Governor discussed with the Director the high urgency of every possible step being taken to restore the paintings, books, manuscripts, artefacts and other invaluable items which were damaged during the recent floods, in different libraries and museums of the Valley.

Mr. Savita informed that he, and his colleagues, had undertaken a rapid appraisal of the damage in the SPS Museum, Srinagar, and were confident that barring papier machie items which were reported to be altogether destroyed, the other items would be largely salvaged. The Governor was reassured to learn that the invaluable Gilgit manuscripts were safe.

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