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Manuscript Treasures of India to be preserved

National Mission for Manuscripts will be preserving ancient Indian texts through a project named ‘Vijnananidhi: Manuscript Treasures of India.’

The Hindu reports
"Through the recognition of texts that record attainments in disciplines such as the sciences, philosophy, scripture, history and the arts, the Mission hopes to highlight their value and unique contribution to India's life and history and encourage greater efforts to preserve the physical material of the manuscripts. The Mission plans to provide suitable financial assistance to the repositories of the Manuscript Treasures towards facilities for their proper storage and treatment, digitize each of them as well as consider applications towards research grants concerned with the study of these manuscripts," says the Director of the National Mission for Manuscripts, Sudha Gopalakrishan.

The manuscripts associated with Hinduism run into million. Invaders and several centuries of foreign rule destroyed majority of them.

After independence the left intellectuals who occupied prime seats in universities and colleges destroyed what was left.

Hindus were very late to realize the damage the left and secular intellectuals were doing to their religion. Now what is left after all kinds of damage needs to be restored and save for our children.