Dir Museums receives Rastriya Gaurav Award

NEW DELHI: Director Archives Archaeology and Museums Jammu and Kashmir Mohammad Shafi Zahid was presented with the “Rastriya Gaurav Award” by the India International Friendship Society in view of his meritorious and professional achievements in the field of Archaeology, at a function held at India International Centre, New Delhi.
The award was conferred to him for his contribution in the archeological studies and preservation of artifacts during his tenure in the Department.
Mohammad Shafi Zahid during his tenure as an Archaeologist excavated various ancient sites like Buddhist Site at Letpora (Pulwama), Ancient site of Kutbal dated back to 100 to 400 A.D etc, made remarkable contribution in discoveries of coinage which include copper coins (1500) at Vatnag Kukarnag, (193-coins) at Charisharif Budgam, (850-coins) at Nummar Budgam besides playing an important role in the enhancement of collections of the Department in its Museums at Srinagar and Jammu.
The function was attended by Scholars, parliament members and some speakers of different states.