PM Modi inaugurates International Museum Expo

**EDS: VIDEO GRAB** New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi virtually addresses at the international conference on 'Disaster Resilient Infrastructure', on Tuesday, April 4, 2023. (PTI Photo)(PTI04_04_2023_000034B)

New Delhi:

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday said his government has prioritised preserving the country’s heritage, even as he lamented that enough efforts were not made in this direction post Independence.

Addressing a gathering after inaugurating the International Museum Expo 2023 at Pragati Maidan here, Modi also flagged the issue of trafficking of ancient Indian art and antiques, and said that with India’s increasing prestige in the world, various countries have now started returning things belonging to Indian heritage.

Modi said 10 special museums are being built to immortalise the contribution of the tribal community in the country’s freedom struggle.