Dogra Art Museum observes World Heritage Day

Dogra Art Museum observes World Heritage Day

PANKAJ KHAJURIA

JAMMU: The Dogra Art Museum observed the World Heritage Day by exhibiting rare Manuscripts with vigour and enthusiasm today. The Dogra Art Museum, Mubarak Mandi which is the vanguard of Art and Culture of Dogra Pride celebrated it under the aegis of Department of Archives, Archaeology and Museum Jammu Kashmir.
To mark the occasion, a special exhibition on rare Manuscripts in ‘Devnagri’, ‘Sharda’, ‘Persian’ and ‘Gurmukhi’ Scripts has been organized by the Department in Dogra Art Museum.
Mahabharata, Samvat 1853 of weighing 22 Kg was the main centre of the attraction of the exhibition. Roop Bhawani Rahashyopdesh of Sharda Manuscript are also the attractions of the exhibition.
On the occasion of World Heritage Day, a number of schools have visited the Museum where they have shown keen interest in Manuscripts, objects and artifacts which are on display inside the Museum.
While talking to Greater Jammu, Dr Sangeeta Sharma, Assistant Director Archives, Archaeology and Museum, said, “ Dogra Art Museum has been trying its best to spread awareness about the Dogra heritage.”
“Today also visitors are taken for a guided tour of various galleries of the Museum where they are made aware of history and significance of various Art objects by well trained guides, Dr Sharma added.
Dr Sharma said that Rahul Pandey, IAS, Director Archives, Archaeology and Museum, is very keen and particular about spreading the awareness of Art and Culture to every nook and corner of the State.
Anil Sharma who visited at Dogra Art Museum on World Heritage Day, said, “I am very excited to visit at Museum where I come to know about the rich culture, heritage and history of Dogras.”

To celebrate and spread awareness about Art, Culture and Heritage of a place 18th April every year is being observed as the World Heritage Day across the world. The Dogra Art Museum is a main centre of Dorga Heritage which is famous for ‘Pahari’ miniature painting including Basohli, Kangra and Jammu painting.