KADAPA: The National Mission for Manuscripts (NMM) of the Ministry of Tourism and Culture has sanctioned Rs 32 lakh recurring grant for the CP Brown Library and Language Research Centre. The grant will be used for setting up of a Manuscripts Research Centre (MRC) at a cost of Rs 17 lakh and a Manuscript Conservation Centre (MCC) at a cost of Rs 15 lakh.
Addressing a media conference here on Sunday, Prof Vemuri Venkata Ramana Reddy, Director of National Mission for Manuscripts, informed that the NMM established in 2003 has a mandate to conserve the old manuscripts of various forms available all over India and to digitise and conserve them. Terming the manuscripts a Indian heritage and treasure trove, he expressed his satisfaction over the research activity and conservation works which are going on at the CP Brown Library and Language Research Centre.
Special publication and research grants will also be given for the students and scholars who are doing research on the manuscripts. The proposal for renovation of the library and research centre will also be examined for sanction of grants, he said.
Yogi Vemana University Vice-Chancellor Attipalli Ramachandra Reddy expressed his happiness over sanction of Rs 32 lakh grant for the library and research centre by the National Mission for Manuscripts. A plan will be evolved for the development of the library and research centre with the NMM grant, the Vice-Chancellor said.
Yogi Vemana University Executive Council member S Ramachandraiah, Library and Research Centre in-charge M Mallikarjuna Reddy, research scholar Siva Reddy, Vidwan Katta Narasimhulu, Rachpalem Chandrasekhara Reddy and others were present at the news conference.