CS visits SPS Museum Lalmandi Srinagar

Srinagar: Chief Secretary, Atal Dulloo today made a visit to Shri Pratap Singh (SPS) Museum Lalmandi here.

Divisional Commissioner, Kashmir; Secretary, Tourism & Culture; Deputy Commissioner Srinagar; Engineer in Chief/Secretary Technical, PW (R&B) Department; Director, Archives, Archaeology & Museums; Director Tourism, Kashmir; Chief Engineer, KPDCL besides other concerned were present on the occasion.

During this visit the Chief Secretary visited various galleries of the museum and was briefed by the Deputy Director, Archives, Archaeology & Museums, Kashmir about the precious collection displayed/housed in the galleries there.

Chief Secretary’s keen interest in the museum’s treasures underscored the importance of preserving and promoting the region’s cultural heritage. The artifacts, ranging from ancient manuscripts to traditional crafts, provided a tangible link to Kashmir’s storied past. His visit aimed not only to appreciate the artifacts but also to explore avenues for their sustainable conservation.

Dulloo went to all the floors and took note of the progress of work completed till date. Superintending Engineer, J&K Police Housing Corporation apprised him about the present status of the project and issues faced by the executing agency. He apprised that the completion of the project would also make sufficient room for displaying rich collection presently housed in the storage for want of proper display space.

Chief Secretary directed Secretary, Tourism & Culture to constitute a committee headed by developmental commissioner works comprising of all stake holders to examine the issues in a holistic manner and suggest a way forward. The Committee shall submit its findings within 10 days which will be a guiding factor for completion of the project at an earliest and will result in making the SPS Museum fully functional for the general public.

As the visit concluded, Chief Secretary expressed optimism about the role of SPS Museum in fostering a sense of pride and identity among the people of Jammu and Kashmir. The museum, he believed, could serve as a bridge connecting the past with the present, fostering a deeper appreciation for the region’s cultural diversity.(GNS)

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