India and Oman to Cooperate In the Field Of Archives

  • A delegation from the National Archives of India (NAI) visited the National Records and Archives Authority (NRAA) of Oman to explore bilateral cooperation in the archival field. 
  • The delegation was shown around various sections and divisions of the NRAA, including the Electronic Records and Document Management Systems (EDRMS) Section, Microfilm Department, Private Record Section, Access to Record Department, Electronic Storage, and Conservation Section. His delegation handed over a list of 70 select documents about Oman, covering a period from 1793 to 1953. 
  • 523 pages of copies of records were handed over to the Chairman, NRAA, covering several important subjects. 
  • Fascimile prints of three important treaties between the two countries were gifted to the NRAA. 
  • The DG, NAI, and the Chairman, NRAA, underscored the need for formalizing institution-to-institution cooperation between the two countries. 
  • The draft of an Executive Programme of Cooperation (EPC) was finalized, which will be submitted for approval by both parties and formally signed shortly. 
  • Activities agreed upon in the proposed EPC include organizing a joint exhibition, exchanging digital copies of documents, facilitating a framework for an exchange program involving experts in digitization and preservation, and bringing out a Joint publication. 
  • The Director General of NAI encouraged the physical preservation of archival wealth in Oman’s Indian diaspora and offered technical help in the conservation and digitization of their documents.
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