On the occasion of 130th Foundation Day of National Archives of India (NAI), inaugurate an exhibition “Jallianwala Bagh”on 11thMarch 2020 at the premises of National Archives, New Delhi.
About National Archives of India
The National Archives of India is an Attached Office under the Ministry of Culture. It was established on 11 March 1891 at Kolkata (Calcutta) as the Imperial Record Department. Following the transfer of the capital from Calcutta to Delhi in 1911, the present building of the National Archives of India was constructed in 1926 which was designed by Sir Edwin Lutyens. The transfer of all records from Calcutta to New Delhi was completed in 1937.
Thus, the National Archives of India marched towards the path of progress after independence to play a more dynamic and inspiring role in the archival field of the entire country. It has witnessed manifold expansion of its activities since then in the field of accession of public records, acquisition of private papers/ collections and library material, records management, research and reference, publication, training, conservation, reprography, digitalization outreach programmes, coordination at national and international level and expansion of office at regional level.