Mysuru, June 7:- “Universities should take up the initiative to protect manuscripts,” said acting Vice Chancellor of University of Mysore, Prof T K Umesh. He was speaking after inaugurating an awareness programme on the importance of protecting manuscripts at the auditorium of Maharaja College library on Thursday.
“Universities have to protect the manuscripts which tell us the ancient history. Earlier, there was no printing technology or papers available. They scribbled on the animal skin, wood, stone, palm branch, which are valuable assets,” he opined.
Dr N M Shyam Sundar of JSS Medical College delivered a special lecture. Director of Archeology Survey department Dr S Shivarajappa, syndicate member M S S Kumar, R K Somashekhar, Dr K V Ramapriya and others were present. (MR/GK).