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PIB Summaries 29 April 2024

  1. Indian Historical Records Commission


Recently, the Indian Historical Records Commission (IHRC) has adopted a new logo and motto. 


Facts for Prelims

IHRC (Indian Historical Records Commission):


  • The logo design incorporates lotus petals, symbolizing purity and enlightenment. The depiction of the Sarnath pillar in the center signifies India’s rich ancient heritage. The brown color theme underscores IHRC’s mission of preserving, studying, and honoring India’s historical records.


  • “Where history is preserved for the future,” encapsulates IHRC’s dedication to identifying, collecting, cataloging, and safeguarding historical documents and manuscripts, ensuring their availability for present and future generations.
About IHRC:

Established in 1919, IHRC is overseen by the Union Minister of Culture. It serves as a national platform for creators, custodians, and users of historical records, fostering collaboration and knowledge exchange in preserving India’s historical legacy.

Functions and Responsibilities

  • Preservation: Ensure the systematic maintenance and preservation of historical documents, manuscripts, and records.
  • Cataloging: Establish guidelines and standards for the management and cataloging of historical records.
  • Accessibility: Facilitate access to historical records for researchers, scholars, and the general public.
  • Digitization: Coordinate efforts to digitize historical documents and make them available online for wider accessibility.
  • Awareness: Organize seminars, conferences, and workshops to raise awareness about the importance of preserving historical records.

Collaborations and Partnerships

  • Work closely with archives, libraries, museums, and other institutions across the country.
  • Collaborate with international organizations and agencies involved in historical preservation and research.

Impact and Significance

  • Promote historical research and scholarship by providing access to authentic and reliable historical sources.
  • Enhance the accessibility of historical records for researchers, scholars, and the general public.
  • Contribute to the preservation of India’s rich historical legacy for future generations.

May 2024