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Publications Division and IGNCA Sign MoU for
Publication of Books on Indian Art

An MoU was signed between the Publications Division (DPD) and Indira Gandhi National Center for Arts (IGNCA) on 21st June in the Ministry of Culture, Shastri Bhawan in the presence of Secretary I&B and Secretary Culture. Dr Sadhna Rout, DG, DPD and Dr Sachchidanand Joshi, Member Secretary, IGNCA signed the MoU on behalf of their respective organizations. Under this, DPD will publish books on ‘Indian Art & Culture’ based on the content provided by IGNCA and market them through its sales emporia.  This MoU will bring together two important institutions and harnesses their respective strengths to take the richness of 'Indian Art & Culture' to the masses.
Indira Gandhi National Center for Arts (IGNCA) established in 1987 is the premier institution for all forms of 'Indian Art & Culture'.  It conducts pioneer research in the arts, humanities and culture. Thus, IGNCA is a great repository of high quality material on all forms of 'Indian Art & Culture'.
On the other hand, Publications Division (DPD), established in 1941, it is mandated to bring out books and journals on issues of national importance at an affordable price.  With a number of highly acclaimed titles, books on 'Indian Art & Culture' have been the core of the DPD's mandate.
As per the MoU, DPD will publish the books based on the content provided by IGNCA and market the same through its vast sales network spread across the India, as well as through online marketing platforms.
In additions to new titles, DPD will restore some of the old volumes of IGNCA and also publish Hindi and regional languages translations of the selected volumes of IGNCA. Further, DPD and IGNCA will collaborate in book fairs, exhibitions, sales events etc and will organise joint book discussions, interactions with authors etc to popularise the books published under this agreement.
It is hoped that this initiative will help today's youth appreciate the richness of 'Indian Art & Culture' and make them aware of the 'Idea of India'.