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Intach-Japan sign MoU to preserve heritage

The Indian National Trust for Art and Cultural Heritage and Shinnyo-en of Japan signed an MoU for cooperation of cultural heritage in India. HT reports.

delhi Updated: Jul 17, 2008 01:32 IST

The Indian National Trust for Art and Cultural Heritage (INTACH) and Shinnyo-en of Japan signed a Memorandum of Understanding for cooperation in the field of protection, preservation, promotion and management of cultural heritage in India.

The MOU, signed on Monday, refers to the ciivilisational links between Japan and India and recognizes the need for further cooperation in promoting cultural heritage in India, especially related to Buddhism as well as other historical monuments and sites.

Shinnyo-en is a major Buddhist organisation of Japan and has committed itself to funding INTACH for a period of five years for works relating to protection of monuments and historical sites undertaken by INTACH.