Nepal's research library urges to safeguard palace documents

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Kathmandu, May 29 (UNI) A leading research library of Nepal today expressed its concern over the security of the historical material and papers contained in the Narayanhiti Palace after the abolition of the monarchy from the Himalayan Nation last night.

The Madan Puraskar Pustaklaya appealed to the government and related agencies to safeguard the important papers and documents of the Palace, which is now in the process of transition from a royal household to national property.

Nepal government had said the palace would be turned into a museum and former king Gyanendra was given 15 days time to leave the palace.

The employees of the palace have taken out the royal emblem of the palace today.

The library also said it was ready to assist the responsible state agencies in the managerial and technical aspects.

The Pustaklaya said the material was not made available to researchers till now and the papers would prove invaluable in understanding Nepal's history stretching back 2000 years.

Pointing out that the papers in the palace could be lost during the period of transition, the Pustaklaya added that it was ready to catalogue, preserve and protect the documents.


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