Ministry of Culture

The mission of the department is to preserve, promote and disseminate all forms of art and culture. In order to achieve this, the department undertakes the following activities:
  • Maintenance and conservation of heritage, historic sites and ancient monuments  
  • Administration of libraries
  • Promotion of literary, visual and performing arts
  • Observation of centenaries and anniversaries of important national personalities and events
  • Promotion of institutions and organizations of Buddhist and Tibetan studies
  • Promotion of institutional and individual non-official initiatives in the fields of art and culture
  • Entering into cultural agreements with foreign countries.
The functional spectrum of the Department ranges from creating cultural awareness from the grass root level to the international cultural exchange level.