The Haryana Archives Department has decided to digitise the records pertaining to the freedom movement in the State.

‘Deteriorating condition’

A spokesperson said the department has preserved public records from 1822 AD to 1990s.

He said the bulk of these pertain to the freedom movement in the State and that the condition of the records, which are in tape-recorded format, is continuously deteriorating.

“To save the priceless records, the Department of Archives has started to convert the audio cassettes into DVD format by using new technology,” he said.

He said there are 168 audio cassettes in the department containing voices of 542 freedom fighters and INA volunteers including Sri Ram Sharma; ex-Haryana Chief Minister B.D. Gupta; Captain Kanwal, who was ADC to Subhash Chander Bose; and Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda’s father Ranbir Singh. — PTI

The Department of Archives is converting audio cassettes into DVDs