All 46 museums managed by the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) across the country will allow free entry to visitors on International Museum Day (IMD) on Saturday, the government agency said in a statement.
The day is celebrated every year globally since 1977 by International Council of Museums (ICOM).
The theme for this year's IMD is 'Museums as Cultural Hubs: The Future of Tradition'.
"As institutions at the heart of society, museums have the power to establish dialogue between cultures, to build bridges for a peaceful world and to define a sustainable future.
"As museums increasingly grow into their roles as cultural hubs, they are also finding new ways to honour their collections, their histories and their legacies, creating traditions that will have new meaning for future generations and relevance for an increasingly diverse contemporary audience at a global level," the ICOM said in a statement.
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