To be a central agency for realization of a harmonious and progressive society through preservation, protection, development and promotion of the shared ideals & values and the unique cultural identity and its expressions.
1. Conserve, protect, develop and promote all tangible and intangible cultural heritage.
2. Support the continuity and development of significant cultural expressions.
3. Manage the diverse cultural resources and ensure their sustainable development.
4. Integrate cultural heritage into all areas of national development.
5. Support the promotion of research in culture.