Commemoration of 150th Birth Anniversary of Motilal Nehru

A Special Function was organized by the Union Ministry of Culture to commemorate the 150th Birth Anniversary of Motilal Nehru.

The Finance Minister Shri P. Chidambaram released the Commemorative Coins on the occasion. A Commemorative Stamp on Shri Motilal Nehru was also released by the Communications & IT Minister Shri Kapil Sibal during the Function.

Govt. of India has decided to commemorate the 150th Birth Anniversary of Shri Motilal Nehru. A National Committee (NC) has been constituted under the Chairmanship of Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh to consider policies and lay down guidelines for the appropriate commemoration and to decide on the time frame for the Commemoration-related activities. A meeting of the NC was held on 08th June, 2012, wherein various suggestions were given by the Member for the commemoration activities.

A National Implementation Committee (NIC) has also been constituted under the Chairmanship of Dr. Karan Singh, Member of Parliament to implement the decisions of the National Committee.

The first meeting of the National Implementation Committee was held on 6th August, 2012, New Delhi, in which the suggestions of the National Committee held on 8th June, 2012 were considered by the NIC. The NIC has approved proposals for programmes and projects to ensure a befitting commemoration of the multifaceted genius and his contribution in different fields who was a stalwart of the freedom struggle in more ways than one. As draftsman of the Nehru Report of 1928 he laid the foundation stone for a democratic system with adult suffrage, cultural and religious rights for all. In celebrating his memory we also rededicate ourselves to a common legacy created through a selfless public life. Various programmes and projects will be undertaken during the period 2012-13 such as digitisation of the selected works of Shri Motilal Nehru, re-publication of Nehru Report, organizing special lectures and conferences on the theme “Motilal Nehru and the making of modern India”, setting up of a Motilal Nehru Chair in the Allahabad University etc. These programmes will be implemented in association with Central Ministries, State Government and Universities / Institutions.

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