On November 14 last year, the Culture Ministry kicked off year-long celebrations to mark the 125th birth anniversary of Jawaharlal Nehru, India’s first prime minister, at the Nehru Memorial Museum and Library (NMML). So it was only fitting that the celebrations concluded on Saturday at the same venue.
Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh, who presided over the event at NMML auditorium, said, “Nehru contributed immensely in strengthening the Indian democracy”.
Lokesh Chandra, chairman of the NMML’s Executive Council, added, “Nehru dedicated his life for the cause of the motherland.”
The function began with the inauguration of an exhibition on ‘Jawaharlal Nehru and his Legacy’, which showcases the early life of Nehru, his ascendency in the national movement, his imprisonment, the books written by him, his close relationship with Mahatma Gandhi, his prime ministership and his contribution to the development of scientific institutions in India.
A short film, which focussed on the scientific institutions established during Nehru’s regime, was also screened.