Government to commemorate Jawahar Nehru’s birth anniversary, but with a Swachhta twist

Three suggestions of the old committee were accepted by the new committee.

By: Express News Service | New Delhi | Updated: November 2, 2014 10:24 am
The Prime Minister’s Office is already finalising a major plan to use Nehru’s birth anniversary — November 14 — to connect with school children. The Prime Minister’s Office is already finalising a major plan to use Nehru’s birth anniversary — November 14 — to connect with school children.

At a time when the Congress is accusing the BJP of playing politics over past icons from the Nehru Gandhi family, the government on Saturday decided to commemorate Jawaharlal Nehru’s 125th birth anniversary in a big way.

At a meeting of the recently reconstituted National Committee for Commemoration of the 125th birth anniversary of Jawaharlal Nehru chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, it was decided to continue with the three main suggestions of the committee from the UPA’s tenure. Congress leader Karan Singh, a member of the panel, described the meeting as “positive and constructive”.

The government, however, also linked its nationwide cleanliness campaign to the celebrations by deciding to organise “Bal Swachhta Mission” in schools between November 14 and 19 and by commemorating the “Year of Bal Swachhta”.

“Three suggestions of the old committee were accepted by the new committee. It was a very constructive meeting,” Singh said. A website dedicated to Nehru, release of a Rs 10-crore grant for the uplift of the Nehru Memorial Museum and Library and roll-out of a special grant for scholars researching in Nehru were the three suggestions accepted by the committee, which had Union cabinet ministers Rajnath Singh, Smriti Irani, Shripad Naik, Arun Jaitley and Prakash Javadekar.

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    Cleanmaster
    Nov 3, 2014 at 10:33 am
    Nehru hi are completely responsible what we are today, backward, corrupted, goondas raj, divided, inept, Nehru hi dynasty must be sta behind prison, They are cancer of India, and don't forget it is Nehru hi family the sparked 30 years before Sikh Killings.NEVER EVER ANY RESPECT OF NEHRU HI FAMILY, THEY ARE CRIMINALS. INDIAN DON'T BE FOOLED BY THESE PARTY AND FAMILY OF GANGSTERS. REMEMBER THE SON IN LAW OF CONGRESS PRESIDENT MS. MAFIOSA RECENTLY INSULTED MEDIA. THESE ARE NEHRU DYNASTY OF CRIMINALS.
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    jay gwala
    Nov 2, 2014 at 7:15 am
    The dolls museum at Delhi shoul be closed down and new facility to give childhood experience set up at a better location
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    Contrarian
    Nov 2, 2014 at 9:24 pm
    Thanks for your comments on great visionary and patriot VK Krishna Menon. Nehru never held back any army. That Kashmir war lasted 14 months - twice longer than all other wars since. Rajaji was the Governor General 1948-1950.
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    Contrarian
    Nov 2, 2014 at 9:24 pm
    Thanks for your comments on great visionary and patriot VK Krishna Menon. Nehru never held back any army. That Kashmir war lasted 14 months - twice longer than all other wars since. Rajaji was the Governor General 1948-1950.
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    Ajith Kumar
    Nov 2, 2014 at 7:25 am
    Pandit Nehru did make errors of judgement in many serious issues- like the holding back ofthe army from driving out irregulars supported by the Pak Army,Division of India in to Lingustic enies-creating pockets worse than the existance of Princely States,allowing thelast Viceroy to contunue(much against wishes of Mahatma who wanted Sri.Rajai as the First Governor General of Free India)as the First Governor General who pla League againstIndian Leaders etc etc.However,he should be credited for the Five Year Plans,setting up ofHeavy Industries,Bhakra Nangal Dam,trying to find a place for India among the World Community etc.Though Sri.Krishna Menon as sacrificed after the Chinese incursion-hiscontribution under Nehru in setting up Armament Factories in fine places in India for selfreliance in Arms Production cannot be wrtten off.Vijayanta Tank rolled out from Avadi justafter Mr.Chavan replaced Mr.Menon and he got the full glory for that achievement.NDA hasdone correct thing by endorsing these three decisions of the UPA.The Nation has to recognise the great service many other stalwarts did for Independence and Social Development .NDA has to atone the injustice given to many and REDUCE the "memorials"named after the three hi names at the cost of Tax Payer's money
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    Prakruti Shah
    Nov 2, 2014 at 4:55 am
    its really funny how PM Modiji has taken away the monopoly of hi from congress and now Chacha Nehru will truly become a national figure instead of hi family icon... super political move...
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    Ravi Ponappa
    Nov 2, 2014 at 3:48 am
    Was this photo taken when Nehru announced over the A. I. R. the decision to go to UN over Kashmir; if so he doesn't deserve the honour being bestowed so graciously
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    Ravi Ponappa
    Nov 2, 2014 at 3:48 am
    Was this photo taken when Nehru announced over the A. I. R. the decision to go to UN over Kashmir; if so he doesn't deserve the honour being bestowed so graciously
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