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People of 112 Countries Have Viewed Nai’s Portal “Abhilekh”, Says Dr. Mahesh Sharma

People of 112 Countries Have Viewed Nai’s Portal “Abhilekh”, Says Dr. Mahesh Sharma
Family Members of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose Presented A DVD Containing Private Papers of Netaji’s Brother Amiya Nath Bose to Dr. Mahesh Sharma  for Preservation and Consultation by Users

 
125th Foundation Year Celebrations of National Archives of India Culminates

Dr. Mahesh Sharma, Minister of State (I/C) for Culture and Tourism and Minister of State for Civil Aviation launched an Emblem of National Archives of India (NAI) with Tagline; released Two Commemorative Coins on NAI a Commemorative coin of Rs. 125/- and a Circulating Coin of  Rs.10/-;  released Two publications on NAI – a Coffee table book based on 125 selected documents of NAI & a book entitled “Past of the Future” based on the memoirs of people associated with NAI, at a function organized to culminate the “Year Long celebrations on 125th Foundation Year National Archives of India (NAI)” here today. On this occasion, Smt. Neeta Ghosh, a family member of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose presented a DVD containing private papers of Amiya Nath Bose, brother of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose to Dr. Mahesh Sharma for preservation and consultation of same by the users.

On the occasion of Finale of 125th Foundation Year Celebrations, National Archives of India (NAI) organized a week long celebrations from 7th -11th March 2016.

Addressing on the occasion, Dr Mahesh Sharma said that it is very heartening to know that the people of 112 countries have viewed our portal “Abhilekh” launched last year to know our rich cultural heritage and traditions. He said that the celebrations of 125 years of any Institution is a memorable one. National Archives of India preserves the rich cultural heritage of our country and provides guidance to our youths and research scholars. On 23rd January, 2016 the government has made public files relating to Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose and the National Archives of India has played a very important role in it. History is the foundation stone of any society and we explore development and good governance in the history and go ahead for future.

Shri N.K.Sinha, Secretary, Ministry of Culture formally opened the finale schedule by inaugurating an exhibition entitledIndependent India: A Forward March on 7th March 2016 in the premises of National Archives of India. In this archival exhibition, mile stones of Indian history through public records have been presented which will remain open for public viewing till 8th April 2016 from 10.30 AM - 5.30 PM.

A two day seminar on the sources of 18th and 19th Century was also organized wherein scholar and academicians from different Universities presented their thought provoking papers. Prof. Surendra Gopal, an eminent historian delivered the Foundation Day lecture on “Some Foriegn Archives and India’s History” on 10 March 2016 in the auditorium of Nehru Memorial Museum and Library.

Besides a cultural programme Char Bait by the artists of Bhopal and Rampur Gharana in the lawns of National Archives of India was also organized.

1.       Launch of emblem of NAI with tagline:
The emblem of NAI released by Dr. Mahesh Sharma depicts the line drawing of the facades building of set against brown colour that signifies the historical and archival character of its holdings. The tagline of Sanskrit phra वयं अभिलेखान रक्षाम: ( Vyam Abhilekhaani Rakshamah ) or We Protect Records carries the ethos of work and commitment of the National Archives of India as sentinel of nation’s documentary heritage . 
  
2. Release of two Commemorative Coin on NAI  :
        A Commemorative coin of Rs. 125/- and a Circulating Coin of Rs.10/ was        released by Dr. Mahesh Sharma.

3. Release of Commemorative Postal Stamp of Rs. 5/- with first day cover :
     Shri L.N. Sharma, Chief  Post Master General , Delhi circle released these stamps and First day cover and presented them to Dr. Mahesh Sharma.                          

4. Presentation of DVD of Amiya Nath Bose Papers :
        The DVD containing private papers of Amiya Nath Bose, brother of Neta ji Subhas Chandra Bose was presented by Smt. Neeta Ghosh, family member of Netaji to Dr. Mahesh Sharma for preservation and consultation of same by the users.

a)      A Collection from National Archives : The Coffee table book is based on 125 selected documents of NAI. This publication has been prepared under public private partnership programme (PPP) of NAI and M/s Visual Quest, Hyderabad who had earlier prepared similar books on Gandhi ji and Sardar Vallabh Bhai Patel.

b)     Past of the Future: This publication is based on the memoirs of people associated with NAI. The living history of the institution has been presented in this publication.



Smt. Neeta Ghosh, family member of Netaji, presenting the DVD containing private papers of Amiya Nath Bose, brother of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose, to the Minister of State for Culture (Independent Charge), Tourism (Independent Charge) and Civil Aviation, Dr. Mahesh Sharma, at the closing ceremony of the 125th Foundation Year Celebrations of the National Archives of India, in New Delhi on March 11, 2016.

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The Minister of State for Culture (Independent Charge), Tourism (Independent Charge) and Civil Aviation, Dr. Mahesh Sharma releasing the commemorative postal stamp, at the closing ceremony of the 125th Foundation Year Celebrations of the National Archives of India, in New Delhi on March 11, 2016. The Secretary, Ministry of Culture, Shri Narendra Kumar Sinha and other dignitaries are also seen.

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