Vice-Chancellor Najeeb Jung viewing a photograph of Motilal Nehru at the Premchand Archives & Literary Centre, Al-Beruni Block, Jamia Millia Islamia; March, 21, 2013 (Photo: Courtesy JMI)
Vice-Chancellor Najeeb Jung viewing a photograph of Motilal Nehru at the Premchand Archives & Literary Centre, Al-Beruni Block, Jamia Millia Islamia; March, 21, 2013 (Photo: Courtesy JMI)

Jamia Marks 150th Birth Anniversary of Motilal Nehru with Photo Exhibit

[Following is an official Jamia press release dated April 2, 2013]

On the occasion of 150th Birth Anniversary of Pt. Motilal Nehru, Jamia’s Premchand Archives & Literary Centre, Jamia Millia Islamia is organizing an exhibition called “Motilal Nehru: The Man and His Contribution” from March 21-April 10, 2013.

The exhibition was formally inaugurated by Mr. Najeeb Jung, Vice-Chancellor, Jamia Millia Islamia amongst students and faculty members along with specially invited guest on March 21, 2013.

Vice-Chancellor Najeeb Jung viewing a photograph of Motilal Nehru at the Premchand Archives & Literary Centre, Al-Beruni Block, Jamia Millia Islamia; March, 21, 2013 (Photo: Courtesy JMI)
Vice-Chancellor Najeeb Jung viewing a photograph of Motilal Nehru at the Premchand Archives & Literary Centre, Al-Beruni Block, Jamia Millia Islamia; March, 21, 2013 (Photo: Courtesy JMI)

The sepia toned exhibition from the Archives traces the family history of Motilal Nehru, shows his childhood and growing up days through photographs and well written text panels.

There are sections dedicated to ‘The Man’ with lovely photographs illustrating Motilal’s vibrant personality and his royal lifestyle; a section  to mark  his successful  days ‘As a Lawyer’; another section   highlighting his role ‘As a Father’ which has interesting photographs of Pt. Jawaharlal Nehru’s childhood and school days at Harrow, his association with national leaders in Anand Bhavan and the involvement of the father and the son in the freedom struggle, their  forsaking  of  all  luxuries and  their  move towards  Swaraj with  Mahatma Gandhi, their days  in jail  and  his  end without being able to see  nation’s independence for which he gave up  everything.

The exhibition is on view  for all  till  the 10th April, 2013 between 10 AM  to 5 PM  on  all  working  days at Jamia’s Premchand Archives & Literary Centre, Al-Beruni Block, Jamia Millia Islamia.

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