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Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh chairs 42nd AGM of Nehru Memorial Museum & Library Society

Published: August 2017

The Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh chaired the 42nd Annual General Body Meeting of the Nehru Memorial Museum and Library (NMML) Society here August 22.

The Meeting approved the Annual Report & Audited Accounts of the NMML Society for the years 2014-15 and 2015-16. During the meeting various issues including upgradation and renovation of Museum, Digitization of documents, Acquisition of Books in regional languages and setting up of a Museum for former Prime Ministers, were discussed.

In his address to the AGM, Rajnath Singh, who is the Vice-President of the NMML Society, said the planned Museum for the former Prime Ministers will be showcased by the NMML Society as an iconic one and will utilise 3D technology to offer a virtual reality experience. He said the NMML has undertaken an ambitious digitisation programme and the first stage of its upgradation and modernisation programme is due to be completed soon.

The members of the NMML Society who attended the meeting included MJ Akbar, MoS (External Affairs), Mallikarjun Khagre, Leader of Opposition in Lok Sabha, MPs – Dr. Karan Singh & Swapan Dasgupta, Jairam Ramesh, representative of the Jawaharlal Nehru Memorial Fund, Prof. Lokesh Chandra, President ICCR, Dr. A Suryaprakash, Chairman, Prasar Bharati, Dr. VS Chauhan, Chairman UGC, TN Chaturvedi, MK Rasgotra, Nitin Desai, Dr. BP Singh, Prof. Nayanjot Lahiri, Prof. Udayon Misra and AGK Menon. Shakti Sinha, Director, NMML conducted the proceedings.




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