New Delhi: On the occasion of 130th Foundation Day of National Archives of India (NAI), Union Minister of State for Culture and Tourism (Independent Charge), Prahlad Singh Patel will inaugurate an exhibition on ‘Jallianwala Bagh on 11 March at 5:00 pm at the premises of National Archives, New Delhi. The inauguration of the exhibition will be preceded by the Foundation Day lecture on Jallianwala Bagh by Chairperson of The Arts and Cultural Heritage Trust (TAACHT), Kishwar Desai, at 11:00 am.
Based on the original documents, this exhibition is an endeavour to commemorate the centenary of Jallianwala Bagh massacre covering a period from (1915-1950).
The exhibition will be primarily presented with the help of original and digital copies of archival documents relating to the Jallianwala Bagh Massacre available in National Archives of India. This is an attempt to portray the relentless struggle of the Indian people against the British tyranny through our record holdings.
The National Archives of India is an attached office under the Ministry of Culture. It was established on 11 March 1891 at Kolkata (Calcutta) as the Imperial Record Department. Following the transfer of the capital from Calcutta to Delhi in 1911, the present building of the National Archives of India was constructed in 1926 which was designed by Edwin Lutyens. The transfer of all records from Calcutta to New Delhi was completed in 1937. It is the nodal agency for the implementation of the Public Records Act, 1993 and Public Record Rules, 1997.
The exhibition will remain open for public viewing till 30 April.
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