[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.
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.