Udayavni Special

Chidambaram slams ICHR for omitting Nehru’s photo from poster celebrating India’s Independence


PTI, Aug 29, 2021, 11:20 AM IST

New Delhi: Congress leader P Chidambaram on Sunday hit out at the ICHR for omitting the photograph of Jawaharlal Nehru from the first digital poster to celebrate the 75th year of India”s Independence, and said the explanation given is ludicrous.

He accused the member secretary of the Indian Council for Historical Research (ICHR) of bowing to hate and prejudice and asked him whether he would omit Henry Ford while celebrating the birth of the motor car or Wright brothers while celebrating the birth of aviation.

Ford was the first to invent the motor car and the Wright brothers were credited for building and flying the world’s first aircraft.

“ICHR Member-Secretary’s explanation for the omission of Jawaharlal Nehru from the first digital poster to celebrate 75 years of independence is ludicrous,” he said on Twitter.

“After bowing down to prejudice and hate, it is best the Member-Secretary shuts his mouth,” he also said.

“If he was celebrating the birth of the motor car, will he omit Henry Ford? If he was celebrating the birth of aviation, will he omit the Wright brothers? If he was celebrating Indian science, will he omit C V Raman,” Chidambaram asked in a series of tweets.

The exclusion of Nehru”s image from the poster of the ”Azaadi ka Amrit Mahotsav” celebrations by the ICHR has triggered a controversy with opposition parties slamming the government for it and dubbing it as “petty and atrocious”.

Udayavani is now on Telegram. Click here to join our channel and stay updated with the latest news.

Top News

UK adds Covishield to approved vaccines list in updated travel advisory

Narayan Khadka appointed Nepal’s new foreign minister

Audi drives in two electric supercars e-tron GT, RS e-tron GT in India

”Dose of hope”: Biden pushing rich nations to share vaccine

“Great honour”, says Kasturirangan on heading school curriculum panel

Man uploads morphed pic of girlfriend and her family, arrested

Trojan posing as IT refund skulking to attack Android phone bank customers

Related Articles More

“Great honour”, says Kasturirangan on heading school curriculum panel

Telangana man who built KCR temple puts it on sale

‘Induction can’t be postponed by one year’: SC rejects Centre’s plea to defer NDA exams for women

SC declines Shree Padmanabha Swamy Temple Trust’s plea to exempt it from audit of 25 yrs

UNGA address will focus on Covid, need to combat terrorism, climate change: PM ahead of US visit

MUST WATCH

Custard apple plants in chittapura

How To Make Betel Leaf Garland For God

Fire breaks at residential appartment in bengaluru

protest of safai karmachari at raichuru

LIVE : Karnataka Assembly Session 21-09-2021| Afternoon Session


Latest Additions

M’luru: Shivamogga man held for theft at Daivasthana

British government did not advise ECB against Pakistan tour: High Commissioner

UK adds Covishield to approved vaccines list in updated travel advisory

Hyderabad drugs case: Actor Tarun appears before ED

Narayan Khadka appointed Nepal’s new foreign minister

Thanks for visiting Udayavani

You seem to have an Ad Blocker on.
To continue reading, please turn it off or whitelist Udayavani.