New Delhi, March 12: To highlight the importance of sacrifices made by revolutionaries to the young generations “Revolutionary Patriots (1905-1947)” exhibition was inaugurated. The exhibition had original documents and literature on display that was then proscribed at the National Archives premises.“Revolutionary Patriots (1905-1947)” Exhibition was inaugurated by N.K. Sinha, Secretary, Ministry of Culture in the presence of Raghvendra Singh, Director General of NAI and many dignitaries. Addressing on the occasion, N.K. Sinha praised the initiative of NAI and opined that the digital technology can make a lot of difference in collection and preservation of historical treasures in NAI. Raghvendra Singh said that the efforts are being made to make NAI more accessible not only for researchers but also for students and others.
During the occasion, Dr T.C.A. Raghvan, Former High Commissioner of India to Pakistan delivered the Foundation Day Talk on “Foreign Policy and National Archives of India”. He dwelt upon many useful aspects of the use of Archives in the Foreign Affairs.
The exhibition on the revolutionary patriots of India is a contribution to a neglected episode in modern Indian history. The focus is on the tactics and political aim of our revolutionary patriots. Their spectacular acts of valour were on display. It is based on original documents and proscribed literature and has been organised with a two-fold objective which is to sensitise the younger generation to the sacrifices made by the revolutionaries in their fight for independence from the imperial rule and to inculcate a sense of archival awareness among the public. It will remain open for public until 10 April 2017 from 10.30 a.m. to 5.30 p.m. during working days only.