Exhibition on horrors of partition to be held by Centre at key places


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oi-Vicky Nanjappa

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Published: Saturday, August 6, 2022, 12:10 [IST]

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New
Delhi,
Aug
06:

The
government
is
set
to
hold
exhibitions
on
“horrors
of
the
Partition” at
key
public
places
such
as
railway
stations,
airports
and
malls
between
August
10
and
August
14.

The
Ministry
of
Culture
has
written
to
the
Railway
Ministry
to
hold
such
exhibitions
on
station
premises
to
reach
out
to
a
maximum
number
of
people,
news
agency
PTI
reported.

Exhibition on horrors of partition to be held by Centre at key places

Other
than
railway
stations,
such
exhibitions
to
highlight
the
“tragedy
of
the
Partition”
should
be
organised
at
important
public
places
such
as
banks,
post
offices,
airports,
shopping
malls,
educational
institutions,
petrol
pumps,
skill
development
centres
and
vocational
training
institutes,
news
agency
PTI
reported.

The
ministry
has
also
advised
that
“enough
arrangements
for
security
should
be
made
for
the
exhibition.”
In
his
Independence
Day
speech
last
year,
Prime
Minister
Narendra
Modi
declared
August
14
to
be
observed
as
“Partition
Horrors
Remembrance
Day”.

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“Partition
Horrors
Remembrance
Day
has
been
envisaged
to
bring
to
light
the
agony,
suffering
and
pain
of
millions
of
people
who
were
the
sufferers
of
Partition.
It
is
to
remind
the
country
of
the
largest
displacement
of
human
population
in
the
last
century,
which
also
claimed
the
lives
of
a
large
number
of
people.

“Your
ministry
has
vast
outreach
through
various
railway
stations
across
the
country.
Therefore,
it
has
been
decided
that
you
may
ask
the
railway
stations
to
display
this
exhibition
in
700
places,”
Culture
Ministry
secretary
Govind
Mohan
wrote
in
a
letter
to
Railway
Board
Chairman
and
CEO
V
K
Tripathi.

He
has
also
said
that
to
showcase
the
sufferings
of
the
Partition-affected
people,
the
exhibition
has
been
curated
jointly
by
the
Indian
Council
of
Historical
Research
(CHR)
and
Indira
Gandhi
National
Centre
for
the
Arts
(IGNCA).

This
exhibition,
in
English
and
Hindi,
is
available
in
digital
format
at
the
Azadi
ka
Amrit
Mahotsav
website.

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monuments,
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from
Aug
5
to
15

The
ministry
has
also
said
that
given
the
sensitivity
of
the
issue,
“it
should
be
ensured
that
the
exhibition
is
showcased
with
the
sobriety
and
solemnness
that
it
deserves.
It
should
be
especially
ensured
that
the
sentiments
of
any
section
of
society
are
not
allowed
to
be
hurt.”

The
ministry
has
also
issued
a
standard
operating
procedure
for
organising
these
programmes.

Story first published: Saturday, August 6, 2022, 12:10 [IST]



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