One hundred fiftieth anniversary of 1857

for Ministry of Information & Broadcasting | Date - 22-08-2005

Rajya Sabha

The Government has constituted Group of Ministers to chalk out the programmes to be taken up as part of the celebrations to mark the 150th anniversary of the First War of Independence, 1857. The Members include, Shri Arjun Singh, Minister of Human Resource Development, Shri Shivraj V. Patil, Minister of Home Affairs, Shri S. Jaipal Reddy, Minister of Information & Broadcasting and Culture and Shri Sunil Dutt, Minister of Youth Affairs and Sports (since deceased).

No funds have so far been earmarked for the celebrations. However, financial constraints will not be allowed to affect the scale or scope of celebrations.

This Information was given by Minister of Information & Broadcasting and Culture, Shri S. Jaipal Reddy in written reply to a question in Rajya Sabha today.

(Release ID :11443)

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