Nehru 2.0!

Prime Minister has emphasized the need to imbibe the youth with Jawaharlal Nehru’s scientific temper. Modi’s critics will accuse him of appropriating the Nehru legacy given that he has just reconstituted Nehru Memorial Museum and Library Society, making it inclusive for a change. Among new names on board include Infosys founder Narayan Murthy, thinker Pratap Bhanu Mehta, economist Bibek Debroy, ex ISRO chief Dr. Kasturirangan, and Ambassador M K Rasgotra. There of course is a fair sprinkling of saffron names as well. But for sure the new management is as representative as possibly it can get. Nehru is a national icon and not a party mascot. Politicians of all hues have lost no opportunity to politicize national icons. This is a disservice to youth of India for they need to log on freely to heroes who authored the India story.

Pic Courtesy: Photo Division, GOI
Pic Courtesy: Photo Division, GOI

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