Govt planning to observe Maharana Pratap's birth anniversary

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New Delhi, Dec 9: The Government plans to observe the 475th birth anniversary of Maharana Pratap at a national level next year, Rajya Sabha was informed today.

The government would also observe the 200th birth anniversary of Tatya Tope and 150th birth anniversary of Lala Lajpat Rai, Culture and Tourism Minister Mahesh Sharma said in Rajya Sabha while replying to a question.

'Will observe Maharana's anniversary'

"Three commemorations -- 150th birth anniversary of Lala Lajpat Rai, 200th birth anniversary of Tatya Tope and 475th birth anniversary of Maharana Pratap are proposed to be observed in the coming months," he said. The Minister said birth anniversaries of such great personalities are generally not observed at a national level.

Sharma, however, said commemorations of birth centenary/125th/150th and so on of great personalities of national importance are observed and various activities are organised for a period of one year.

"After a decision is taken by the government to commemorate such an event, a National Committee (NC) generally headed by the Prime Minister and/or a National Implementation Committee (NIC) headed by a senior cabinet minister are constituted for deciding on the activities and budget for the commemoration," he added.

PTI 

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