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National Archives of India Celebrates 134th Foundation Day with Digital Exhibition on Subhash Chandra Bose

New Delhi: The National Archives of India is marking its 134th Foundation Day with a special digital exhibition titled “Subhash Abhinandan” dedicated to the life of Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose. Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs & Culture, Arjun Ram Meghwal, will inaugurate the exhibition on March 11, 2024, at 10:00 am at the National Archives of India, located on Janpath Road, Opposite IGNCA, near Shastri Bhavan, New Delhi.

Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose’s personal records, including letters, diaries, and documents related to Azad Hind Fauj, are preserved in the National Archives of India and can be accessed through the Netaji Portal ( and Abhilekh-Patal (

The digital exhibition, comprising 16 sections covering Netaji’s life from birth to the present, offers a glimpse into his journey through significant documents. Key items on display include Janaki Nath Bose’s diary, Netaji’s birth, civil service examination results, speeches, adventurous journey, and the struggle of Azad Hind Fauj. The exhibition also explores the award and deferral of the Bharat Ratna and the Ministry of Culture’s efforts to honor Netaji. The content is presented in a virtual reality format, offering a unique and immersive experience.

The National Archives of India, established on March 11, 1891, in Kolkata as the Imperial Record Department, later moved to Delhi in 1937. The institution, an Attached Office under the Ministry of Culture, serves as the nodal agency for implementing the Public Records Act, 1993, and Public Record Rules, 1997.

With a repository that houses over 34.00 crore pages of Public Records, including files, volumes, maps, treaties, rare manuscripts, oriental records, private papers, and more, the National Archives of India plays a crucial role in preserving the historical heritage of the nation. The collection includes a significant portion of Oriental records in languages such as Sanskrit, Persian, and Odia. The exhibition offers a rich tribute to Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose and invites audiences to delve into the historical treasures within the National Archives.

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