Bhopal: After the span of 18 years, the Indian History Congress will organise three-day convention in state, informed public relation minister PC Sharma here on Monday. The three day convention will begin in the city on February 26. The IHC is the largest professional and academic body of Indian historians with over 10,000 members. It was established in the year 1935.
The minister informed that the higher education department and the Barkatullah University will host the convention. The 79th convention was scheduled to organise in Savtribai Phule University Pune, in December. But the university pulled its hand stating that they are not having fund to organise the event.
The secretary of the IHC Mahalaxmi informed that they met the chief minister Kamal Nath and the CM assured them to hold the programme in the state. “This cancellation of event at Pune was unprecedented in our history, as the only times we could not hold the Congress session that was during Quit India Movement in 1942 and in the 1962 and 1971 when the country was facing wars,” said Mahalaxmi. The event will begin on February 26 and conclude on 28. In the programme around 800 research papers will submitted and around 2000 participants are expected to participate.