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Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru visits California

Compiled by Sindya N. Bhanoo Email Compiled by Sindya N. Bhanoo
September 2015
Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru visits California

September 20, 1949
– An official announcement is made stating that Jawaharlal Nehru, India’s first prime minister, will visit California and the West Coast for the first time.

He arrived in California on October 30th. After speaking at the University of California, Berkeley, the announcement states, “He will return to San Francisco in the afternoon and meet all Hindustanees at the Scottish Rite Auditorium located at Sutter Street and Van Ness Avenue….This is a rare occasion and therefore no Hindustanee should miss this wonderful opportunity.” The announcement was signed by Godha Ram Channon, secretary of the reception committee.


Sindya N. Bhanoo writes the Observatory column in the Science section of The New York Times. She is also a board member of South Asian American Digital Archive (SAADA). This column’s material is from SAADA. https://www.saada.org/.



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