• Short Summary

    THE NEW INDIAN COUNCIL OF MINISTERS, APPOINTED BY PRESIDENT PRASAD ON APR 9 FOLLOWING THE GENERAL ELECTION, WAS SWORN IN ON APR 10 AT RASHTRAPATI BHAVAN, THE PRESIDENT'S HOUSE IN NEW DELHI, THE INDIAN CAPITAL.

  • Description

    1.
    GV RASHTRAPATI HBHAVAN.
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    2.
    GV 1/2 PAN... MINISTERS ABOUT TO BE SWORN IN.
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    3.
    LV PRIME MINISTERS NEHRU WALKING UP TO PRES. PRASAD WAITING TO BE SWORN IN.
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    4.
    SV PRIME MINISTER BNEHRU BEING SWORN IN.
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    5.
    GV CABINET MINISTERS.
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    6.
    LV NEHRU SHAKING HANDS WITH PRASAD, WALKING OVER AND SIGNING REGISTER.
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    7.
    LV MR MORARJI DESAI BEING SWORN IN.
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    8.
    SV MR KRISHNA MENON WAITING TO BE SWORN IN.
    0.50

    9.
    LV MR SASHTRI BEING SWORN IN.
    0.53

    10.
    SV DITTO.
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    11.
    GV CEREMONY.
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    12.
    SCU NEHRU WALKING FROM CEREMONY.
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    13.
    SV PRESSMEN.
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    14.
    GV CABINET MINISTERS LINED UP FOR PHOTOGRAPH.
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    Background: THE NEW INDIAN COUNCIL OF MINISTERS, APPOINTED BY PRESIDENT PRASAD ON APR 9 FOLLOWING THE GENERAL ELECTION, WAS SWORN IN ON APR 10 AT RASHTRAPATI BHAVAN, THE PRESIDENT'S HOUSE IN NEW DELHI, THE INDIAN CAPITAL. SOME MINISTERS TOOK THE OATH OF OFFICE AND SECRECY IN HINDI, SOME IN ENGLISH.

    PRIME MINISTER NEHRU, LOOKING TIRED AFTER HIS RECENT ILLNESS, LED IN HIS 15 CABINET COLLEAGUES FOR THE CEREMONY. AFTER BEING SWORN IN, MR NEHRU WAS FOLLOWED BY MR MORAJI DESAI, MINISTER OF FINANCE. MR V. K. KRISHNA MENON WAS SWORN IN AS MINISTER OF DEFENCE, AND MR LAL BAHADUR SHASHTRI WAS SWORN IN AS MINISTER OF HOME AFFAIRS.

    THE NEW COUNCIL OF MINISTERS CONTAINS NO SURPRISES ACCORDING TO OBSERVERS IN INDIA - EXCEPT FOR THE APPOINTMENT OF A WOMAN, DR SUSHILA NAYYAR, AS MINISTER OF STATE FOR HEALTH. SHE WAS MAHATMA GANDHI'S MEDICAL ATTENDANT FOR MANY YEARS. MR. NEHRU, IN ADDITION TO BEING PRIME MINISTER, RETAINS THE PORTFOLIOS OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS AND ATOMIC ENERGY.

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    Film ID:
    VLVADCZCNK7WCKNG5E7WAHOO6CZYK
    Media URN:
    VLVADCZCNK7WCKNG5E7WAHOO6CZYK
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    11/04/1962
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:12:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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