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    Visnews cameraman at Delhi University Jan 21 filmed the first official engagement of the Duke of Edinburgh, the inaugural session of the 46th Indian Science Congress.

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    Visnews cameraman at Delhi University Jan 21 filmed the first official engagement of the Duke of Edinburgh, the inaugural session of the 46th Indian Science Congress.

    Several thousand delegates applauded the Duke warmly as wearing the robes of Chancellor of Edinburgh University, he took his seat alongside Dr. S. Radha Krishnan, Chancellor of Delhi University, Mr. Nehru and the Congress President Dr. Al. L. Mudalia.

    The opening ceremony of the Congress has been postponed from the morning until the afternoon in order that the spacious marquee which had collapsed during the heavy rainfall the previous evening could be re-erected in the grounds of Delhi University.

    On Jan 22 the Duke returned to the Congress to address a special convocation and receive the honorary degree to Doctor of Science from the Chancellor, Dr. Radha Krishnan. In his address he outlined the history of the British Association for the advancement of Science, which he represents, appealed to men and women throughout the world to ensure that science is used to free not enslave mankind.

    Prince Philip is the first Royal visitor from England to visit India since its independence.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAF3T68QZA7VIC3X1U9V2GMFF1F
    Media URN:
    VLVAF3T68QZA7VIC3X1U9V2GMFF1F
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    23/01/1959
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:04:54:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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