The topic of the annual NCM lecture is "The Idea of India" which is quite contemporary in the present context. The lecture will be held at 6.30 p.m. on Friday at the auditorium of Nehru Memorial Museum and Library, Teen Murti Bhawan, New Delhi.
The Minorities Commission was established in 1978 through a Government notification dated 12.01.1978. Later through enactment of the National Commission for Minorities Act, 1992, a statutory Commission, better known as NCM was set up on 17.05.1993 and the first Chairperson assumed office in July, 1993.
In order to commemorate the setting up of the Statutory Commission in July, 1993, NCM initiated a Lecture Series in 2008.
The first NCM lecture was delivered by Justice A. M. Ahmadi, former Chief Justice of India, in the year 2008.
Justice Rajender Sachar delivered the second NCM lecture in the year 2009 on "Minorities in Constitution of India".
In the year 2010, Dr. A. P. J. Abdul Kalam, former President on India, delivered the third NCM lecture on "Evolution of a prosperous, Peaceful, inclusive and Happy Society."
The fourth NCM lecture was delivered by The Dalai Lama in the year 2011.
Dr. Shashi Tharoor delivered the fifth NCM lecture on the topic of "Who is an Indian? A Nation of Minorities" in the year 2012.
--ANI (Posted on 19-09-2013)