Hyderabad: PV Narasimha Rao Memorial Lecture will be delivered by Chief Justice of India Justice NV Ramana. The lecture that should have been organised on Thursday, December 23, the death anniversary of former prime minister, has been postponed to January, 2022 since the CJI could not give his date this month. PV breathed his last on 23 December 2004. PV Memorial Lecture series was launched in 2012 by the then President of India Pranab Mukherjee. The first lecture was delivered at Jubilee Hall in public gardens. The meeting was attended by the then Governors K Rosaiah (Tamil Nadu), EL Narasimhan (Andhra Pradesh) and the then Chief Minister N. Kiran Kumar Reddy.
“I was working as chief editor of Hans India and HMTV at that time. Although I left the newspaper and the TV channel in 2014, I have been continuing the series in my individual capacity. The second memorial lecture was delivered by Ghulam Nabi Azad, Kashmiri leader of the Congress Party, followed by Raj Mohan Gandhi, grandson of Mahatam Gandhi and C Rajagopalachari, Justice Venkatachalaiah, former chief justice of supreme court, Sekhar Gupta, former editor, Indian Express and now the editor of ‘Print,’ Jairam Ramesh, former union minister and Congress leader and Prof. Chandrasekhar Rao, former vice-chancellor of Ambedkar Opne University and a student of Herald Laski at the London School of Economics. The lecture last year, PV’s centenary year, was delivered by Tiruvanantapuram Congress MP and distinguished author and man of letters Shashi Tharoor,” said K. Ramachandra Murthy, senior journalist and founder of PV Memorial Lecture.
This year’s PV Memorial lecture would be delivered by Justice Ramana. But it would be in January, 2022.The date and venue would be duly informed, said Murthy.