Intelligence Bureau completes 125 years
The Intelligence Bureau completed 100 years of its existence in 1987 and celebrated 1988 as its Centenary Year. The Centenary Year culminated with Dr Shankar Dyal Sharma, then Vice President of India, delivering the first IB Centenary Endowment Lecture on “The Dynamics of Security Environment”.
Since then, a Centenary Endowment Lecture is organised in December every year. Twenty-four such lectures have been delivered by eminent speakers including luminaries like Dr A.P.J. Abdul Kalam, Prof J.V. Narlikar, N.A. Palkhivala, Abid Hussain and Prof Jagdish N. Bhagwati on a wide range of issues related to India’s security, development of the Indian polity and on the state of the nation.
This year, the endowment lecture was delivered by Kiran Mazumdar Shaw, Chairperson and Managing Director, Biocon Ltd. on “Role of Biotechnology in Inclusive Economic Development”.
The Union Minister for New and Renewable Energy, Dr Farooq Abdullah releasing the Indian Police Journal, The Intelligence Bureau the First 125 Years, at the 25th I.B. Centenary Endowment Lecture, in New Delhi on December 22, 2012. The Minister of State for Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions and Prime Minister’s Office, V. Narayanasamy, the Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs & Planning, Rajiv Shukla, the Minister of State for Human Resource Development, Dr Shashi Tharoor, the Director, Intelligence Bureau, Nehchal Sandhu and Kiran Mazumdar Shaw are also seen.