Prof. Hiren Mukerjee Memorial Annual Parliamentary Lecture

Prof. Hiren Mukerjee, a parliamentarian par excellence, was a member of the Lok Sabha for five consecutive terms from 1952 to 1977. An eminent historian, a prolific writer and a brilliant orator, Prof. Hiren Mukerjee used the floor of the House as an effective channel of communication to give eloquent expression to his profound thinking on very many issues of critical concern to the nation. His perception and perspectives reflected the profundity of learning and the depth of scholarship, which was his forte. He was also the first Honorary Adviser of the BPST.

As a humble tribute to Prof. Hiren Mukerjee, whose profound perspectives and commitment to parliamentary democracy are highly inspiring to every conscientious parliamentarian and citizen, the Prof. Hiren Mukerjee Memorial Annual Parliamentary Lecture, the first of its kind in the history of our Parliament, was instituted by the Hon’ble Speaker of Lok Sabha in 2008. The Inaugural Lecture was delivered by Nobel Laureate, Prof. Amartya Sen, on Demands of Social Justice on 11 August 2008 in the Central Hall of Parliament House.

The 2nd Prof. Hiren Mukerjee Memorial Annual Parliamentary Lecture was delivered by Nobel Laureate and Founder/Managing Director of the Grameen Bank of Bangladesh, Professor Muhammad Yunus on 9 December 2009 on the theme Social Business: A Step Toward Creating a New Social and Economic Order. Professor Jagdish Bhagwati, University Professor of Economics and Law at Columbia University and Senior Fellow in International Economics at the Council on Foreign relations, USA, delivered the 3rd Prof. Hiren Mukerjee Memorial Annual Parliamentary Lecture on the theme Indian Reforms: Yesterday and Today on 2 December 2010.

The Hon’ble Prime Minister of Bhutan, H.E. Lyonchhen Jigmi Y. Thinley, delivered the 4th Lecture on “Gross National Happiness: A Holistic Paradigm for Sustainable Well-being” on 20 December 2011.

Inaugural Prof. Hiren Mukerjee Memorial Annual Parliamentary Lecture (11 August 2008)

 Unveiling of the Portrait of Prof. Hiren Mukerjee  (Video)
Welcome Address by the Hon'ble Speaker, Lok Sabha, Shri Somnath Chaterjee (Video)
Address by the Hon'ble Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh (Video)  
Address by the Hon'ble Vice-President, Shri Mohammad Hamid Ansari (Video)
Inaugural Prof. Hiren Mukerjee Memorial Parliamentary Lecture by Prof. Amartya Sen   (Video)
Vote of Thanks by the Secretary-General, Lok Sabha,Shri P.D.T. Achary (Video)

2nd Prof. Hiren Mukerjee Memorial Annual Parliamentary Lecture (09 December 2009)
Floral Tribute   (Video)
Welcome Address by the Hon'ble Speaker, Lok Sabha,Smt. Meira Kumar (pdf) (Video)
Address by the Hon'ble Prime Minister,  Dr. Manmohan Singh (pdf) (Video)
Address by the Hon'ble Vice-President, Shri Mohammad Hamid Ansari (pdf) (Video)
2nd Prof. Hiren Mukerjee Memorial Annual Parliamentary Lecture by Professor Muhammad Yunus(pdf) (Video)
Mementoes     (Video)
Vote of Thanks by the Secretary-General, Lok Sabha, Shri P.D.T. Achary (pdf) (Video)

3rd Prof. Hiren Mukerjee Memorial Annual Parliamentary Lecture (02 December 2010)
Welcome Address by the Hon'ble Speaker, Lok Sabha, Smt. Meira Kumar and Address by the Hon'ble Prime Minister, Dr.  Manmohan Singh (Video)
   
Address by the Hon'ble Vice-President of India, Shri Mohammad Hamid Ansari and Lecture Deliverd by
Professor Jagdish Bhagwati, on "Indian Reforms: Yesterday and Today"
 
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Presentation of Mementoes to Professor Jagdish Bhagwati by Hon'ble Vice-President, Hon'ble Prime Minister and Hon'ble Speaker and Vote of Thanks by the Secretary-General, Lok Sabha, Shri T.K.Viswanathan  (Video)

4th Prof. Hiren Mukerjee Memorial Annual Parliamentary Lecture (20 December 2011)
Arrival of Dignitaries in Central Hall (Video)
Welcome Address by the Hon’ble Speaker, Lok Sabha, Smt. Meira Kumar (Video)
Address by the Hon’ble Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh (Video)
Address by the Hon’ble Vice-President of India, Shri Mohammad Hamid Ansari (Video)
4th Prof. Hiren Mukerjee Memorial Annual Parliamentary Lecture on “Gross National Happiness: A Holistic Paradigm for Sustainable Well-being” by H.E. Lyonchhen Jigmi Y. Thinley, Hon’ble Prime Minister of Bhutan (Video)
Presentation of Mementoes to H.E. Lyonchhen Jigmi Y. Thinley, Hon’ble Prime Minister of Bhutan, by Hon’ble Vice-President, Hon’ble Prime Minister and Hon’ble Speaker (Video)
Vote of Thanks by the Secretary-General, Lok Sabha, Shri T.K. Viswanathan (Video)