The Jawaharlal Nehru Memorial Fund (JNMF) was established in 1964 in memory of Jawaharlal Nehru, the first Prime Minister of independent India. Dedicated to perpetuating Nehru’s legacy, especially his deep commitment to democracy, historic contributions in nation building and his stewardship of India for 17 long years, JNMF has been for more than fifty years supporting outstanding scholars and students through fellowships and scholarships. In addition, it publishes important collections of Nehru’s voluminous writings and speeches and commissions volumes on related themes, annually hosts the Nehru Memorial Lecture, and administers Anand Bhawan, Jawahar Planetarium and Jawahar Bal Bhawan – all part of the Anand Bhawan complex in Allahabad. Smt. Sonia Gandhi is currently the Chairperson of the JNMF.