A center of Somerville College of the University of Oxford in England was named after the name of Indira Gandhi, which has now been changed. According to the news of Hindustan Times, this work happened after the arrival of the Narendra Modi government in 2014. This center was launched by the Manmohan Singh government in 2013. For this, the Indian government had given Rs 25 crore to the college. In 1937 Indira Gandhi studied modern history from this college.
It was suggested by the Modi government to change his name in 2016. The 25 crores which were given were for the initial work. Then it was named Indira Gandhi Center of Sustainable Development (IGCSD). Which has now been changed to the Oxford India Center for Sustainable Development (OICSD). This center will be ready by 19 November 2017. Indira Gandhi’s birthday is on this day. There will also be a program on this occasion.
In 1937 Indira Gandhi studied modern history from this college. Indira later went to college in 1971. Then there he was honored with doctorate. Not only this, Sonia Gandhi also handed over a picture of Indira to the college, which has also been imposed on the college wall.
On asking about the change, the college administration said that it was changed to showcase the historical partnership of Oxford and India. In November 2016, the college had programs on the birthday of Nasik-born Cornelia Sorabji (1866-1954). She was the first Indian woman to go to Oxford She was also the first woman lawyer in colonial India.