Gandhi memorials in Bangladesh, Barrackpore, Chennai renovated

New Delhi (NVI): As India celebrates the 150th anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, Father of the Nation, his memorials in Noakhali (Bangladesh), Gandhi Smarak Sangrahalaya (Barrackpore), Dakshin Bharat Hindi Prachar Sabha (Chennai) have been renovated.

The Indian government has decided to commemorate the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, at national and international levels to propagate his message.

Mahatma Gandhi camped in Noakhali for four months and toured the district in a mission to restore peace and communal harmony. However, the peace mission failed to restore confidence among the survivors, who could not be permanently rehabilitated in their villages.

In the meantime, the Congress leadership accepted the Partition of India and the peace mission and other relief camps were abandoned. The majority of the survivors migrated to West Bengal, Tripura and Assam.

The Gandhi Smarak Smarak Sangrahalaya at Barrackpore is distinct because of its offerings and programs and its integrated approach as a museum properly utilising all present day museological media and having developed a range of galleries depicting facets of Gandhi’s life and Philosophy along with different phases of India’s Freedom Movement.

Meanwhile, as part of the grand finale of two years celebration of Gandhiji’s 150th Birth Anniversary, Films Division, Ministry of Information Broadcasting is organizing ‘Gandhi Filmotsav’.

The online film festival will be streamed on its Website www.filmsdivision.org and YouTube Channel https://www.youtube.com/user/FilmsDivision from 26th September to 2nd October 2020.

The Gandhi Jayanti on 2nd October 2018 marked the beginning of two years celebration of the sesquicentennial of Mahatma Gandhi which is slated to conclude on 2nd October 2020.

-ARK