Mahatma Gandhi’s 150th birth year celebrations begin in India

The Union Government on October 2, 2018, launched the Mahatma Gandhi’s 150th birth year celebrations, marking the beginning of the final year of the Swachh Bharat Mission (SBM). The Swachh Bharat Mission will culminate on October 2, 2019, the 150th birth anniversary of Father of the Nation, Mahatma Gandhi.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on September 15, 2018, launched the mega countrywide campaign- Swachhata hi Seva Campaign 2018. The 2018 campaign followed the success of the 2017 campaign and culminated with the Mahatma Gandhi International Sanitation Convention (MGISC) that was held from September 29 to October 2, 2018.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on September 15, 2018, launched the mega countrywide campaign- Swachhata hi Seva Campaign 2018. The 2018 campaign followed the success of the 2017 campaign and culminated with the Mahatma Gandhi International Sanitation Convention (MGISC) that was held from September 29 to October 2, 2018.

Key Highlights:-

1. The web portal ‘http://gandhi.gov.in’ is participatory in nature and all the participating organizations will be able to upload their activities regarding commemoration on the website.
2. It has a unique feature ‘Gandhipedia’ which will be a repository of Gandhian knowledge and will continue to grow with time.
3. Information related to Gandhian literature, philosophy, audios and videos, rare photos are available in the portal.
4. The web portal will identify visitors from different geography and serve them personalized information.
5. Organisations & individuals can join the celebration and submit their Karyanjali or work through an easy upload process.

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