President Ram Nath Kovind on September 18, 2018, launched the logo and the web portal for the commemoration of the 150th birth anniversary of Father of the Nation, Mahatma Gandhi. The logo and the portal were released in the presence of Minister of State for Culture (Independent Charge) Dr Mahesh Sharma and Secretary of Ministry of Culture, Arun Goel.
The web portal ‘http://gandhi.gov.in’ is participatory in nature and all the participating organisations will be able to upload their activities regarding the commemoration on the website.
It has a unique feature ‘Gandhipedia’ which will be a repository of Gandhian knowledge and will continue to grow with time. Information related to Gandhian literature, philosophy, audios and videos, rare photos are available in the portal.
The web portal will identify visitors from different geography and serve them personalised information. Organisations & individuals can join the celebration and submit their Karyanjali or work through an easy upload process.
The 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi is observed in the form of two year-long celebrations from October 2, 2018, to October 2, 2020, across the country and all over the globe. A meeting of National Committee headed by the President of India was held in May 2018 to draw out a plan of action for the mega celebration where a total of 92 suggestions were received.
Of those 92, a total of 33 suggestions were approved by the Executive Committee headed by the Prime Minister to organise nationwide and worldwide commemoration. Accordingly, all Ministries and all State/UT Governments have initiated actions and these action plans have been uploaded on the web portal.