Institutions - Teaching Gandhian Thoughts

Gandhi Smriti & Darshan Samiti
Rajghat , New Delhi 110002
Tel No : 91-11-3319001 , 3736267
Fax : 91-11-3011480
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At a Glance:

Gandhi Smriti and Darshan Samiti was formed in September 1984 by the merger of Gandhi Darshan at Rajghat and Gandhi Smriti at 5, Tees January Marg and is functioning under the constructive advice and financial support from the Ministry of Culture, Government of India. The Prime Minister of India is its Chairperson. The basic aim and objective of the Samiti is to propagate the life, mission and thought of Mahatma Gandhi through various socio-educational and cultural programmes. It consist of :

  1. Gandhi Smriti : Gandhi Smriti at 5, Tees January Marg, New Delhi, is now a national memorial where the epic life of the Father of Nation ended on Friday, January 30, 1948. The hallowed house which treasured many memories of the last 144 days of his life now forms part of our rich national heritage. The exhibition on the Mahatma, the room he lived in and the prayer-ground where he fell a martyr with God's name on his hips attract a large number of visitors.

  2. International Centre of Gandhian Studies and Reserch : Situated close to the Gandhi Samadhi at Rajghat, on a 36-acre land, where previously Gandhi Darshan Exhibition was housed, is The International Centre of Gandhian Studies and Research which came into being during the 125th bith anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi. The Centre is an attempt to offer research and guidance facilities to scholars from Indian and abroad with documentation of various peace initiatives. It seeks to provide all kinds of inputs on Gandhi and allied subjects at one place. At present the Centre provides a comprehensive exhibition on Mahatma Gandhi, conference halls, camping facilities for major national and international meets, library, children's corner, photo unit and a publication division. The centre also publishes a Journal of information and ideas.

Among the regular programmes, the Smriti organises are :

  • Shramdan

  • Regular morning prayer

  • Sarvadharma Prayer

  • Spinning

  • Film Shows

  • Shanti Sena

  • Bharat Darshan programmes.