जीएसडीएस कार्यक्रम

Webinar on Why Nonviolent Communication Matters for Peaceful Coexistence organized

Gandhi Smriti and Darshan Samiti in association with The Catholic University of Malawi organized a webinar on “Why Nonviolent Communication – Matters for Peace Coexistence?” on November 12, 2020. Mrs. Chimwemwe Demetria Kandodo, Head Political Leadership, Department, The Catholic University of Malawi coordinated the event and presented her reflections. The key note address was delivered by Dr. Vedabhyas Kundu, Programme Officer GSDS. Shri Dipanker Shri Gyan, Director GSDS, delivered the welcome address. Ms Shuchi Sharma, an educator and life skills trainer and a Gandhian peace builder and programme trainer at the Global Education and Leadership Foundation conducted the session with the participants. Mr. Victor Alianse Chipofya, Gandhi Consultative Forum, Malawi moderated the webinar.
Citing examples of her interaction with hundreds of participants who had undergone the certificate course on non-violent communication of the Samiti and their understanding of the concepts and practical application of the course in their day-to-day life, Ms. Shuchi highlighted that nonviolent communication “Can be a useful tool to resolve interpersonal conflict, to explore what our feelings mean, to take accountability for our actions, to improve ourselves and the way we communicate”, for which she said that a person need to develop active listening skills and understand the need of others.

71st Anniversary of the Constitution of India

The Preamble constitutes the soul of the Constitution: Justice Vikramaditya Prasad
“Mahatma Gandhi is an experimental scientist who had his impact on every aspect of a person’s life and touched the soul of the nation when he reached out to the last person of the society”, said Justice (Retd) Shri Vikramaditya Prasad. He further added, “Mahatma Gandhi’s concern for persons who are in the last row of the society, helped the drafting members of the Constituent Assembly while drafting the Constitution of India”.
Justice Vikramaditya Prasad, who retired as a judge from the High Court of Jharkhand said this while delivering the key-note address at the webinar on “Influence of Mahatma Gandhi on Constitution of India” on November 26, 2020 organized by Gandhi Smriti and Darshan Samiti (GSDS) in association with the Gandhi Peace Club of National University of Study in Research in Law (NUSRL), Ranchi as a celebration of the 71st Constitution Day.
Addressing a gathering of almost 79 students, volunteers, faculty members of NUSRL, lawyers and several other people who joined the webinar, Justice Vikramaditya Prasad said the impact of Mahatma Gandhi’s thoughts and vision can be seen reflecting in the Constitution of India, as Gandhiji’s ideas of all aspects of human life, from socialism, to sarvodaya, to welfare of women and other issues.
Informing that the first constitution drafted by Mahatma Gandhi was princely stately of Aundhia in Maharashtra, which had 72... Read More

Rashtriya Ekta Diwas

To mark ‘National Unity Day’ (Rashtriya Ekta Diwas), pledge taking ceremony was organised in Gandhi Darshan on October 31, 2020 at the Kalpana Chawla Jagriti Park in Gandhi Darshan. The pledge was administered by Shri Dipanker Shri Gyan, Director GSDS to the staff members. The 31st October is observed as the National Unity Day across the Country not only to commemorate the birth anniversary of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, the architect of National Integration of the Independent India, but also to reaffirm the commitment of the citizen of India to uphold the security, unity and integrity of the country.

A virtual meeting for celebrations to mark the 125th Birth Anniversary of Acharya Vinoba Bhave

Gandhi Smriti and Darshan Samiti (GSDS) in collaboration with the Acharya Vinoba Bhave 125th Birth Celebration Citizen’s National Committee organized a virtual meeting on October 27, 2020 to discuss the modalities of celebrations to mark the 125th Birth Anniversary of Acharya Vinoba Bhave. The meeting was moderated by Dr Sanjeev Kumar.
Initiating the discussing Prof N Radhakrishnan called for working out a sustainable framework that would pay a befitting tribute to the saint who marched to provide justice to the last person, working on the visions of Mahatma Gandhi.
Taking the discussing forward, Shri Dipanker Shri Gyan, Director GSDS presented a two-phased agenda for the 125th birth anniversary celebration of Acharya Vinoba Bhave. These are:
Phase I includes celebrations via seminars and workshops, far and wide in India to generate mass awareness on the life and philosophy of Acharya Vinoba Bhawe.
Phase II he proposed should be a more tangible effort that would be taken towards land reforms. According to him, “Our tribute to the pioneer of the Bhoodan and Gramdan movement will only be successful when we would be able to reach out different states, districts, and even villages through the Panchayats and promote the policies related to land. It should be our utmost responsibility to fulfil the dream of Vinobaji by creating a land-conflict-free society”.

CBSE launched online course on nonviolent communication

In a major initiative to reach out to students, teachers, principals and parents from across the country, the Samiti in association with the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE), launched its ongoing free online course on nonviolent communication. The Samiti has been running the course since April 2020 and with the collaboration with CBSE it is expected to reach the length and breadth of the country.
The initiative was part of the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi. CBSE has issued notification to all its affiliated schools across the country. As part of the endeavour, the Samiti will be organizing weekly lectures based on the course for teachers, students and parents.
Already 70,000 participants have enrolled for this course. Dr. Vedabhyas Kundu, Programme Officer GSDS who had structured and developed the entire course is conducting this orientation programme with different schools, universities not only in India, but abroad too.
As part of its online course on nonviolent communication, the Samiti is organizing a weekly lecture series with the Central Board of Secondary Education. The first lecture series was organized on October 21, 2020 which provided a general introduction to nonviolent communication.
The second lecture was organized on October 29, 2020 and it focussed on how we can encourage nonviolent communication ecosystems for peaceful schools. The GSDS Programme Officer, Dr Vedabhyas Kundu delivered both the lectures.

The relevance of Gandhijis ideas in todays era

As part of the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, Delhi Public Library (DPL) and GSDS organised a seminar on “The relevance of Gandhiji’s ideas in today’s era” on September 26, 2020. The virtual seminar was chaired by Dr. Ramsharan Gaur, President of Delhi Public Library Board. The other speakers included Shri Subhash Chandra Kankheria, President, Programme Committee and Shri Dipanker Shri Gyan, Director, GSDS.
Delivering the keynote address, Shri Dipanker Shri Gyan spoke on the exemplary life of Mahatma Gandhi and said that it is not merely a life, but an ideal principle which people should follow. Throwing insights into the concept of nonviolence, Shri Dipanker Shri Gyan spoke on the historic Champaran Satyagraha which he said was truly a fight for the rights of the farmers and further pointed that the governments of all time have given importance to the welfare of the farmers. He also spoke on the New Education Policy and hoped that different stakeholders and educational institutions would once again teach different vocations to children in order to empower them, in what he called, “Opening the scope for entrepreneurship”. He also shared his thoughts on how technology has impacted and benefitted all of us and called for sustainable living in this time of COVID-19. Reiterating his firm faith in what Gandhiji would have done during COVID-19 pandemic, Shri Dipanker Shri Gyan further laid importance of selfless service towards humankind and said that mission... Read More

Swachhatta Pakhwara

The Samiti organised the ‘Swachhatta Pakhwara’ from September 16-30, 2020. During this period, awareness on cleanliness was highlighted by the Samiti through its social media platforms. Further initiatives by the GSDS staff were also taken towards uplift of both the Gandhi Smriti and Gandhi Darshan campuses where staff led by the Director GSDS Shri Dipanker Shri Gyan participated in a cleanliness drive on September 26, 2020. Also all the in-house staff participated in a massive cleaning of the Gandhi Darshan campus in the lawns. Each staff also cleaned their respective offices during this period.

International programmes in August

Gandhi Smriti and Darshan Samiti in association with Ateneo de Davao University, Philippines organized an e-workshop on, “The significance of Non-violent communication in Understanding the Self” on August 01, 2020. Approximately 97 students from different disciplines such as sociology, psychology and anthropology of the respective university had enthusiastically participated in this interactive session. The session ended with the question-answer round shared in between Dr. Kundu and the participants such as – How can Non-violent communication be applied in this pandemic?; How to convince someone to be positive or to gain compassion if his experience is disrupting him to be positive or be compassionate?, etc. Dr. Kundu answered all of the questions and cleared their doubts one by one.
On August 13, 2020, International Centre of Gandhian Studies and Peace Research of Gandhi Smriti and Darshan Samiti, organized the 4th International E-dialogue on Peace Education – Building a just and Peaceful Future. The programme was mentored by Prof. Vidya Jain (Convenor, Non-Violence Commission, IPRA); chaired by Dr.Janet Gerson (Education Director, International Institute on Peace Education, USA) including individual sessions by Prof. Tony Jenkins (Managing Director, International Institute on Peace Education, USA), Prof Herbert B Rosana (Associate Dean, Graduate School, Bicol University, Philippines) and Dr. Steve Sharra (Education Policy Analyst and Peace Education, Malawi). 62... Read More


As part of its initiative to provide COVID-19 safety kit to different parts of the country as per requirement, the Samiti on August 22, 2020 sent Covid safety kit with 10,000 cotton masks and 200 pieces of oximeter to Bhagalpur, Bihar. The kits are proposed for distribution to Munger, Baka, Bhagalpur and Jamui. Shri Mukund Milind coordinated the programme.

The Samiti in association with the Lupin Human Welfare Organisation, Bharatpur Rajasthan as part of its initiative towards providing Covid-19 safety kit to different parts of the country had sent kits to Bihar for distribution. These safety kits were distributed in a small function in Jamui Bihar on August 23, 2020. The distribution programme for the health workers and social workers was led by senior member of the Farmers and Fertilizer Production Organization Arjun Mandal. Several people including Dr. D K Dhusia, Medical Officer In-charge, Health Manager Shri Mahesh Ranjan were present on the occasion.

The COVID-19 safety kit by GSDS and Lupin Human Welfare Organiation was also distributed in Haveli Kharagpur District of Munger on August 30, 2020. Shri Basant Singh, former advisor to GSDS coordinated this initiative. PPE Kits, masks, oximeter, hand gloves, hand sanitizers, face shields were distributed amongst the villagers and health care workers in Teliadiah.

GSDS and Lupin Human Welfare Organisation distributed Covid-19 safety-kit was also distributed in different districts of Chattisgarh... Read More

Initiatives of GSDS as part of Sankalp Parva

As part of the celebrations to mark the Sankalp Parva, Programme Officer GSDS Dr. Vedabhyas Kundu and Research Officer GSDS Smt. Geeta Shukla planted Banyan and Neem trees in Gandhi Darshan. Housekeeping staffs, volunteers also planted trees in their respective homes. The Samiti has been regularly updating the activities during the Sankalp Parv in the social media such as Twitter, Facebook and Instragram. Further in association with Ped Panchayat, the Samiti planted five life-giving trees on July 6, 2020. Shri Prabod Raj Chandol gifted Bel, Neem, Amla, Bargad and Peepal. Director GSDS Shri Dipanker Shri Gyan also panted the trees on the occasion. Shri Chandol also joined the plantation drive. Dr. Manju Aggarwal coordinated with the Ped Panchayat in getting the trees for the plantation drive. Senior citizens who are members of Ped Panchayat joined the ceremony and planted trees on the occasion. Overall during this period beginning from June 28, 2020 onwards, trees such as Neem, Peepal, Bel, Awla, Baheda, Jamun Anjir, Sharifam flowery plants and Ber were planted. Almost 61 trees were planted.

From Retribution to Restorative Practices Handling Classroom Conflicts using NonViolent Communication

The Samiti in association with the Government College of Education, Institute of Advance Studies in Education (IASE), Cluster University, Srinagar organised a webinar on “From Retribution to Restorative Practices – Handling Classroom Conflicts using Non-Violent Communication” on July 27, 2020. 205 participants took part in the webinar and discussed different aspects and strategies of using nonviolent communication techniques. Prof. (Dr) Ruhi Jan Kanth, Principal Government College of Education, IASE, Kashmir, Director GSDS, Shri Dipanker Shri Gyan and Programme Officer GSDS Dr. Vedabhyas Kundu were the key speakers. The webinar was moderated by Shri Anjuman Qureshi. The programme began with a musical tarana by Mr. Syed Iqbal.

Conference on Why Human Interdependence Matters today to fight Global Environment Crises

The GSDS’ in association with Noble International University (USA) organised an international E-conference on “Why Human Interdependence Matters today to fight Global Environmental Crises” on June 20, 2020 with the following key speakers – Padma Shri Shri Ashok Bhagat, Founder Secretary Vikas Bharati Bishunpur, Jharkhand; Prof. Dr Roger Hansell, President Noble International University (USA); Prof. Dr. Biswajit (Bob) Ganguly, Chancellor & CEO Noble International University (NIU) (USA), President & CEO Noble Institution for Environment Peace (Canada) and Prof. Dr. Marijo Readey, Dean of Studies, NIU, USA. Shri Dipanker Shri Gyan inaugurated the E-conference. 50 participants from in and around the world took part in the discussion. Prof. Tanima Bhattacharjee from Noble University along with Dr. Vedabhyas Kundu Programme Officer GSDS moderated the session.
Giving his welcome address, Shri Dipanker Shri Gya, Director GSDS said that the pandemic has, what he called, “Given us opportunity to connect to the world, understand their culture and traditions and evolve our knowledge base”. He also looked at the positive side that the pandemic has brought back to the environment, which he said has started rejuvenating. He further called for protection of the environment which is now a greater challenge before humankind. Saying that mankind has destroyed environment for their greed, he cautioned, “If the environment gives back in its severity, it will be difficult for... Read More

Meeting on Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Grameen Kaushalya Yojana (DDU-GKY)

Director GSDS Shri Dipanker Shri Gyan convened an on-line meeting on the functioning of a project sanctioned by the Government of Uttar Pradesh under the aegis of the Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Grameen Kaushalya Yojana (DDU-GKY), Ministry of Rural Development (MoRD), Government of India to Gandhi Smriti and Darshan Samiti. The virtual meeting on June 13, 2020 was attended by Shri Basant Singh (Karigar Panchayat); Dr. Vedabhyas Kundu, Programme Officer, GSDS; Shri S A Jamal, former Administrative Officer, GSDS; Shri Rajdeep Pathak, Programme Executive, GSDS; Shri Bishwajit Singh, Project Lead/Head of the sanctioned project with his team of Ms. Pooja Singh, Mr. Chandan Gupta, Mr. Mukund Milind, Ms. Ruby Mishra; Ms. Kanak Kaushik, GSDS and Ms. Prerna Jindal, GSDS.
The meeting began with a presentation by Shri Bishwajit who elaborated on the success story of the Pradhan Mantri Kaushalya Vikas Yojana (PMKVY) that was initiated by the GSDS and almost 2000 auto drivers from Champaran Bihar plying their autos in Delhi were trained along with another 2000 auto drivers who were trained in the second phase in 2018-19. He mentioned that it was not just a training that catered to their certification and assessment (as per the RPL program), an overall development in terms of their education, health and finance management was also taken care. He mentioned that for the first time the auto drivers felt empowered with their certification and when their children were enrolled with the IGNOU... Read More

Strategies of conflict resolution in classroom, an exploration discussed in e-workshop

A two-day e-workshop on “Strategies of Conflict Resolution in Classroom” was organised by Gandhi Smriti and Darshan Samiti on June 9-10, 2020 for students and teachers of different colleges and universities across the country. Dr. Sazia Mansoori, Assistant Professor Aligarh Muslim University was one of the key speakers along with Shri Dipanker Shri Gyan, Director GSDS who gave an introductory address to the webinar; and Dr. Vedabhyas Kundu, Programme Officer, GSDS. The Webinar underlined the necessity for an effective measure to be taken in the classrooms and establish a cultural of peace & making connection with students for a healthy environment. 45 participants took part in the two-day e-workshop.
Delivering the webinar’s keynote lecture Dr. Vedabhyas Kundu, Programme Officer, GSDS explained the different dimensions of conflict resolution in classrooms via using non violent communication techniques. He talked on how conflict management helps in reducing stress and friction and referred to the Gandhian approach of non-violent communication skills. He further said that Mahatma Gandhi was one of the greatest volunteers. He talked on gandhian approach of volunteering.
Dr. Kundu further observed that in today’s scenario one can only calm a confronting situation by controlling one’s thoughts and actions by avoiding stereotypes, evaluating language and be more empathetic towards others. Dr. Kundu integrated the nonviolent communication techniques with media... Read More

Need to shift from problem based to solution based journalism: K G Suresh

Senor journalist, columnist, academician and former Director General of Indian Institute of Mass Communication, New Delhi, Prof. K G Suresh stressed the urgent need to shift from problem-based journalism to solution-based journalism. He even proposed to draw the framework of such courses in media education. Prof. Suresh was speaking at a Webinar on “Non-Violent Communication” (NVC) organised by the largest journalists’ organisation of the National Capital, Delhi Journalists Association (DJA) in association with Gandhi Smriti and Darshan Samiti on May 27, 2020. Delhi Journalists Association (India) proposed to take the discussion on NVC to all over the country.
The prominent speakers who joined the discussion included Dr. Vedabhyas Kundu, Programme officer GSDS; Shri Manoj Mishra, President, National Union of Journalist (India); Shri Umesh Chaturvedi, journalist, author and researcher; Dr. Pramod Kumar, author and social thinker, Shri Manohar Singh, Chairman Delhi Journalist Association and Shri Amlesh Raju, General Secretary, Delhi Journalist Association. Around 30 participants mostly academics, journalists, social workers, educationists from Chandigarh, Bihar, Delhi, Indore and Rajasthan took part in the webinar. The discussion was moderated by Shri Manohar Singh.
Initiating the discussion, Dr. Vedabhyas Kundu spoke of the elements of Non Violent Communication (NVC) in context of Indian culture and also stated the Buddhist principles of coexistence and... Read More

District Administration Dholpur receives 70000 masks from GSDS Lupin Srijan centre

District Administration Dholpur received 70000 masks from the GSDS-Lupin Srijan training-cum-production centre as part of the initiative of the Samiti to produce masks in this time of the Covid-19 Pandemic. The masks were handed over to the DM during May 2020 for free distribution to the poor and needy. This work has been done under the supervision of Shri Sita Ram Gupta, Executive Director Lupin Human Welfare Foundation. The centre since the outbreak of the Pandemic and lockdown has been producing masks and distributing it to the needy in the nearby localities, township, anganvadis, schools, etc. Srijan Garment Production Stitching and Training Centre was established by GSDS in association with Lupin Human Welfare Foundation in Bharatpur, Dholpur in Rajasthan as part of the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi.

Strengthening Immunity during Pandemic

Good Immunity is the most essential key measure that one must take care to fight with any form of viruses in our lives. The Covid-19 pandemic has focused on the role of the immune system more than ever before. The significance of good immune system and how to develop a good and strong immune system was discussed in an online Webinar on the theme “Boosting Immunity and Maintaining Health with Alternate Medicine”, organized by Gandhi Samiti and Darshan Samiti on May 23, 2020. The webinar included 80 members including health experts, students, trainees, academics yogacharyas and GSDS staff members. Rajdeep Pathak, Programme Executive GSDS moderated the session. Shri Pankaj Sharma, Technical Associate GSDS provided technical support by hosting this session.
Initiating the discussion, Director GSDS, Shri Dipanker Shri Gyan spoke about the growing concern of health amongst children and adults and people in general in this time of coronavirus that has engulfed humanity. He also highlighted the benefits of nature cure treatment and said how Mahatma Gandhi strongly believed in this whole form of cure which he applied to himself, his wife and also his children whenever they required.
Delivering the online interactive lecture Dr. Manju Rani Aggarwal, from the NITRD (National Institute of Tuberculosis and Respiratory Diseases) shared valuable inputs about different types of “pranayama” (Yoga) to stay safe and healthy and boost immunity. She reflected on several asanas... Read More

Relationship Management during lockdown using Nonviolent Communication

Nonviolent Communication offers individuals strategies to fight the challenges emerging out of relationship and stress management issues accentuated by the Covid-19 crisis. At a time when large number of individuals finds themselves in lockdown due to the Coronavirus, many people are experiencing increasing friction and strain in relationship with those who are staying around them continuously. The significance of nonviolent communication in such situations was discussed at a webinar organized by Gandhi Smriti and Darshan Samiti and Delhi Metropolitan Education on May 22, 2020. 163 participants took part in this webinar.
Delivering the Webinar lecture, Dr Vedabhyas Kundu, Programme Officer, Gandhi Smriti and Darshan Samiti (GSDS) discussed the different elements of nonviolent communication and how these could be used in relationship management during these times of lockdown. The Dean of Delhi Metropolitan Education, Dr Ambrish Saxena moderated the session.
The session talked about the stress on relationship management and friction in families due to lockdown. It stated Gandhian Pillars of nonviolence- mutual respect, understanding, acceptance, appreciation and compassion.
The webinar included 255 participants including Counselors, Spiritual healers, Life- coaches, Students, Relationship experts giving their advice to people in psychological distress due to pandemic in different ways.
Dr. Vedabhyas Kundu, conversed about importance of non violent... Read More

कौशल भारत

ऑटो चालक से सद्भावना राजदूत: अद्भ ुत परिवर्तन की गाथा

सौ साल पहले, गांधीजी दिल्ली से चम्पारण गए थे, जहां भारत को ‘स्वतंत्रता संग्राम के प्रथम शक्तिशाली हथियार के रूप में सत्याग्रह’ प्राप्त हुआ। आजादी के बाद हजारों लोग रोजगार की तलाश में चम्पारण से दिल्ली आए।

इसलिए, चम्पारण सत्याग्रह के शताब्दी वर्ष में गांधीजी को ‘‘कार्याजली’’ स्वरूप गांधी स्मृति एवं दर्शन समिति ने दिल्ली और एनसीआर में कार्यरत चम्पारण आॅटो चालकों के जीवन में समग्र परिवर्तन लाने का निर्णय लिया। इसके तहत उन्हें क्षमता निर्माण के गुर सिखाए जा रहे हैं, जिससे उनका जीवन स्तर तो सुधरेगा ही, साथ ही राष्ट्रीय राजधानी में सैलानियों को भी यात्रा का अच्छा अनुभव मिलेगा। दिलचस्प तथ्य यह है कि दिल्ली एनसीआर में चम्पारण निवासी आॅटो चालकों की खासी तादाद है, इसलिए समिति ने चम्पारण के आॅटो चालकों की आजीविका और व्यवसाय के स्तर का एक सर्वेक्षण करवाया। उसके परिणामों के आधार पर समिति ने कौशल विकास मंत्रालय के प्रधानमंत्री कौशल विकास कार्यक्रम के तहत चालकों के पूर्व कौशल को मान्यता देना आरंभ किया।

इसके अतिरिक्त बिस्वजीत सिंह के नेत्रत्व में और विश्वास गौतम, पूजा सिंह, चन्दन गुप्ता, आशीष मिश्रा और मौसमी कुमारी के सहयोग से समिति की कौशल विकास टीम ने जीवन कौशल प्रशिक्षण की परिकल्पना का सृजन किया और उन्हें लागू करवाया। जो पूर्व कौशल मान्यता कार्यक्रम का मुख्य आकर्षण है। यह आॅटो चालकों के व्यवसाय संबंधी कार्यों का ही प्रबंधन नहीं करता, अपितु उनके उज्जवल भविष्य हेतु वित्तीय, साख, परिवार, स्वास्थ्य और सुरक्षा का भी प्रबंधन करता है।
परिवहन मंत्रालय द्वारा निजी और व्यवसायिक वाहनों के लाइसेंस के अंतर को खत्म... Read More

बच्चों के नजरिए से गांधी को समझना-इतिहास के साथ परिचर्चात्मक सत्र

समिति की ओर से इतिहास (भारतीय परंपरा विरासत समाज) के विद्यार्थियों के लिए गांधी दर्शन परिसर में 23 मई, 2018 को एक परिचर्चा का आयोजन किया गया। ये विद्यार्थी अपने समर प्रोजेक्ट के तहत गांधीजी के संदेशों और उनके जीवन को समझने आए थे।

इतिहास की संस्थापक निदेशक स्मिता वत्स के नेत्रत्व में विद्यार्थियों ने राष्ट्रीय गांधी संग्रहालय में इटर्नशिप कार्यक्रम में भाग लिया। उन्होंने अनुभूति की कि गांधी दर्शन संग्रहालय का अवलोकन कर, उन्होंने गांधीजी की मोहन से महात्मा बनने की यात्रा का अनुभव किया है।

इस अवसर पर प्रतिभागियों को संबोधित करते हुए समिति निदेशक श्री दीपंकर श्री ज्ञान ने गांधीजी की अनेक विशेषताओं की चर्चा की। उन्होंने गांधीजी के जीवन के उदाहरणों का जिक्र करते हुए विद्यार्थियों को ईमानदारी और साहस को अपने जीवन में भरने का आहवान किया। निदेशक ने प्रतिभागियों के लिए पूजनीय दलाई लामा द्वारा विकसित खेल ‘‘स्वयं को जानो’’ का संचालन भी किया, जिसे विद्यार्थियों ने काफी आनंदित किया।

समिति के कार्यक्रम कार्यकारी श्री राजदीप पाठक ने समिति की गतिविधियों की जानकारी देते हुए कहा कि बच्चों को स्कूलों में मोनिया क्लब स्थापित करने चाहिए। यह क्लब बच्चों की रचनात्मक गतिविधियों का एक अच्छा केन्द्र बन सकता है।

इससे पूर्व विद्यार्थियों ने गांधी दर्शन परिसर का अवलोकन किया और गांधीजी के बारे में जाना। परिचर्चा का समापन धन्यवाद प्रस्ताव के साथ हुआ।

धनक, रंग तरंग ग्रीष्मकालीन कार्यशाला का आयोजन

गांधी स्मृति और दर्शन समिति और जमघट (गली के बच्चों का एक समूह) के संयुक्त तत्वावधान में गांधी दर्शन में धनक रंग तरंग कार्यशाला का आयोजन 11 से 30 जून 2018 को किया गया। इसमें राजधानी के विभिन्न क्षेत्रों से आए 21 बच्चों ने भाग लिया। कार्यशाला में सुश्री नेहा गर्ग, सुश्री सुनिता भट्ट, सुश्री अनिता महतो सेवा प्रदाता थीं।

इस कार्यशाला का उद्देश्य लोकतंत्र के मूल्यों, शांति, करूणा, अहिंसा, टीम निर्माण और शिक्षा को बढ़ाना देना था। इसमें बच्चों की छुपी प्रतिभा को उभारने के लिए अनेक गतिविधियां संचालित की गई, उन्हें वास्तविक जीवन में आने वाली समस्या से जोड़ने के लिए खेल करवाए गए और सलाह देने के लिए प्रेरित किया गया, उनके क्रोध को बिना किसी विध्वंस के सकारात्मक दिशा की ओर मोडा गया।

कार्यक्रम में गांधीजी के मूल्यों यथा, सत्य, अहिंसा, सहयोग, एकता और स्वशासन पर चर्चा की गई। प्रतिभागियों को राजघाट स्थित गांधी समाधि, गांधी दर्शन संग्रहालय और गांधी स्मृति का दौरा करवाया गया और उन्हें गांधीजी के जीवन की जानकारी दी गई। समूह गान, पत्थर चित्रकला, स्केचिंग, क्ले माॅडलिंग भी इस मौके पर करवाई गई। बच्चों ने गांधी दर्शन स्थित प्रदर्शनी ‘मेरा जीवन ही मेरा संदेश है’ के दौरे के दौरान श्रमदान अभियान भी चलाया और समिति के बगीचा क्षेत्र की सफाई की। इस कार्यशाला का उद्देश्य बच्चों में गांधीजी के आचार-विचारों को आत्मसात करवाना और आवश्यकता पड़ने पर उन्हें लागू करना था-उदाहरण के लिए जब वे किसी वाद-विवाद और झगड़े के चक्कर में पड़ते हैं, अपनी संपत्ति को दूसरों के साथ बांटते हैं, व्यक्तिगत टिप्पणी से बचते हैं, अपने दोस्तों के बीच के विवादों या अपने विवादों को दूर करते हैं।

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ग्रीष्मकालीन स्कूल 'भारत के मेरे सपनों' पर आयोजित किया गया

दिल्ली विश्वविद्यालय स्थित गांधी भवन और गांधी स्मृ ति और दर्शन समिति के तत्वावधान में 19 जुलाई 2018 को समर स्कूल का सफलापूर्वक समापन हुआ। इसका विषय मोहनदास कर्मचंद गांधी की पुस्तक ‘मेरे सपनों का भारत’ पर आधारित था। इस समर स्कूल का शुभारंभ 9 जुलाई, 2018 को हुआ था।

कार्यक्रम के उद्घाटन अवसर पर 9 जुलाई को गांधी भवन, दिल्ली विश्वविद्यालय के निदेशक प्रो. रमेश भारद्वाज ने स्वागत भाषण प्रस्तुत किया। कार्यक्रम के मुख्य अतिथि गांधीवादी विचारक डाॅ. बजरंग गुप्ता थे, अध्यक्षता ओपन लर्निग स्कूल, दिल्ली विश्वविद्यालय के कार्यकारी निदेशक प्रो. एच.सी. पोखरियाल ने की।

इस कार्यक्रम में विभिन्न क्षेत्रों के संसाधन व्यक्तियों को ‘मेरे सपनों का भारत’ के संदर्भ में व्याख्यान/परिचर्चा/वार्ता के लिए बुलाया गया। इस मौके पर निम्नलिखित विषयों पर चर्चा की गई-

  1. आर्थिक विचार, शिक्षा और संस्कृति
  2. स्वदेशी, ग्राम स्वराज, महिलाएं
  3. पुनर्निर्माण, युवा और समाज
  4. राष्ट्रवाद और समाजवाद
  5. स्वच्छाग्रह और सामाजिक न्याय

इस अवसर पर डाॅ. अतुल कोठारी, शिक्षाविद, डाॅ. प्रमोद कुमार पत्रकार, डाॅ. अश्विनी महाजन, श्री रामचन्द्र राही अध्यक्ष गांधी स्मारक निधि राजघाट, नई दिल्ली, डाॅ. मोहन चन्द्र पत्रकार, डाॅ. बिन्देश्वर पाठक संस्थापक, सुलभ इंटरनेशनल सामाजिक सेवा संस्थान, श्री कुमार प्रशान्त, अध्यक्ष गांधी शांति संस्थान नई दिल्ली, डाॅ. रविंदर अग्रवाल पत्रकार और डाॅ. पवन सिन्हा, मोतीलाल नेहरू काॅलेज, दिल्ली विश्वविद्यालय बतौर वक्ता उपस्थित थे।

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