A three-day brainstorming session on “Nai Talim and Basic Education” of Mahatma Gandhi was organized from November 21-23, 2019 in Vrindavan basic school The programme was organised in association with the Center for Innovation in Public Systems (CIPS), Patna.
The program was inaugurated by Chief Guest Prof. Upendra Reddy from the Center for Innovation in Public System; former DEO, Shri Lal Babu Mishra, Shri Dipankar Shri Gyan, Director, GSDS and other guests.
In this program, a detailed discussion on Mahatma Gandhi's ‘Nai Talim and Basic Education’ system was held for two days in which about 100 participants took part in which, including former and current headmen, principals of basic schools, District Education Officers, senior educationists of the area were present. Teachers working in the basic schools were also present.
Discussions on how to convert basic schools into model schools so that the children could be connected with the basic education of Gandhiji along with the current pattern of education were held. All present gave their suggestions on this subject.
Further, a meeting was held on November 23 at Bihar Vidyapeeth, Sadaqat Ashram, Patna to consider and implement these suggestions. Representative of both GSDS and CIPS were present. Director GSDS was also present on the occasion.
Patna Discussion on new invocations for making Basic Schools as Schools of Excellence organised
A three-day brainstorming session on “Nai Talim and Basic Education” of Mahatma Gandhi was organized from November 21-23, 2019 in Vrindavan basic school The programme was organised in association with the Center for Innovation in Public Systems (CIPS), Patna.
Programme on Gandhian Approach to Rural Development and Management
The Samiti in association with the Department of Personnel Management and Industrial Relations, Patna University organized a one-day seminar on “Gandhian Approach to Rural Development and Management” on November 23, 2019. The speakers at the seminar were: Mr Dipanker Shri Gyan, Director, GSDS; Prof Avinash Kumar Singh, NIUPA, New Delhi; Prof Upendra Reddy, Advisor, CIPS, Hyderabad; and Dr Vedabhyas Kundu, Programme Officer, GSDS.
Different dimensions of Gandhian approach to rural development were discussed in the seminar and the students came up with their own reflections on how Gandhian philosophy was critical for village self-development.
Training in Nonviolent Communication
A half-day training session on nonviolent communication was organized for students of Arcade Business School, Patna, Bihar by the Samiti. The Samiti’s Programme Officer, Dr Vedabhyas Kundu conducted the programme.
Another a half-day training session on ‘nonviolent communication’ was organized for students of Indian School of Business, Patna, Bihar by the Samiti. The Samiti’s Programme Officer, Dr Vedabhyas Kundu conducted the programme.
Farewell to Shri Moonga Lal
Shri Moongalal was given a befitting farewell by Director GSDS, Shri Dipanker Shri Gyan on November 30, 2019. Shri S A Jamal, Administrative Officer GSDS was also present on the occasion. Shri Moongalal served the GSDS for 36 years since 1983, first as a daily wager and then as a permanent employee as a security guard. Shri Moongalal hence retirement, has volunteered to continue to serve GSDS. Old colleagues of Shri Moongalal remembered him as a caring person, always with a smile and punctual.
Prize Distribution Ceremony of Hindi Pakhwara organised
The Samiti organised the prize distribution ceremony of the Hindi Pakhwara on November 27, 2019 in Gandhi Darshan, Rajghat. Shri Ved Prakash Gaur, Director, Rajbhasha, Ministry of Culture who was the chief guest on the occasion distributed the prizes to the winners of the Hindi Pakhwara that was organised by the GSDS in September 2019.
Speaking on the occasion, Shri Ved Prakash Gaur expressed his happiness that the GSDS is taking initiatives towards promotion and use of Hindi language in daily functioning in the office. He said that information about such efforts should be sent to the Ministry of Culture and also due publicity should be made so that information is generated. Director GSDS, Shri Dipanker Shri Gyan was also present on the occasion.
Participants who received their prizes also narrated poems on the occasion. Prizes were awarded in different categories which are as under:
1. Essay Writing – Group A
a. Ram Singh Chauhan – First Prize
b. Vijay Kumar – Second Prize
c. Dharamraj Kumar – Third Prize
d. Ms. Sashiprabha, Ms. Shakuntala and Ms. Renu – Consolation Prizes
2. Essay Writing – Group B
a. Shri Rakesh Sharma – First Prize
b. Shri Sunil Kumar – Second Prize
c. Shri Manish – Third Prize
d. Ms. Ruby Tiwari, Shri Rohit Kumar, Ms Suman Narang – Consolation Prizes
3. Poetry Writing – Group A
a. Shri Dharamraj Kumar – First Prize
b. Shri Vijay Kumar – Second Prize
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“70th anniversary of the Constitution of India” A fearless person can only serve humanity: Laxmi Dass
143 students drawn from 12 schools of Delhi and NCR including students of Symbosis Law School took part in a dialogue on “Fundamental Duties and Moral Values” as part of the celebrations to mark the 70th anniversary of the Constitution of India. The programme was organized by Gandhi Smriti and Darshan Samiti in Gandhi Darshan, on November 26, 2019 Rajghat. Shri Laxmi Dass, EC Member GSDS and Vice President Harijan Sevak Sangh and Shri Biraja Mahapatra, senior Advocate, Supreme Court of India.
Addressing the students, Shri Biraja Mahapatra, who is also the Founder Director of ‘Build India Group’, asked the students to develop a sense of ownership. Quoting the ‘Preamble’ Shri Biraja Mahapatra emphasized on the word ‘ourselves’ and said, “We give this Constitution to ourselves’ and, therefore, “It is our moral, social, ethical and fundamental responsibility and duty to own it and respect it and dedicate our service towards humankind”.
Calling this day as the ‘citizens day’ in its true spirit, Shri Mahapatra asserted that the students should try to become true citizens of their motherland or soil, for only then they will be able to understand the roots and the fragrance of the soil”. Asking the students to think of the whole country as the ground of activity, he concluded by stating: “My health is country’s wealth”, which the students also repeated.
In his address, Shri Laxmi Dass spoke about the importance of mother tongue and how that binds one to one’s... Read More
Descendents of Leo Tolstoy visit Gandhi Darshan
Ms. Tolstaya Ekaterina, Mr. Andrey Tolstoy, great-great grandson of Leo Tolstoy descendents of Leo Tolstoy from the Museum Estate – Leo Tolstoy Museum in Russia “Yasnaya Polyana” along with a nine member delegation visited Gandhi Darshan on November 20, 2019. The delegation was welcomed by Shri Laxmi Dass, EC Member of GSDS. A tour was also conducted in Gandhi Darshan in the pavilion “My Life is My Message.”
Discussion: ‘Pallavan’ organised
A one day discussion ‘Pallavan’ was organized at Satyagraha Mandap, Gandhi Darshan by the Samiti in association with Sanskar Bharati on November17, 2019.
The ‘Pallavan’ was a gathering of eminent personalities from severe art fields i.e. Literature, Music (Instrumental and Vocal), Folk and Classical Dance, Sculpture, Fine Art, Journalism and Social Workers. The programme was attended by more than 350 artists from Delhi-NCR region. The discussion was based on preservation and promotion of Indian cultural heritage.
Shri Prahlad Singh Patel (HCM & VC, GSDS) inaugurated the programme along with Dr. Sonal Mansingh (Eminent Dance Guru), Dr. Rajeshwar Acharya (Hindustani Classical Vocalist) and Shri Dipanker Shri Gyan (Director, GSDS).
Some of the eminent personalities who attended the programme were Shri Adwaita Gadanayaka (Director General, NGMA), Dr. Sachchidananda Joshi (Member Secretary, IGNCA), Shri D.P Sinha (Eminent Writer & Historian), Dr. Saroja Vaidyanathan (Bharatnatyam Guru), Shri Rajesh Chetan (Eminent Poet), Shri Bankelal Gaur, Shri Amirchand, Smt. Dr. Swarananil Dubey and others.
India-Guatemala towards Peace and Non-violence
A similar programme in this series was organized cultural programme – “Music for Peace” in collaboration with the Embassy of Guatemala to India at Gandhi Smriti on November 18, 2019. Almost 100 participants took part in the programme that included students of Bharatiya Vidya Bhawan’s Mehta Vidyalaya. The dignitaries of the function included His Excellency Mr. Giovanni René Castillo, the Guatemalan Ambassador to India, Mr. Esmaylin Thomas Daniel Gómez, the First Secretary and Consul, and Dr. Anju Tandon, Principal of Bhartiya Vidya Bhawan’s Mehta Vidyalaya. Wife of the Ambassador of Guatemala Madam Leslie Castillo was also present on the occasion.
His Excellency acknowledged the whole idea of the program with great importance as it celebrated in accord with the three great events – 21st October as Revolution of 1944 of Guatemala, 13th November on which the Guatemalan Civil War started against the leftists, and 16th November as an International Day for Tolerance. He encouraged the people to materialize the values of peace, self-respect, and social justice by quoting one of the Mahatma’s sayings, “An eye for an eye only ends up in making the whole world blind”. As an ambassador of Guatemala, the Excellency talked about the importance of dialogue between people to maintain peace and avoid genocides that took thousands of lives leaving behind grief. The video exhibited by the Secretary on the occasion explained the series of actions that took place in Guatemala to... Read More
In the path of Mahatma Gandhi India-Bolivia towards Peace and Non-violence
As a part of the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, the Samiti has started an initiative “In the Path of Mahatma Gandhi” to reach out to different sections of the society – both within the country and globally to propagate the message of the Mahatma.
In this context, the Samiti had a cultural program – Music for Peace in collaboration with the Embassy of the Plurinational State of Bolivia to India at Gandhi Smriti on November 13, 2019. The dignitaries included: His Excellency Mr. Juan Cortaz Rojas, the Bolivian Ambassador to India, Shri Laxmi Dass, the EC Member of GSDS, Shri Dipanker Shri Gyan, Director, GSDS, Mr. Ricardo Calla, former Minister of Indigenous People’s Affairs (BOLIVIA), and Madam Jenny Cardenas with her musical troupe- Capihuaras form Bolivia. Children from Gaurs International School and Blue Bells School, Gurugram took part in the programme.
The relevance of the philosophies of Mahatma Gandhi in the contemporary world especially, in the international realm was the key agenda of the programme.
The message of peace was in the lyrics of the songs sung and composed by Madam Jenny who shared her experience of losing her father and the grand-father who were the soldiers in the Chaco War between Bolivia and Paraguay. She also expressed her deepest concern over Non- Violence in modern times and how the two countries settle to the foundation.
The former minister of Bolivia, Mr. Ricardo mentioned the Gandhian movement of Non-... Read More
Celebration of 50 years of Gandhi Darshan
The retired staff of the Samiti joined in a celebration of the 50 years of the establishment of Gandhi Darshan on November 16, 2019 in Gandhi Darshan. The programme entitled Gandhi Darshan Milan Samaroh witnessed experience sharing of the birth centenary celebrations of Mahatma Gandhi. They also sang the favourite bhajans of Mahatma Gandhi and Ram Dhun. Smt. Hena Chakraborty, Smt. Shobha Girdhar, Smt. Shashwati Jhalani, Shri Brij Narain, Shri Shivnandan, Smt. Prabha Kawde, Shri Hari Singh, Shri Ram Janam Ram, Dr. Sita Ojha, Smt. Sunanda Tyagi, Smt. Krishna Samajdar, Shri Pinto, Shri Tkahur, Shri Bhasin, Smt. Gunjan, Smt. Jaya Raheja, Smt. Sharda Tyagi, Smt. Pratibha Nigam, Shri Jagdish and others were present.
Director GSDS, Shri Dipanker Shri Gyan, Administrative Officer Shri S. A. Jamal and Programme Officer, Dr. Vedabhyas Kundu joined the celebration and lighted fifty candles on the occasion.
Vimarsh 2019 discusses issues of development
The Samiti in association with “Vimarsh” organized a three-day discussion on various issues of development during the three-day seminar held in Gandhi Darshan in association with the GSDS from November 2-4, 2019. Scholars, academicians, litterateurs took part in the three-day programme.
In the several sessions discussions were held on various published books; four sessions on issues of Women such as “Role of Women for Awakened Bharat”, “Women in News: Strengthening Women’s Voices and Representatives in News”; “Gender Health”, “Social Media Warriors”, success stories were held.
Discussions on Arts, Social Science, Language, Literature, Science, etc were held. Open discussions were organized on “Indic thoughts vs unindic thoughts”; Nationalism in the context of media and literature” and so on.
Sessions on “Revisiting Golden Triangle: National Security and Personal Liberty”, “Techno Nationalism”; were also discussed.
Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi visits Gandhi Smriti with German Chancellor Dr. Angella Merkel
Hon’ble Prime Minister of India Shri Narendra Modi visited Gandhi Smriti with German Chancellor H.E. Dr. Angela Merkel on November 1, 2019. The Prime Minister received the German Chancellor in front of the statue of Mahatma Gandhi sculpted by renowned artist Padma Bhushan Shri Ram Sutar.
Explaining the significance of the place, Prime Minister informed Dr. Merkel that the Smriti is located at the site where Mahatma Gandhi spent the last few months of his life and was assassinated on January 30, 1948.
The world leaders then visited the museum and saw sketches and paintings made by renowned artist Shri Upendra Maharathi and Indo-Hungarian painter Elizabeth Brunner, a student of Shri Nandalal Bose of Santiniketan. They walked through a digital gallery curated by Shri Birad RajaramYajnik, based on the twin themes of Ahimsa and Satyagraha.
The leaders thereafter visited various digital installations in the museum including audio testimonial to Mahatma Gandhi by Albert Einstein and the interactive kiosk displaying the rendition of the song ‘Vaishnava Jana To’, sung in 107 countries an initiative of the Government of India as part of the celebrations to mark the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi.
Hon’ble Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi and German Chancellor Dr.Angela Merkel then paid homage to Mahatma Gandhi at the Martyr’s Column and offered floral tributes. A Gandhi Bust and Charkha was also presented by the hon’ble Prime Minister of India to... Read More
Mahatma Gandhi brought to life in Paris: Mahatma's life-sized hologram participates at Ahinsa lecture
The UNESCO Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Education for Peace and Sustainable Development (MGIEP), in cooperation with the Permanent Delegation of India, and Gandhi Smriti and Darshan Samiti hosted the fourth Ahinsa Lecture, featuring a dialogue between panelists and a life-size hologram of Mahatma Gandhi, on progress towards the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) for education. The dialogue was on progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) for education.
It was opened by the Ambassador of India to France and Permanent Representative of India to UNESCO, His Excellency, Mr. Vinay Mohan Kwatra and the Assistant Director-General Priority Africa and External Relations, UNESCO, Mr Firmin Edouard Matoko. Mr. Anantha Duraiappah Director UNESCO MGIEP moderated the discussion about the importance of Gandhi’s philosophy of education for human flourishing.
The event attracted about 1000 people, including youth, educators, academics, policy-makers and delegates from several member states of UNESCO.
The Ahinsa dialogue, held on October 1, 2019 at Room No. 1, UNESCO Headquarters in Paris, commemorated the International Day of Non-Violence on October 2 which marks Gandhi's 150th birth anniversary. 400 people attended the lecture and more than 20000 logged in online.
Indian Ambassador Shri Kwatra opened the discussion highlighting the importance of promoting Gandhian values of education. His remarks set the tone for a highly engaging dialogue between... Read More
Special session with Hon’ble Members of Chattisgarh Legislative Assembly
A special session on “Understanding Gandhi” was held in Chattisgarh Legislative Assembly for the hon’ble Members of the Vidhan Sabha on October 3, 2019 for celebrating the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi. Eminent Gandhian and Vice President of Harijan Sevak Sangh Shri Laxmi Dass was the main speaker on the occasion. As the Executive Member of the GSDS, Shri Laxmi Dass spoke on the “Importance of Gandhian Thought in Contemporary Society”. Hon’ble Speaker Shri Charan Das Mahant graced the occasion. A big wooden charkha was also presented by the GSDS on the occasion.
At another special programme as part of the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, Hon’ble Governor of Chattisgarh, Smt. Anusuiya Uikey inaugurated an exhibition on “Mohan Se Mahatma” developed by GSDS on the occasion. Shri Bhupesh Baghel, hon’ble Chief Minister of Chattisgarh and Shri Charan Das Mahant, hon’ble Speaker Chattisgarh Legislative Assembly also graced the occasion.
Mahatma Gandhi and Tradition Farming – A dialogue
The Samiti organized a two-day dialogue on “Mahatma Gandhi and Traditional Farming” (Mahatma Gandhi evam Paramparik Krishi) in Jor Ki Dhani, Godham Village Pist Katrathal, District Sikar, Rajasthan on October 6-7, 2019. Director GSDS Shri Dipanker Shri Gyan addressed the gathering of about 145 participants from the village. Shri Basant, former advisor GSDS also spoke on the occasion. Local organizer Shri Kan Singh Nirvan coordinated the two-day programme. Shri Yatender Singh from GSDS also attended the programme.
Exhibition on Mahatma Gandhi’s life in Muzaffarpur-Anand Vihar Sapt Kranti Express
The East Central Railway zone of Indian Railways paid tribute to Mahatma Gandhi on his 150th birth anniversary by converting an express train to a veritable exhibition on the transformation of "Mohan to Mahatma". The “Muzaffarpur-Anand Vihar Sapt Kranti Express” chugged off from Muzaffarpur with upgraded coaches. These coaches were painted and affixed with photographs and information on various events of Gandhiji's life. This exhibition was curated by Gandhi Smriti and Darshan Samiti and was inaugurated on October 2, 2019 by hon’ble Member of Parliament, Shri Radha Mohan Singh.
"I am thankful to the Railways for coming up with such a novel idea for paying tributes to Mahatma Gandhi whose links with Champaran and Motihari are recorded in history," Hon’ble Member of Parliament Shri Radha Mohan Singh said during a function that was organised after the train reached Bapu Dham Motihari station in East Champaran district. Shri Radha Mohan Singh also flagged off the “Muzaffarpur-Anand Vihar Sapt Kranti Express”
Shri Radha Mohan Singh, who is also the chairman of the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Railways, said the Bihar government also deserves commendation for taking up the face-lift of various spots in the state which have been associated with Gandhi.
Earlier, a cleanliness campaign/drive was organized on October 2, 2019 from Gandhi Chowk to Bapu Dham Railway Station Motihari via the Mahatma Gandhi Marg in Motihari in which almost 1000 people took part... Read More
Gandhi Jayanti celebrated at Palwal
The Samiti in collaboration with Gandhi Sewa Ashram Trust, Palwal Haryana organized a public event to celebrate the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi on October 2, 2019 in Palwal, Haryana. The programme began with yoga by the acharyas from the Arya Samaj. Mr. Devi Charan Mangala, President, Gandhi Sewa Ashram was present on the occasion. More than 300 people attended the programme.
Sub-Divisional Magistrate (SDM) Shri Jitendra Kumar was the special invitee and District Education Officer, Palwal, Mr. Ashok Baghel was the chief guest of the occasion. Mr. Gulshan Gupta from Gandhi Smriti and Darshan Samiti was also present in the programme.
Students from different schools presented their cultural performances including a play on Swachhata. A mannequin made of plastic named ‘Kachra Mantri’ was an attraction point showcasing the message of no to use plastic.
Moniya se Mahatma Gandhi Quiz at Mygov.in and Doordarshan September-October 2019
To mark the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, Gandhi Smriti and Darshan Samiti and Doordarshan has jointly organized “Moniya se Mahatma Tak” Quiz at MyGov.in. The two target two groups were Moniya (for the age group of 16 to 30years) and Mahatma (for the age group of 50-70years), respectively. The whole event was divided into two parts viz. Preliminary Quiz at MyGov.in which was organized from August 22, 2019 to September 10,2019and further Final rounds which are recorded and currently running weekly at Doordarshan.
After three weeks of Preliminary quiz at MyGov.in, 24 participants (4 top scorers from the six zones) from the Moniya category and 24 participants (4 top scorers from the six zones) from the Mahatma Category from approximately 80,000 participants in total were selected and thence further called up to Delhi for the next rounds.
After the four day game played from September 26-29,2019, three final winners were selected which are Mr.Mukesh Nemani, Mr.Smruti Ranjan ,Mr. Praveen Kr Jha and they were awarded with the prize money of Rs. 1,00,000, Rs.75,000 and Rs.50,000, respectively by Shri Dipanker Shri Gyan, Director GSDS.
The quiz anchored by Ms. Richa Anirudh has been running on Doordarshan weekly for two months. The joint team of Doordarshan and GSDS including Dr. K. Padmavathi , Dr. Vedabhyas Kundu ,Dr. Sailaja Gullapalli, Shri Praveen Dutt Sharma , Shri Pankaj Chaubey and Ms. Kanak successfully organized the event.
“Run For Unity” organized on 144th birth anniversary of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel
Almost 225 participants took part in the “Run For Unity” eight kilometer race organized in Gandhi Darshan to commemorate the 144th birth anniversary of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel on October 31, 2019. The “Run For Unity” was led by Asian Marathon Champion Dr. Mrs Sunita Godara. GSDS Programme Officer Dr. Vedabhyas Kundu along with other staff took part in the programme. Besides doctors, professionals, advocate, businessmen and many national level athletes took part in the programme. An “Integrity” and “National Unity” (Rashtriya Ekta) pledge was also administered on the occasion to the participants. The programme received an overwhelming response from the participants with the Zumba fitness team.
Exhibition at Hotel Ashok, New Delhi
As part of the celebrations to mark the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, the Samiti set up an exhibition on “Mohan Se Mahatma” in The Ashok International at Chanakyapuri from September 30 to October 3, 2019. Books on and by Mahatma Gandhi and other allied subjects were displayed during this period. A Khadi stall by Srijan GSDS was another attraction of the programme. Shri Mohan and Shri Shyam Lal represented the Samiti to this book fair-cum-exhibition.
Pledge administered as part of observance of Vigilance Awareness Week
Director GSDS Shri Dipanker Shri Gyan administered the pledge of honesty and integrity and transparency as part of the observance of the “Vigilance Awareness Week” in Gandhi Darshan on October 28, 2019. Administrative Officer Shri S A Jamal was also present on the occasion.
Creativity with colours marks Diwali Celebrations
GSDS staff joined in the mood celebrating the festival of lights by decorating their respective departments with beautiful and colourful designs (rangoli). The celebration on October 25, 2019 culminated with a cultural programme coordinated by Ms. Kanak, Ms. Prerna and Ms. Mansi. Director GSDS Shri Dipanker Shri Gyan awarded the best rangoli design to Ms. Shubhangi Girdhar.
International Seminar on “Mahatma Gandhi across Boundaries”
Gandhi Study Circle of Ram Lal Anand College, University of Delhi in association with GSDS organized a two-day international seminar on “Mahatma Gandhi across Boundaries” on October 23-24, 2019 at Ram Lal Anand College. About 170 participants took part in the programme. Her Excellency Ms. Faduma Abdullahi Mohammad, Ambassador of Somalia in India was the chief guest on the occasion. The seminar was organized as part of the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi. Shri Ramesh Bhawadwaj, Director Gandhi Bhawan, Shri Rajdeep Pathak, Progamme Executive, GSDS, Principal of the College, Dr. Rakesh Kumar Gupta, the Convenor and Organising Secretary of GSC, RLA College Dr. Devendra Kumar also spoke on the occasion.
The two-day conference saw seven different sessions that saw speakers such as Prof. Salil Mishra, Pro Vice Chancellor, Ambedkar University; Dr. Harpreet Kaur, Principal Mata Sundari College; Prof Subrata Mukherjee, Prof. of Political Science; Dr. Hoimanti Barua, scholar from Bangladesh; Dr. Manoj Sinha, Principal Aryabhatta College, University of Delhi; Prof. Sanjay Bharadwaj, SIS JNU, Prof. Vighnesh Kumar, from CCSU Meerut; Shri Daya Prakash Sinha; Shri Brij Kishore Sharma and others. Prof. Ramin Jahan Begloo, Executive Director, Mahatma Gandhi Centre for Peace Studies and Vice Dean of the School of Law at Jindal University; Prof. Gianluigi Segalebra, University of Vienna, Austria and Prof. Ananta Giri, from the Madras Institute of Development Studies, Chennai... Read More
National Gandhi Jayanti Seminar 2019 on “Gandhi and the Contemporary Issues: Old Theory, New Perspective”
GSDS, Indialogue Foundation, Department of Philosophy, University of Delhi, Gandhi Bhawan University of Delhi as part of the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi organized a two-day National Gandhi Jayanti seminar on “Gandhi and the Contemporary Issues: Old Theory, New Perspective” on October 23-24, 2019 at Gandhi Bhawan University of Delhi.
The fundamental objective of this seminar was to present the relevance of Gandhi’s ideas and to show how his ideas could be reformulated in order to fulfil the demands of the challenges posed by various contemporary issues. The seminar attempted to put forth the applicability of Mahatma Gandhi’s thoughts in solving various contemporary social, political, economic and environmental issues. The seminar also brought to the fore, the contemporary issues and the relevance of the Gandhian views in dealing with those problems at one place, while trying to find out what should be reinterpreted or reformulated in his philosophy.
The inaugural session was addressed by Prof. Balaganapathi Devarakonda, Chairman, Department of Philosophy, D.U; Ambassador Shri Ashok Sajjanhar, former Ambassador to Kazakhstan, Latvia and Sweden; Prof. Ramesh Bharadwaj, Director Gandhi Bhawan, Dr. Vedabhyas Kundu, Programme Officer, GSDS and Mr. M. Behzad Fatmi, Secretary General, Indialogue Foundation.
Five technical sessions were scheduled in two days. Technical Session I and Technical Session II was on 22nd October 2019, and Technical... Read More
National Seminar on “Gandhi in India’s Literary Imagination”
To commemorate Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi’s 150th birth anniversary, a two-day National Seminar titled Gandhi in India’s Literary Imagination was organized by the Department of English, Jamia Millia Islamia in collaboration with Gandhi Smriti and Darshan Samiti, New Delhi on October 22-23, 2019. The seminar began with a welcome address by the Convenor of the seminar and Head, Department of English, Prof Nishat Zaidi.
Prof Zaidi in her retracing the march of history elaborated Gandhi’s long association with Jamia Millia Islamia spanning from the politically turbulent times of the 1920s to times of financial crisis with Gandhi himself endeavouring to beg on the streets to stem this crisis. Prof Zaidi highlighted that for Gandhi, Jamia represented the vision of a nationalist university in terms of embodying the pluralistic ethos.
While testifying to the singular status of Gandhi in the history of Jamia as can be seen in the letters of Gandhi to the founding fathers of Jamia and his own son, Devdas Gandhi, having taught in the Department of English in its earliest years, Prof Zaidi believed that this Seminar would enable us to rethink, assimilate, manifest and critically interrogate Gandhi’s philosophy, his vision and ideals so as to reconstruct them in our cultural and social imaginary.
The convenor of the seminar and Head, Department of English, Prof Nishat Zaidi welcomed the gathering. Smt. Geeta Shukla, Research Officer GSDS also spoke on the occasion... Read More
Exhibition-Cum-Book-Sale at Sardar Patel Vidyalaya
Sardar Patel Vidyalaya Lodhi Road, as part of Gandhi: 150 organised a special programme in their school on October 19-20, 2019. Gandhi Smriti and Darshan Samiti took part in the programme by displaying Khadi products from Srijan GSDS and also a book exhibition on books on and by Mahatma Gandhi was set up. Ms. Soni Rai and Ms. Simran represented the Samiti.
Dialogue on Mahatma Gandhi’s thought and principles on Hindi Language
Delhi Public Library, Delhi Hindi Sahitya Sammelan under the aegis of GSDS organised a seminar on “Hindi aur Gandhi” in Gandhi Darshan on October 18, 2019 as part of the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi. Dr. O P Kohli, former Governor of Gujarat who was the chief guest on the occasion inaugurated the programme along with Shri Dipanker Shri Gyan, Director GSDS. The central theme of the programme was “Rashtrapita Mahatma Gandhi: Hindi aur Unki Bhawna” (Mahatma Gandhi: His thought on Hindi). Dr. B L Gaur, senior journalist, Shri Vinod Babbar, Senior Journalist and Prof. Ved Prakash were present on the occasion. Dr. Ramsharan Gaur, President, Delhi Library Board and Mr. Mahesh Chandra Sharma, former Mayor, Delhi were present at the inaugural programme. Several Hindi poets present on the occasion recited their poems that touched on the human personality and society per se.
Netritva Sadhana Shivir organized
The Samiti in association with Rambhau Mhalgi Prabodhini (RMP) organized the 9th Edition of the “Netritva Sadhana” in Gandhi Darshan from October 16-20, 2019 in Gandhi Darshan. 39 delegates from 15 states from diverse backgrounds such as Law, Chartered Accountancy, Engineering, Management, Social Work, Medical, Academics and Business among others took part in the residential training programme. The programme was inaugurated on October 16 by Shri Shyam Jaju, National Vice President, BJP in the presence of Shri Ravindra Sathe, Director General of RMP and Shri Dipanker Shri Gyan, Director GSDS.
The programme had 30 sessions including Model Parliament, guided tour of Photo Gallary at Gandhi Darshan, Rajghat, New Delhi and screening of a play titled as “ Aao Panchayat khelen” directed by Smt. Madhumita Khan. The model parliament session was organised on October 19 in the gracious presence of Smt. Shikha Roy, as speaker. The session was moderated by Shri Amber Swami.
During the five days programme participants also had an opportunity to interact with prominent leaders like Dr Vinay Sahashrabuddhe, Shri Shyam Jaju, Shri Babul Supriyo, Smt Meenakshi Lekhi and Dr Sudhanshu Trivedi among others.
The valedictory function was graced by the presence of Dr Sanjeev Singh, Associate Professor, IIC, University of Delhi, as the chief guest. On this occasion, Dr Sumeet Bhasin, Director- PPRC, Shri Ravi Pokharna, RMP-Executive Head (Administration & Projects) and Shri... Read More
Orientation on Integrating Non-Violent Communication in Judicial System
GSDS & Delhi Judicial Academy jointly organized an orientation programme on “Integrating Non-Violent Communication in Judicial System” for the judicial officers in Gandhi Darshan on October 14, 2019. Shri Dipanker Shri Gyan, Director GSDS inaugurated the training programme by welcoming the 150 judicial officers. Dr. Vedabhyas Kundu, Programme Officer GSDS conducted the day-long interactive training programme.
National Discuss Meet on Relevance of Gandhian Educational Ideas: Implications for Policies and Practices
The Samiti in association with the National Institute of Educational Planning and Administration organized a two-day national discussion meet on Relevance of Gandhian Educational Ideas: Implications for Policies and Practices on October 4-5, 2019.
Senior academicians and practitioners took part in the national discussion meet on how to integrate Gandhian educational ideas in education in the current and emerging socio-economic context, and their implication for revitalizing skill and rural education.
The aim was to discuss innovate practices of education and work followed in different educational institutions and identify problems and constraints faced in the implementation of basic education scheme through sharing of its institutional practices.
The different themes in which the discussions took place included: Gandhian Philosophy of education; role of Gandhi in universalisation of elementary education; alternative pedagogy and alternate schooling; implication of the Gandhian educational ideas for New Education Policy-2019, and others.
Children display their creativity at the valedictory function of Value Creation Camp
Children from B S F Sr. Sec School, Jalandhar; Saraswati Shishi Mandir Sr. Sec School, Keshavnagar, Damoh, Madhya Pradesh; Saraswati Shishi Mandir Sr. Sec. School, District Rehli Sagar, Damoh, Madhya Pradesh; Shashkiya Utkrishtha Sr. Sec School, Damoh Madhya Pradesh, Kendriya Vidyalaya Damoh, Madhya Pradesh and Shri Guru Nanak Sr. Sec School, Jabalpur Naka, Damoh, Madhya Pradesh presented a wide range of cultural performances at the concluding ceremony of the ten-day Value Creation Camp organized by GSDS from September 24 to October 3, 2019. While folk dances of Punjab and Madhya Pradesh enthralled the gathering, street theatre on corruption left a great impact on the students. The chief guest on this occasion was Shri Alok Goswami from Madhya Pradesh. Teachers also shared their experiences on the occasion.
Gandhi Global Solar Yatra: 1 Million Students join celebrations across the globe as Solar Ambassadors
To mark the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, about one million student solar ambassadors from different parts of the country assembled with their ‘solar study lamps’ in a grand ceremony on October 2, 2019. The event was organized jointly by GSDS in collaboration with IIT Mumbai.
The Gandhi Global Solar Yatra (GGSY) was kick-started by Professor Chetan Singh Solanki of IIT-Bombay on Dec. 25, 2018, from Sabarmati Ashram in Gujarat. This year, GGSY gave more than 10 lakh students hands-on training in solar lamp assembly on October 2, which marked the culmination of this yatra. This year over 80 countries took part in this initiative.
This one-day event was conducted on the same day in nearly 180 countries especially in the countries of South Asia, Africa, and Latin America which face a lack of access to energy. According to GGSY, this event will be held on October 2 to celebrate the Gandhian principles of self-sufficiency.
The objective of the GGSY was aimed towards sensitization of over one million students towards adverse effects of climate change and making them future propagators of renewable energy and creating “Global Student Solar Ambassadors”.
On the occasion of Mahatma Gandhi's 150th birth anniversary, over 10,000 students set the Guinness Book of World Records by "assembling and lighting" their own solar lamps as part of the Global Student Solar Assembly.
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Celebrating the 150th Birth Anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi (Gandhi Jayanti) and International Day of Non Violence
The Hon’ble President of India, Shri Ram Nath Kovind led the nation into paying rich tributes to Mahatma Gandhi in Gandhi Smriti on October 2, 2019 celebrating the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi and International Day of Non-Violence. Almost 1000 children drawn from 38 institutions of Delhi and NCR, Madhya Pradesh and Jalandhar took part in the programme and offered musical tribute to the Father of the Nation. Children during the programme held flags of the 193 Member States of the United Nations including the Indian Tri Colour during the programme.
Minister of Culture and Vice Chairperson of GSDS Shri Prahalad Singh Patel, Secretary MoC, Shri Arun Goel, Joint Secretary MoC Shri S C Barmma, GSDS EC Members Shri Sankar Kumar Sanyal, Shri Laxmi Dass, gandhian workers Shri Basant and people from different walks of life took part in the programme.
Religious leaders from different religious faiths will be participating in the Sarva Dharma Prarthana Sabha (Inter-faith prayer meet) on the occasion. Marking the 12th year of the International Day of Non-Violence, Shri Rajiv Chandran Officer In-Charge of the United Nations Information Centre for India and Bhutan read the message of the UN Secretary General, H.E Antonio Guterres on the occasion.
Leading classical artist, Padma Shri Pandit Ajoy Chakrabarty led the Bhakti Sangeet on the occasion with renditions of poem by Gandhi ji himself, Rabindranath Tagore, Acharya Vinoba Bhave and others on the... Read More
• United Nations Deputy Secretary General Ms. Amina J. Mohammed visited Gandhi Smriti on September 8, 2019 ad paid tributes at the Martyr’s Column. She also visited the Gandhi Smriti gallery led by Director GSDS, Shri Dipanker
• Students from Delhi Public School Sector 45 Gurugram visited Gandhi Smriti on September 27, 2019
• Delhi Public School Faridabad visited Gandhi Darshan on September 26, 2019
• Governor of New Jersey, Mr. Phil Murphy visited Gandhi Smriti on September 15, 2019. The Governor was accompanied by a 40 member delegation including First Lady Mrs Tammy Murphy and senior dignitaries from Academia and
Symposium on Rashtrapita and Rashtrabhasha
A symposium on the “Father of the Nation and National Language” was organised on September 28, 2019 by Nagri Lipi Parishad in association with GSDS at, S Kula Women's College, Nambool Vishnupur, Manipur as part of the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi. Acharya Shri Shyam Kishore Singh, who is the national language campaigner of Manipur organised this symposium.
As keynote speakers Shri Vinod Babbar, Editor of Rashtra Kinkar, Shri Arun Paswan, former co-director of All India Radio and Mr. K Yaduvanshi of Jaunpur University, expressed their views on the language philosophy of Mahatma Gandhi.
Introducing Nonviolent Communication in Schools
About 50 teachers and students of education took part in an orientation programme to introduce Gandhian nonviolent communication in schools organized on September 26, 2019 at Sarania Ashram, Guwahati. The GSDS Programme Officer, Dr Vedabhyas Kundu conducted the workshop. He explained the different elements of nonviolent communication and how these can be integrated in classroom and school management practices.
North East Youth Conclave organised
The Department of Mass Communication & Journalism, Tezpur University in collaboration with Gandhi Smriti and Darshan Samiti, New Delhi organized a three day North East Youth Conclave on the theme ‘Role of Youth in Contributing to a Culture of Peace and Non-violence’ during September 6-8 2019. A total of 150 participants from 18 institutions across North East India participated in the Conclave. The conclave witnessed a most wonderful confluence of youthful energy, vibrancy and enthusiasm that demonstrated the power and potential of youth people to create change in the world.
The inaugural ceremony was graced by Senior Journalist Samudra Gupta Kashyap as the Chief Guest, prominent social activist Dibyajyoti Saikia as special invitee and Gulshan Gupta, the North East Coordinator of Gandhi Smriti and Darshan Samiti as part of the guest panel. The dais was also graced by Dr. Joya Chakraborty, Head, Department of MCJ-TU and Prof. Abhijit Borah, former Head and Professor in the Department.
The Head of the Department of Mass Communication and Journalism, Dr. Joya Chakraborty delivered the welcome address. Gulshan Gupta shared his insights on Gandhi Smriti and Darshan Samiti. Speaking on the occasion, he quoted, “By birth, we are all non-violent.” Following this, the inaugural address was delivered by Professor Abhijit Bora, Department of Mass Communication and Journalism.
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Two-Day Workshop and Seminar on Mahatma Gandhi and Dr. Bhimrao Ambedkar
The views of Father of the Nation Mahatma Gandhi and Baba Saheb Bhim Rao Ambedkar were different, but patriotism was codified in both great men. Despite differences of opinion, the views of both were one in the interest of the country. It is normally shown as if there was strong opposition on both the issues while on a neutral investigation, the truth appears to be something else. Speakers expressed this in a two-day youth workshop and seminar on “Mahatma Gandhiji and B R Ambedkar” held on September 10-11, 2019 at Babhnagama in Madhepura district, Bihar. Former Bihar Chief Minister Bhola Paswan Shastri inaugurated the two-day programme that was organized in collaboration with Gandhi Smriti and Darshan Samiti, New Delhi.
The seminar was inaugurated by the former secretary of Delhi-based Gandhi Peace Foundation and Gandhian thinker Shri Surendra Kumar. The chief guest on the occasion was Prof. Sanjay Paswan, former Minister of the Central Government. Educationist Shri Sunil Kunar Sinha, BPS College Principal Prof. Akhilesh Kumar, Dr. KK Chaudhary, Gandhi Gyan Mandir President Prof. Devnarayan Paswan Dev, Secretary Shri Dinanath Prabodh, former cabinet minister of Bihar Government, Ms. Renu Kushwaha, Prof. Ravindra Charan Yadav, Dr. Vinay, principals and professors of other colleges in Madhepura district including Kumar Jha took part in the programme.
The speakers clearly stated that when Mahatma Gandhi was killed, Bhimrao Ambedkar was the first person to reach... Read More
State Level Observation of 125th birth anniversary of Bharat Ratna Acharya Vinoba Bhave & Launching of one year program on 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi
“Being a landless is considered as low esteem for any individual, despite several planning by the various govt. still thousands landless people are reeling under poverty so the government must sort out the problem immediately for the alleviation of poverty and inclusive development of the society said veteran freedom fighter Bhabani charan pattnayak while inaugurating the 125th birth anniversary of Bharat Ratna Acharya Vinoba Bhave on 11th September 2019 at Jayadev Bhawan, Bhubaneswar.
Vinoba Seva Pratisthan(VSP) in association with Gandhi Smirti & Darshan Samiti(GSDS) New Delhi, an autonomous body of ministry of culture, Govt.of India, Department of Culture & Odia Language Literature , Govt.of Odisha, Gandhi Global Foundation and Odisha Gandhivadi Forum were jointly organised the state level convention on the eve of 150th Birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi.
Materialistic life without religion is a curse for any civilisation, if people will not follow the path of truth and true religion, holistic development society is not feasible said the national president of Acharyakul, Wardha, Dr Pushpita Awasthi. She appreciated the organiser’s initiatives for creating a space to discuss about the philosophy of Gandhi-Vinoba among younger generation.
Hon’ble M.L.A. Ms. Latika Pradhan focused on the concept of Sarvodaya (upliftment for all) by Gandhi and Vinoba which is very much similar of a classless society propounded by Carl Marx.
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Plantation of Tree gifted by National Sanitation Mission
Shri Pankaj Sharma Technical Associate along with Ms. Lalita planted a tree gifted to Director GSDS Shri Dipanker Shri Gyan by the National Sanitation Mission in Gandhi Darshan on September 28, 2019.
Meeting with ‘Dharam Gurus’ organised
Director GSDS Shri Dipanker Shri Gyan welcomed religious leaders of different faith in Gandhi Smriti on September 27, 2019 at a small discussion regarding the Gandhi Jayanti (October 2) programme in Gandhi Smriti. The meeting was in light of the celebrations to mark the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi where a token badge of Gandhi 150 along with a Charkha was presented to each of the Dharam Gurus.
Ten-day Value Creation Camp inaugurated
The ten-day Value Creation Camp from September 24 to October 3, 2019 was inaugurated in Gandhi Darshan by Shri Manhar Valjibhai Zala, Chairman, National Commission for Safai Karamcharis under the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment who was the chief guest on September 24, 2019. Present at the inaugural ceremony was H.H. Swani Karya Siddheshwar Maharaj of Sidhdhagiri Gurukul Foundation, Kaneri Math, Padma Shri Shri Kamal Singh Chauhan, Shri Basant Singh, former Advisor GSDS, Shri Umesh Chandra Gaur, Chairman CCBOS, Shri Bishnu Chetri from KKSS, West Bengal along with Director GSDS, Shri Dipanker Shri Gyan.
Almost 85 children from Saraswati Shishu Mandir Sr. Sec. School, Keshavnagar, Damoh, Madhya Pradesh; Saraswati Shishu Mandir Sr. Sec. School, Dist. Rehli Sagar, Damoh, Madhya Pradesh; Shashkiya Utkrishtha Sr. Sec. School, Damoh, Madhya Pradesh; Kendriya Vidhyalaya, Damoh, Madhya Pradesh; Shri Guru Nanak Sr. Sec. School, Jabalpur Naka, Damoh, Madhya Pradesh and B. S. F. Sr. Sec. School, Jalandhar, Punjab along with their teachers and coordinators from six schools of Madhya Pradesh and one school from Jalandhar took part in the Value Creation Camp in different activities such as shramdaan, theatre, photography, music rehearsals, spinning. Also sessions on ‘Mindfulness’ ‘Non-violent communication’ was conducted by Ms. Kanak Kaushik, Dr. Vedabhyas Kundu and Shri Gulshan Gupta. Ms. Shashwati Jhalani took a session on ‘Understanding Gandhi’, Dr. Manju Aggarwal... Read More
National festival on Youth for Preventive Health organised
NISHTHA in collaboration with GSDS organised its 1st National Festival “Youth for Preventive Health” as part of the 150th birth anniversary celebrations of Mahatma Gandhi in Gandhi Darshan on September 20-21, 2019. 200 people took part in the programme. The programme was inaugurated by Shri Laxmi Dass, Vice President, Harijan Sevak Sangh with Shri Begraj Khatana former Vice President, National Child and Women Development and Member Hindi Samiti. Dr. Gopal ji chaired the session.
Shri Laxmi Dass impressed upon the health of youth, future of India and its progress and dealt on the topic “Gandhian concept of Naturopathy”. The other eminent speakers on the programme were Dr. Sudhir Singh, Assistant Professor, Dayal Singh College, Delhi University who spoke on “Gandhi and Youth”. Dr. Monika Hira, HOD, Vivekanand Kendra spoke on “Eating Right – The Gandhian Way”.
In the afternoon, indigenous sports were organised for the participants with a view to establish linkage of yoga with the sports. A colourful cultural programme was also organised.
On September 21 an interactive session was organised on Naturopathy by Shri Naval Kishore from Seva Foundation. Dr. Pawan Kumar Chauhan, Senior Executive Officer NIOS, Ministry of HRD, Government of India took part in the interactive session.
Hands-on-training on Charkha draws huge crowd in Delhi Book Fair
The Samiti took part in the Delhi Book Fair by putting up an exhibition on the life and message of Mahatma Gandhi. Further a hands-on-training on charkha spinning was also provided by Shri Vivek, Ms. Renu and Shri Dharamraj during the five-day book fair. Children from the Bela village slums, children from Kasturba Balika Vidyalaya Ishwar Nagar also took part in the programme. The live demonstration of spinning on the charkha became a huge attraction that drew large number of visitors to try their hand on the charkha.
A painting competition was also organised for the participating children, which saw an overwhelming participation. Smt. Hena Chakraborty, former curator GSDS and an eminent artist with senior artist Shri Madhusudan judged the children. Shri Vivek from GSDS coordinated the programme.
Logo and tagline designing contest for “Mahatma Gandhi Mobile Quiz App”September 2019
As part of the celebrations to mark the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, Gandhi Smriti and Darshan Samiti has added one more way to modulate the frequencies of community with the “My life is my message “ quote of Mahatma. The Samiti came up with the multiplayer “Mahatma Gandhi Mobile Quiz App”. The basic intention behind launching the Application was to connect the people with the teachings of Mahatma and thereby widening the user engagement through digital platform. This was initiated during September 2019.
In this endeavour, GSDS invited entries at MyGov.in from people of different walks of life for a “Logo and Tagline” (not more than six words) specially designed for the quiz App. The prerequisite to design both the categories was to be in well context with the philosophies and constructive works of Mahatma Gandhi.
After being scrutinized by the honorable committee headed by Shri Laxmi Dass, EC member of GSDS, the final winners were selected. The winner in the category of designing the logo was Aditya Narayan Yadav, whereas for tagline the winner was Pratibha Maurya.
The designer of the finally selected Logo and Tagline were awarded with the prize money of Rs.25, 000 and Rs.15, 000 respectively.
Gandhi Quiz in association with MyGov.in
To reawaken the spirit of Gandhism in all,Gandhi Smriti and Darshan Samiti had organized the Gandhi Quiz from June 25, 2019 to August 09, 2019 at MyGov.in. The significance of the quiz was to acclimatize citizens with the life, message and philosophy of the Father of the Nation. More than one lakh people across the country took part in this online quiz.
Final three winners in both English and Hindi Category were awarded with the Gandhian Literature along with the prize money of Rs 21,000; Rs.15, 000 and Rs.11000, respectively.
The results were declared on September 2019. The names of the final three top winners were: Saurabh Ramakant Doijad, Sandeep Kumar and Vikram Gandhi for the Hindi version. For the English version, the winners included Rajesh Derangula, Poonam Mishra and Prashant Swami. Weekly winners were also awarded with the Gandhian Literature.
Rehearsals for Gandhi Jayanti programme organised
Over 1000 children draw from 31 schools of Delhi and NCR took part in the musical rehearsals as a preparation to celebrate the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi in Gandhi Darshan from September 14, 24, 26 and 29. On September 30 and October 1 rehearsals were organised in Gandhi Smriti. 85 Children participating in the Value Creation Camp from five different schools of Madhya Pradesh and one school of Jalandhar who took part in the Value Creation Camp (September 24-October 3) also took part in the rehearsal. Songs of Kabir, compositions of Dr. Bhupen Hazarika, and Acharya Vinoba Bhave and other compositions were taught to the children.
Remembering two Saints and Satyagrahis
The Samiti remembered two saints and satyagrahis – Mahatma Gandhi and his spiritual son, Acharya Vinoba Bhave at a programme commemorating the 113th anniversary of the first historic Satyagraha launched by Mahatma Gandhi in South Africa on September 11, 1906.
The programme organised on September 11, 2019 in Gandhi Darshan also paid tribute to Acharya Vinoba Bhave on his 125th birth anniversary.
Speaking on the occasion, former Librarian GSDS Smt. Shashwati Jhalani remembered Acharya Vinoba Bhave and said how as a child she was fortunate to have been mentored by Acharya ji. Shri S A Jamal Administrative Officer, Dr. Vedabhyas Kundu, Programme Officer, GSDS also shared their views on the occasion.
Central Jail no. 16, Mandoli Jail Workshop on Gender sensitization and Menstrual Health
The Samiti organized a workshop on “Gender sensitization and Menstrual Health” in Central Jail no 16, Mandoli Jail on September 6, 2019. The aim of workshop in Tihar, Mandoli Jail, was to get the attention of the women prisoners towards the themes that the organization encourage them to think about changes in the thinking of peoples about Gender Sensitization and Menstrual Health & Hygiene and Natural therapy. The session begin with an introduction about Gandhi Smriti and Darshan Samiti to the participant by Ms. Asha and further more information about the museum of Gandhi Smriti and Darshan Samti was given by Ms. Shobha.
Dr. Manju Aggarwal while speaking about gender sensitization said that gender sensitization helps adolescent girl and women in examining their personal attitudes and beliefs on questioning the realities they though they know. She also told about personal hygiene during menstruation. She encouraged the prisoners to keep themselves neat and clean. She also highlighted the dangers of open defecation. She further gave demo on hand hygiene through hast mudra vigyan.
Various activities were performed by prisoners such as one of the prisoners recited a motivational poem and another prisoner had sung a motivational song.
Division of group and group exercise was conducted by Ms. Asha and Shobha. 64 participants were divided into five groups. These groups made drawings and wrote slogans on chart papers.
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