Culture Minister visited the Gandhi Samarak Sangrahalaya, Barraackpore on 1st February, 2014
Hon’ble Culture Minister visited the Gandhi Samarak Sangrahalaya, Barraackpore on 1st February, 2014. She was accompanied by the Joint Secretary (G). The Hon’ble Minister inspected the Museum, its Galleries, the Library and display of memorabilia associated with Mahatma Gandhi. A documentary film on the role of Barrackpore in the Indian freedom movement was also shown by the Trust. The Hon’ble Minister assured the Trustees that all support would be given by the Ministry for preservation/conservation of the available archival material and for infrastructure up-gradation of the Museum. The Ministry has sanctioned corpus funds to the Trust from time to time, the latest being Rs.2 crores sanctioned in 2013-14 under the Preservation of National Memorials Scheme.
The 17th meeting of the High Level Dandi Monitoring Committee was held on 7th August 2014
The 17th meeting of the High Level Dandi Monitoring Committee was held on 7th August 2014. The Committee met to approve the design of the National Dandi Memorial prepared by IIT-Bombay who are the design consultants.
The 4th meeting of the Gandhi Heritage Site Mission was held on the 19th of August, 2014 at the iconic site of Sabarmati Ashram. The members discussed various projects related to Gandhi Heritage Sites.
The President, Shri Pranab Mukherjee presenting the Gandhi Peace Prize for the year 2013 to Shri Chandi Prasad Bhatt, at Rashtrapati Bhavan, in New Delhi on July 15, 2014.