Sabarmati Ashram Preservation & Memorial Trust Ahmedabad, India
The Gandhi Ashram was home to Mohandas Gandhi from 1917 until 1931 and served as one of the main centres of the Indian freedom struggle. Gandhi Ashram was created to serve as an institution that would carry on a search for truth and a platform to bring together a group of workers committed to non-violence who would help secure freedom for India. The Gandhi Ashram is presently involved in a number of activities that serves to both preserve the history of Gandhi and the freedom struggle and also to promote and educate people in the great philosophies, values and teachings of Gandhi. Gandhi Ashram houses the personal memorabilia of Mahatma Gandhi. The exhibits on view depict the vivid and historic events of Gandhiji’s life. There are books, manuscripts and photo-copies of is correspondence, photographs of Gandhiji with his wife Kasturba and other ashram associates, life size oil paintings and actual relics like his writing desk and spinning wheel.
Gujarat Vidyapith Ahmedabad, India
Gujarat Vidyapith was founded on October 18, 1920 as National University by Mahatma Gandhi. Its purpose was to promote educational institutions run by Indians for Indians outside the financial and governing control of British authorities. The Gujarat Vidyapith became a ‘deemed University’ in 1963. Although considerably modernized in its structure and curriculum, the university maintains its commitment to Gandhian ideals, human studies, social service and development work. The education system of Gujarat Vidyapith include regular participation in community work, residential life, social service, community prayers, simple and self-reliant living, study tours and field studies, hand spinning and training in craft work. The programme of education has been linked with the national needs of rural uplift with a view to promote education conducive to grass-root levels of society.
Gandhi Research Foundation Jalgaon, India
Gandhi Research Foundation is an International Institute striving to preserve for posterity the profound legacy of Gandhi′s life, thought and work. The Foundation aims at establishing a world founded on Truth, Ahimsa, Peaceful Co-existence, the Spirit of Conservation and Love for Labour.
Foundation’s elegantly designed campus Gandhi Teerth has fully equipped dedicated facility for study, research, training and dialogue at national and international level on issues concerning humanity, and nonviolence methods to overcome. A multimedia digital interactive museum on Gandhi that attracts large number of global visitor’s; an Archive with state-of-the-art facility preserving over five hundred thousand pages of primary documents – writings and publications of Gandhi and his colleagues; a digitization and documentation Lab for conservation, and an exclusive Gandhian library together make Gandhi Teerth a unique campus to explore Mahatma Gandhi.
Through its annual Gandhi Vichar Sanskar Pariksha (Gandhian Thought Exam) the Foundation reaches out over twelve hundred thousand youngsters till this time with the message of Gandhiji; through its rural intervention it orchestrates among marginal farmers and landless laborers organized effort for sustainable development.
On the occasion of Gandhiji’s 150th birth anniversary, the Foundation identifies 150 villages across India and to work for comprehensive transformation towards ‘welfare of all’.
Gandhi Smriti and Darshan Samiti New Delhi, India
“Gandhi Smriti and Darshan Samiti (GSDS) was formed in September 1984 by the merger of Gandhi Darshan at Rajghat and Gandhi Smriti, at 5, Tees January Marg, as an autonomous body, and is functioning under the constructive advice and financial support from the Ministry of Culture, Government of India. 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 has two campuses: Gandhi Smriti, at 5 Tees January Marg, where besides photographs, Gandhiji’s room, exhibitions, a Martyr’s Column stands at the spot where Mahatma Gandhi fell to the assassin’s bullets. The other campus, Gandhi Darshan houses one of the biggest photographic exhibitions on the life and philosophy of Mahatma Gandhi entitled My Life is My Message.
Through regular socio-educational and empowerment programmes aimed at holistic development of the children, youth and women, GSDS has been taking the message of Mahatma Gandhi to different segments of the society.
National Gandhi Museum New Delhi, India
The National Gandhi Museum is a museum located in New Delhi, India, showcasing the life and principles of Mahatma Gandhi. The museum first opened in Mumbai, shortly after Gandhi was assassinated in 1948. The museum relocated several times before moving to Rajghat, New Delhi in 1961. The museum has a very rich collection of original relics, books, journals and documents, photographs, audio-visual materials, exhibitions, art pieces and other memorabilia closely connected with Mahatma Gandhi, Kasturba and Indian freedom struggle. It is developing into a Resource Centre for the Gandhian and allied Studies and Research. It also processes the information, data, audio-visual materials etc. for the use of different categories.
Sabarmati Harijan Ashram Trust Ahmedabad, India
Gandhiji established Satyagraha Ashram at Sabarmati in 1917 with noble intentions of universal
goodness on the foundation of truth and non-violence, later it was named by Gandhiji as Sabarmati Harijan Ashram Trust in 1939 and got registered by the same name under Bombay Public Trust Act in Sep.1952.
Sabarmati Harijan Ashram Trust hosts institutions and spaces in heritage buildings precinct of Ashram promoting the spirit of Gandhiji’s constructive works such as sanitation, women empowerment, literacy, eradication of social evil, promotion of cottage industry, nutrition, ‘Buniyadi Talim’ basic education etc. rooted in personal transformation and human values. Each building has been a witness to the freedom movement, Satyagraha and Sarvodaya, Sabarmati Harijan Ashram Trust is keeping the spirit alive while continuing the constructive works started by Gandhi ji. Prime focus of the Ashram is on education and currently it hosts 1000 students in a holistic model of education from Primary School to College based on Gandhian values.