Prime Minister of India Dr. Mamohan Singh on 2 September 2013 launched the Gandhi Heritage Portal in New Delhi. The Gandhi heritage Portal is set up to preserve, protect and disseminate original writings of Gandhiji. The Gandhi Heritage Portal is an initiative of Union Ministry of Culture.
About The Gandhi Heritage Portal
• The Gandhi Heritage Portal is a technology-driven initiative aimed at making Gandhiji accessible all over the world on an electronic platform. It would be one of the most authentic open source archives on the life and work and thought of Mahatma Gandhi.
• The portal has 5 lakh pages of authentic and verified information and is expected to have over 15 lakh pages of information in multiple languages.
• The fundamental works of Mahatma Gandhi would be available on the portal includes Hind Swaraj, The Story of My Experiments with Truth (autobiography), From Yervada Mandir, Ashram Observances in Action, Constructive Programmes: Their Meanings and Plan, Key to Health and Gandhiji’s translation of the Gita. It will also provide an opportunity to enthusiasts, Gandhians and research scholars to read original journals like Hind Swaraj, Harijan. Harijan Bandhu, Indian Opinion and Young India.
The Gandhi Heritage Portal has been developed at the Sabarmati Ashram in Gujarat with the help of Union Ministry of Culture. The project was initially recommended by the Government of India-appointed panel headed by Gopal Krishna Gandhi. The Ministry of Culture had sanctioned 8 crore rupees as a corpus fund to the Sabarmati Ashram Preservation and Memorial Trust (SAPMT), Ahmedabad to create the portal. The Sabarmati Ashram is the largest repository of Gandhiji’s original writings.
Who: Government of India
Where: New Delhi
What: Gandhi Heritage Portal
When: 2 September 2013