Indian govt to conserve sites associated with Mahatma Gandhi

New Delhi/May 16
Indian government on Thursday decided conserve sites associated with ‘Father of the Nation’ Mahatma Gandhi and gave approval for setting up Gandhi Heritage Sites mission in the country.
“Gandhi Heritage Sites mission will identify sites that are related with Mahatma Gandhi for their collation and assessment of information on ‘Gandhi Heritage’ material for its management and deployment,” said a spokesperson of Indian government.
The mission will aim to preserve 39 core sites and other 2,000 sites that were associated with Mahatma Gandhi that were identified by a panel headed by Gopalkrishna Gandhi, former Governor of West Bengal.
Further, the mission will include the determination of conservation methodology and priorities for documents and objects, particularly from the point of view of archival storage and museology. It will also identify physical structures and sites along with guidelines for their subsequent maintenance.
Gandhi Heritage mission will also identify relevant information for dissemination in general public through internet, publications, audio-visual mediums and communication through core sites while specifying, where necessary, function and use and the significance of the site.
Mahatma Gandhi was the preeminent leader of Indian nationalism in British-ruled India who employed non-violent civil disobedience that led to independence of India from British and inspired movements for non-violence, civil rights and freedom across the world.