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Logo for commemoration of 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi launched by President of India, Ram Nath Kovind on 18 September 2018

India to usher in two year long celebration to commemorate 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi; President of India launches logo, web portal participative

The President of India, Ram Nath Kovind launched the logo and the web portal for commemoration of 150th birth anniversary of Father of the Nation, Mahatma Gandhi, at Rashtrapati Bhawan on 18 September 2018. The logo was released in the presence of Minister of State for Culture (Independent Charge) and Environment, Forest & Climate Change,  Mahesh Sharma and Secretary Culture, Arun Goel.
Mahesh Sharma-Ministry of Culture

President, Ram Nath Kovind launching logo for commemoration of 150th Birth Anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi MoS- Culture Mahesh Sharma is also seen.

The logo has been obtained through crowd sourcing. Logo Branding will be done in Trains, Metro Rail, Air India Aircrafts, State Roadways Buses, Government websites, E-mails, Government stationery, calendar and diary, Government advertisements & publicity material, digital signature etc. The logo will also be used by Public Sector Undertakings, subordinate/ attached   offices, autonomous bodies etc. under Ministry/ Department of Government of India

The webportal is participatory in nature and all the participating organisations will be able to upload their activities regarding commemoration on the website. It also has a unique feature Gandhipedia which will be a repository of Gandhian knowledge and will continue to grow with time.

The two year long celebrations from 2nd October, 2018 to 02nd October, 2020 will be held across the country and all over the globe to mark the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi. A meeting of National Committee headed by the President of India was held in May, 2018 to draw out a plan of action for the mega celebration where a total of 92 suggestions were received. Further, a total of 33 suggestions were approved by the Executive Committee headed by the Prime Minister to organize nationwide and worldwide commemoration. Accordingly, all Ministries/Departments of the Government of India and all State/UT Governments have initiated actions pertaining to their Ministries/Departments.  These action plans are being uploaded on the web portal.

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