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Volume-28, 13-19 OCTOBER, 2018

Col Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore Inaugurates Multimedia Exhibition on 150 years of Celebrating Mahatma Gandhi’s Birth Anniversary; Releases 11 Books on Gandhiji brought out by Publications Division


Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Information & Broadcasting and Sports & Youth Affairs Col. Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore (Retd.) inaugurated a Multimedia Exhibition on 150 years of celebrating Mahatma Gandhi's Birth Anniversary. Secretary, Ministry of Information & Broadcasting, along with senior officers of the Ministry were present at the event. On the occasion the Minister also released 11 Books by various authors on Mahatma Gandhi brought out by Publications Division. The books released were: ‘Selected Lectures on Mahatma Gandhi: Patel Memorial Lecture Series’, ‘Women in Satyagraha’, ‘Gandhi: A Patriot in South Africa’, ‘Gandhi in Champaran’ (Kannada and Tamil editions), ‘Champaran Puran’, ‘Gandhi Katha’, ‘Gandhi-Shatdal’, ‘Gandhiji Ke Sansmaran’, ‘Mahatama Gandhi Ka Sandesh’, ‘Shanti Ka Sandesh’.

Speaking on the occasion, Col Rathore said that new technologies used in this exhibition have brought the life of Mahatma Gandhi much closer to the people. This multimedia exhibition is more interactive and engaging. He wished that this multimedia exhibition be conducted in various cities across the country to take this idea to a much larger audience. He said that life of Gandhi is an example for all. He is a global citizen which is a pride for every citizen. He dedicated his life for Swachhata Seva. Prime Minister of India has taken this as a challenge and now change is visible through Jan Andolan.

On the occasion, the Minister also released three short films on Mahatma Gandhi produced by Bureau of Outreach Communications, Door-darshan and Films Division respectively. He released a magazine "Jan Connect" with the theme on Development of Kisan's livelihood which was the dream of Mahatma Gandhi.

Secretary, Ministry of I & B, Shri Amit Khare said that the response from the public for the Multimedia Exhibition was overwhelming. He also said that new technologies have been used to take the idea of Mahatma Gandhi to the last person in the country.

The Multimedia Exhibition on 150 years of celebrating Mahatma Gandhi's Birth Anniversary was organized by Bureau of Outreach Communication. The exhibition had many engaging features like quiz on the life of Mahatma, interactive timeline depicting life of Mahatma Gandhi, photo booth with various backgrounds to choose from, 3D Video Wall, etc. The Exhibition also showcased various books on Mahatma Gandhi.  -EN