Gandhi Peace Foundation

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Gandhi Peace Foundation
Formation1958; 61 years ago (1958)
FounderR. R. Diwakar, Rajendra Prasad, Jawaharlal Nehru
Location

The Gandhi Peace Foundation is an Indian organisation that studies and develops Mahatma Gandhi's thought.[1]

History[edit]

The foundation was established 31 July 1958[2] to preserve and spread Gandhi's thought. It began with donation of 10 million rupees from Gandhi Smarak Nidhi.[3] Its first board was composed of notables including R. R. Diwakar, Rajendra Prasad and Jawaharlal Nehru.[4]

Presidents[edit]

Ms. Radha Bhatt in 2012

Now Kumar Prashant is the president

Gandhi Marg[edit]

Gandhi Marg is a magazine launched in 1957[6] by S.K. George. He was later replaced by G. Ramachadran. Until 1965 the journal was published by Gandhi Smarak Nidhi and from its 10th annual year, it was sponsored by the Gandhi Peace Foundation. From 1973 to 1979 the magazine was not published, thereafter resuming on a monthly basis. After 1989 Gandhi Marg returned to a quarterly schedule.

See also[edit]

Note[edit]

  1. ^ Attali, Jaques (2013). "L'India, senza Gandhi". Gandhi: Il risveglio degli umiliati (in Italian). Fazi Editore. Retrieved 24 September 2018.
  2. ^ The International Foundation Directory 2002. Europa Publications. 2002. p. 169. Retrieved 24 September 2018.
  3. ^ Arnold P. Kaminsky, Roger D. Long Ph.D. (2011). "Gandhi Peace Foundation". India Today: An Encyclopedia of Life in the Republic: an Encyclopedia of Life in the Republic. 1. ABC-CLIO. p. 281. Retrieved 24 September 2018.
  4. ^ "Custodian of Gandhian thoughts". The Times of India. 27 September 2004. Retrieved 24 September 2018.
  5. ^ "Radha Bhatt chose social service over married life". The Tribune. 24 August 2015. Retrieved 24 September 2018..
  6. ^ A Comprehensive, Annotated Bibliography on Mahatma Gandhi: Books and pamphlets about Mahatma Gandhi. Greenwood Publishing Group. 1995. p. 160. Retrieved 11 October 2018.

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