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PM chairs EC meeting on commemoration of Mahatma Gandhi’s 150th birth anniversary

Some of the major achievements include inauguration of National Salt Satyagraha Memorial inaugurated at Dandi in Navsari,  Gandhi-themed tableaux of states and central government departments marked this year’s republic day parade, videos of ‘Vaishnav Jan’ sung by famous singers at iconic places from 155 countries prepared & publicised.

Besides, an international sanitation convention was organised where   55 ministers from 70 countries gathered to learn from india’s sanitation experience.

During this period, a large number of pad yatras, cycle yatra, youth exchange programmes, plays by school and college students, nukkad natak, seminars, workshops, Gandhi Katha and inter-faith prayers were organised.

On 2 October, 2018 and 4 April, 2019, a total of 1424 inmates were released under special remission.

120 iconic buildings were illuminated across the world on October, 2, 2018.

Beside, 100 volumes of collected works of Mahatma Gandhi in English were digitized.

Short film competition was also organised by NFDC. Out of 994 entries, 10 top films were awarded. Archival programmes on Mahatma Gandhi were telecast and broadcast on All India Radion and DD on regular basis.

Besides, various Ministries of Government have planned activities to be taken up on and 2 October, 2019.

Some of them are: Awareness generation across 4000 towns and 6 lakh villages and Preparations for collection, disposal of plastic waste.

On October, 2, 2019, Nationwide ‘shramdaan’ to be organised for plastic waste in all Gram Panchayats, Urban Local Bodies, Schools, Railways, Highways.

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