Nov. 28, 2018

Gandhi Smriti is organising ‘South Asia Regional Youth Peace Conference’ in New Delhi from November 28-30, 2018 to mark celebration of 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi.

South Asia Regional Youth Peace Conference:

  • Organized by: Gandhi Smriti and Darshan Samiti (GSDS) in partnership with UNESCO- MGIEP and Standing Together to Enable Peace.

  • Location: The conference will be held from November 28-30, 2018 at Gandhi Darshan, Rajghat, Delhi.

  • Objective:
    • The conference is being organized to mark the beginning of celebration of 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi.

    • This conference focuses on building a network for young leaders from South Asian countries working on various social issues.

    • The thematic thrust areas include Gender; Interfaith issues; Food Security in the context of Gandhian vision of village economy; Digital Media; Arts, Democracy and Dialogue.

Gandhi Smriti and Darshan Samiti (GSDS):

  • Background: Gandhi Smriti and Darshan Samiti was formed in 1984 by the merger of Gandhi Darshan at Rajghat and Gandhi Smriti at Tees January Marg.

  • Objective: The basic aim of the Samiti is to propagate the life, mission and thought of Mahatma Gandhi through various socio-educational and cultural programmes.

  • Location: Rajghat (Delhi)

  • Status: It is an autonomous body, functioning under the advice and financial support from the Ministry of Culture.

  • Administration: The Prime Minister of India is its Chairperson and it has a nominated body of senior Gandhians and representatives of various government departments to guide it in its activities.

Source : PIB