What To Expect
Gandhi Smriti was formed in September 1984 by the merger of Gandhi Darshan at Rajghat and Gandhi Smriti, at 5 Tees January Road as an autonomous body, and is functioning under the constructive advice and financial support from the Department of Culture, Ministry of Tourism and Culture, Government of India. 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. The basic aim and objective of the Samiti is to propagate the life, mission and thought of Mahatma Gandhi through various socio-educational and cultural programs.
Gandhi Smriti, housed in the Old Birla House on 5 Tees January Road, New Delhi, is the sacred place where Mahatma Gandhi's epic life ended on 30 January 1948. Mahatma Gandhi had lived in this house from 9 September 1947 to 30 January 1948. Thus, the hallowed house treasures many memories of the last 144 days of his life. The Old Birla House was acquired by the Government of India in 1971 and was converted into a National Memorial of the Father of the Nation and was opened to the public on August 15, 1973.
The preserved areas include the room where Mahatma Gandhi lived and the prayer ground where he held a mass every evening. It was here where assassin's bullets felled Gandhiji. The building and the landscape have been preserved as they were in those days.
The Memorial consists of: (a) visual aspects to perpetuate the memory of Mahatma Gandhi and the noble ideals he represented, (b) educative aspects to focus concentrated attention on certain values of life that made Gandhi a Mahatma, and (c) service aspects to introduce activities in order to subserve certain felt needs.
On display in the Museum are photographs, sculptures, paintings, frescos, inscriptions on rocks and relics pertaining to the years Mahatma Gandhi spent here. The meagre personal effects of Gandhiji are also carefully preserved. A larger than life statue of Mahatma Gandhi, with a boy and a girl holding a dove in their hands standing on either side, emerging out of the globe, symbolizing his universal concern for the poor and the deprived, welcomes the visitor at the main entrance of the Gandhi Smriti. It is the work of the renowned sculptor Sri Ram Sutar. The legend at the base of the sculpture says, "My Life is My Message."
A Martyr's Column stands at the spot where the Father of the Nation was assassinated, commemorating the Martyrdom of Mahatma Gandhi as the embodiment of all the sufferings and sacrifices that characterized the long struggle for India's Freedom.
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