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President of India launches the logo and web portal for commemoration of 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi

Newdelhi:18/9/18:The President of India, Shri Ram Nath Kovind launched the logo and the web portal (http://gandhi.gov.in/) for commemoration of 150th birth anniversary of Father of the Nation, Mahatma Gandhi, at Rashtrapati Bhawan today. The logo was released in the presence of Minister of State for Culture (Independent Charge) and Environment, Forest & Climate Change, Dr. Mahesh Sharma and Secretary Culture, Shri Arun Goel.

The logo has been obtained through crowd sourcing. Logo Branding will be done in Trains, Metro Rail, Air India Aircrafts, State Roadways Buses, Government websites, E-mails, Government stationery, calendar and diary, Government advertisements & publicity material, digital signature etc. The logo will also be used by Public Sector Undertakings, subordinate/ attached   offices, autonomous bodies etc. under Ministry/ Department of Government of India


The designs of the logo with colour guide are available on the web-site of https://gandhi.gov.in/download.html for download:-


i)          Logo in original form (Main Logo)

ii)         Logo for use in single colour (for use in black and white)

iii)        Logo in reverse form with light/bright background

  1. Logo in reverse form with dark background


The salient features of the new web portal are:

  1. to identify visitors from different geography and serve them personalized information;


  1. Organizations & individuals can join celebration and submit their Karyanjali through an easy upload process.


  1. Information related to Gandhian literature, philosophy, audios, videos, rare photos are available in the portal.


The webportal is participatory in nature and all the participating organizations will be able to upload their activities regarding commemoration on the website. It also has a unique feature Gandhipedia which will be a repository of Gandhian knowledge and will continue to grow with time.


The two year long celebrations from 2nd October, 2018 to 02nd October, 2020 will be held across the country and all over the globe to mark the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi. A meeting of National Committee headed by the President of India was held in May, 2018 to draw out a plan of action for the mega celebration where a total of 92 suggestions were received. Further, a total of 33 suggestions were approved by the Executive Committee headed by the Prime Minister to organize nationwide and worldwide commemoration. Accordingly, all Ministries/Departments of the Government of India and all State/UT Governments have initiated actions pertaining to their Ministries/Departments.  These action plans are being uploaded on the web portal.


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Ashok Palit has completed his graduation from Upendranath College Soro, Balasore and post graduation from Utkal University in Odia Language and literture.. He has also carved out a niche for himself as a scribe of eminence after joining the profession in 1988. He is also an independent media production professional. He brings loads of experience to Advanced Media, Ashok Palit as a cineaste has been active in film criticism for over three decades. As a film society activist, he soared to eminence for his profound commitment to the art film appreciation and aesthetics of cinema. His mode of discourse is often erudite but always lucid and comprehensible marked by a perfect acumen so rare in the field. A film aesthete with an immense fond of critical sensibilities, he wrote about growth and development of odia cinema in New Indian Express, The Times of India, The Hindustan Times, The Asian Age and Screen. He has been working as an Editor for Cine Samaya from 2002-2004.. He had made solid contribution on cinema in many odia Dailies and weekly such as Samaj, Prajatantra, Dharatri, Samaya, Satabadi, and weekly Samaya.

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