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14 Sep 2018

Here's what Tourism Ministry planned for Gandhiji's birth anniversary

Tourism Ministry's plans for Mahatma Gandhi birth anniversary

The Tourism Ministry will include the words "The land of Gandhi" in the logo of its flagship program 'Incredible India' as part of its plans to commemorate Mahatma Gandhi's 150th birth anniversary.

The government, which already announced its plans to celebrate the occasion in India and abroad from October 2, 2018, to March 30, 2019, has asked all Ministries to keep their plans ready.

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Tourism Ministry's plans for Mahatma Gandhi birth anniversary

Planned number of activities in India and abroad: Ministry

"We've planned a number of activities on Gandhiji's life, both in India and in our overseas offices. We will soon change the logo of 'Incredible India' to include the words 'The land of Gandhi,' and it will be displayed prominently," Secretary Rashmi Verma said today.


Ministry's overseas offices to distribute literature on Gandhiji

In fact, all the new advertisements of 'Incredible India' issued from this month onwards will feature the reference to Gandhi, officials in the Ministry said.

Verma also said that the Ministry's overseas offices will distribute literature on Mahatma Gandhi.

Quiz competitions will be organized to promote the teachings of the Mahatma and create awareness about his life.

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Jaitley allocated Rs. 150 crore for the celebrations

The Ministry's website will also have an exclusive page on Gandhiji to commemorate his 150th birth anniversary. Finance Minister Arun Jaitley had, during his budget speech, allocated Rs. 150 crore for the celebrations of the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi.

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