Govt sets up Executive Committee to spread Mahatma Gandhi’s legacy

The government has set up an executive committee, under the chairmanship of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to spread Mahatma Gandhi’s legacy among the people at the national and international level.

   An official statement said, the committee comprises, senior cabinet ministers, the leader of opposition in the Rajya Sabha, renowned Gandhians, social activists and noted public figures.
The panel was formed after the first meeting of the National Committee (NC) under the chairmanship of President Ram Nath Kovind to commemorate the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi.
During the meeting, it was decided to form a sub-committee to consider policies and lay down guidelines for the celebrations.
“The EC’s mandate is to chalk out the plan, programmes, and activities under the commemoration. The objective of the commemoration is to spread Gandhiji’s legacy amongst the people at the national and international level,” the statement said.
The NC has 125 members, of which 116 are from India. Other members are acclaimed foreign members.

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