ENVIS Centre, Ministry of Environment & Forest, Govt. of India

Printed Date: Monday, September 20, 2021

Upcoming Event

150th Birth Anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi


logo 150 Government of India is commemorating the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, Father of the Nation, for a period of two years i.e from 2nd October 2018 to 2nd October 2020 at national and international level to propagate his message.


Idea of Karyanjali: The Nation is gearing up to offer Karyanjali as a Shraddhanjali (Tribute) to Mahatma Gandhi and Kasturba Gandhi on their 150th Birth Anniversary.


Gandhiji’s freedom struggle culminated in India’s Independence on 15th August, 1947. Mahatma Gandhi strived to lead the country to not just political independence, but to a better India and a society free of caste, religious, economic and even gender prejudices. Though politically independent, India has long since grappled with the same vital issues that Gandhiji had to face when he came back to India on January 9, 1915 after his South African odyssey viz. –health issues, drinking water problem, social issues etc.


The occasion of 150th birth anniversary celebrations has given us an opportunity to remind the humanity of the efficacy of the message of Mahatma Gandhi. Gandhi’s lessons are relevant in every policy of the country such as Swacch Bharat, rights of women and children, and of civil liberties of small and disadvantaged groups, health and well-being of the Indian farmer and the Indian village.





Hon’ble Prime Minister of India Shri Narendra Modi ji has stressed that all programmes associated with these celebrations should be designed around the theme of “Karyanjali” –or “Gandhi in action”. He has also said that event should serve to increase awareness about Gandhiji nationally as well as globally; the occasion should be celebrated in a manner that ensures Mahatma Gandhi continues to be an inspiration for future generations.


See more about the event, read/ download Gandhian literature, upload activities at https://www.gandhi.gov.in

Download 150th Anniverasry Official Logos (Click here)