Gandhi Global Family Plans Elaborate Programme at KISS
Gandhi Global Family, a national-level organization propagating values and vision of the Father of the Nation, has planned elaborate programmes to observe Death Anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi on 30th January 2011. Programmes were discussed and finalized at a meeting of Gandhi Global Family chaired by Dr. Achyuta Samanta, National Secretary of the organization and Founder, KIIT & KISS.
As per the programme, His Excellency Shri M. C. Bhandare, the Governor of Odisha will unveil a bronze statue of Mahatma Gandhi and inaugurate an ‘Akhand Jyoti’ at KISS campus at 5.30 PM on 30th January. He has also consented to deliver at KISS the inaugural lecture of Gandhi Memorial Lecture Series, instituted by Gandhi Global Family from the current year. Shri Bhandare will lay Foundation Stone of a 50 bedded health centre at KISS on the occasion. Poor patients from the nearby areas will get treatment free of cost at this health centre. The Governor’s programme also includes inauguration of an ultra modern kitchen facility for 15,000 tribal students of KISS. Gandhiji dedicated his life for the welfare of socially backward, exploited and excluded sections of the society. In view of this, Gandhi Global Family found it relevant to observe the auspicious occasion of his death anniversary at KISS, which is a home for 15,000 tribal children.
Gandhi Global Family has entrusted Dr. A. Samanta with organizational responsibilities in five States-Odisha, West Bengal, Bihar, Jharkhand and Chhattisgarh-in the capacity as its National Secretary. Steps are being taken to establish a Gandhigram, a Gandhi Museum, which will showcase life and times of Mahatma Gandhi, and Gandhi Library, which will have books on Gandhiji and his philosophy, in Bhubaneswar in near future, informed Dr. Samanta.
Founder of Gandhi Global Family and eminent Gandhian leader Padma Bhusan Nirmala Despande officiated as President of the Gandhi Global Family for several years. At present Shri Gulam Nabi Azad, Hon’ble Union Minister of Health & Family Welfare is the Central President of Gandhi Global Family, while Shri S. P. Verma is its Vice President.
Dr. Dilip Srichandan is the Odisha State Coordinator of Gandhi Global family, while Dr. Bimalendu Mohanty, Shri Pradosh Patnaik, Padmashree Tulasi Munda, Shri Dilip Hali, Shri Priyadarshi Mishra, Shri Surendra Das, Shri Surya Mohanty, Shri Rabi Behera, Shri Shashanka Chudamani and Shri Chinmaya Das are members, among others.