New Delhi, May 4: Father of the Nation, Mahatma Gandhi who initiated a revolution in India during the early 1900s rests peacefully at Rajghat, New Delhi today. With the freedom from Britishers that he gave us, Gandhi is the reason for all the development we see in India. In the remembrance of Gandhi, Minister of Urban Development Venkaiah Naidu has decided to portray his influential lifework and experiences at Rajghat.
To enable enhanced experience for the large numbers of visitors to Gandhi Samadhi at Rajghat in the National Capital, several works worth about Rs.3.00 cr were approved by Naidu.
The plan includes setting up 3 digital screens, an Interpretation Centre for interactive learning about the life and works of Mahatma, widening of pathway, providing ramps to enable easy access for differently abled persons, granite flooring, development of 2 meter wide 1.10 km long peripheral pathways around Rajghat, providing seats/benches for visitors, toilets accessible for all, hedge barriers, Foot Over Bridge across Lotus Pond etc will be provided.
Rajghat Samadhi Committee was set up by M.Venkaiah Naidu along with Udit Raj, MP Rajmohan Gandhi, former MP and grandson of Gandhiji, Dipak Nair and other members.
Dipak Nair said, “I have been on this Committee for a long period and am pleased with the current efforts for making a visit to Gandhi Samadhi a happy and learning experience”.
Three 46 Inch LED screens will be set up around the Samadhi for displaying visuals relating to the life of Mahatma, National Movement, playing Amrit Vachans and quotes of Gandhiji.
Interpretation Centre will have two screens for interactive learning about the life and works of Mahatma through Quiz on the life and works of Gandhiji and National Movement, Movies, speeches of Gandhiji etc.