President Ram Nath Kovind launched the logo and the web portal to be used for the commemoration of the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, an official statement said.
The logo was released in the presence of Minister of State for Culture (Independent Charge) Dr Mahesh Sharma.
“The logo has been obtained through crowdsourcing. Logo branding will be done in trains, metro rail, Air India aircraft, state roadways buses, government websites, e-mails, government stationery, calendar and diary, government advertisements and publicity material, digital signature,” the statement from the Ministry of Culture said.
The logo will also be used by Public Sector Undertakings, subordinate or attached offices, autonomous bodies etc. under the central government.
The new web portal will identify visitors from different geography and serve them personalised information.
Oganisations and individuals can join the celebration and submit their ‘Karyanjali’ through an easy upload process. It will also provide information related to Gandhian literature, philosophy, audios, videos and rare photos.
“The web portal is participatory in nature and all the participating organisations will be able to upload their activities regarding commemoration on the website. It also has a unique feature Gandhipedia which will be a repository of Gandhian knowledge and will continue to grow with time,” the statement said.
The two-year-long celebrations from October 2, 2018, to October 2, 2020, will be held across the country and all over the globe to mark the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi.
A meeting of the national committee headed by the president was held in May 2018 to draw out a plan of action for the mega celebration where a total of 92 suggestions were received.
Further, a total of 33 suggestions were approved by the executive committee headed by the prime minister to organise nationwide and worldwide commemoration. Accordingly, all ministries and departments of the Government of India and all state and UT governments have initiated actions pertaining to their ministries or departments.
These action plans are being uploaded to the web portal.