NEW DELHI, Sept 3 – India has launched Gandhi Heritage Portal, a technology-driven initiative aimed at making the Father of the Nation, Mahatma Gandhi accessible all over the world on an electronic platform.
“I am confident that it will be an invaluable resource for generations to come, especially for the youth worldwide,” Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh said when launching the portal.
The portal, which will house the intellectual heritage of Gandhi, has been developed at the Gandhi Ashram in Sabarmati in Gujarat, where its office is also located.
The portal at present provides approximately half a million pages of material in electronic form and eventually would place about one million pages of information in multiple languages.
Manmohan said this collection of documents provides great source material on India’s freedom struggle and captures the triumphs and tribulations, the thoughts and visions of an entire generation of freedom fighters led by Gandhi.