Kolkata: Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee will set out for her three-day-long visit to Delhi on Tuesday. Banerjee will be attending a meeting, where there will be discussion over the programme schedule to observe the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will also be present in the meeting of the national level committee, comprising all chief ministers, Gandhians and eminent people from different walks of life.
Celebrations will be held across the country and abroad for a year from October 2, 2019 to October 2, 2020, to propagate the Mahatma’s message. The national committee, constituted in October 2017, has chief ministers of all states, representatives from across the political spectrum, Gandhians, thinkers, and eminent persons from all walks of life.
The mandate of the committee is to approve policies, programmes and activities for the commemoration and supervise implementation of such decisions. The Bengal government will also celebrate the 150th birth anniversary of the father of the nation and it will begin from October 2 at Gandhi Bhavan in Beliaghata.
The state government has set up a 46-member committee with Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee as its chairperson and the committee has already held its first meeting.
The state government has taken all necessary measures for restoration of the Gandhi Bhavan.
Besides organising essay competitions and publishing booklets, the state government has also decided to place a permanent chair in the name of Gandhiji at Calcutta University. The Chief Minister will be staying in Delhi till May 3.