To mark the year 2019, Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia on Thursday released a unique calendar, marking the momentous occasion of Mahatma Gandhi’s 150th birth
As the nation and the world celebrates the Gandhiji and his legacy, the Delhi government has found its own way of remembering him.
Like every year, Delhi Tourism and Transportation Development Corporation (DTTDC) has brought out a theme-based calendar on behalf of Delhi Government, paying tribute to Gandhiji’s life and his connect with Delhi.
Mr Sisodia also released a diary on this occasion.
Speaking on the occasion, Mr Sisodia, said, ‘Commemorating the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, this calendar has been conceptualised on his many visits to Delhi. Gandhi ji visited Delhi 80 times between 1915 and 1948. He spent 720 days here, furthering the cause of Indian Independence across spheres and walks of life, from major colleges in University of Delhi, to Harijan Basti and beyond.’
He said these memories have been translated into artwork by eminent artists Hena Chakravarty, who has dedicated her life to visualising Gandhi ji’s life teachings as art.
Mr Sisodia said Gandhiji’s connect Delhi dates back to when he first visited the city in 1915 at St. Stephen’s to his last fast at the Birla house, where he spent the last 144 days of his life, this calendar maps Gandhiji’s multifaceted journey to independent India through Delhi.
The Deputy Chief Minister and Tourism Minister said the Delhi Tourism has been publishing the theme based calendar every year on behalf of Delhi Government for over past three decades.
Every year, the Calendar theme highlights the city and its uniqueness as a destination. Last year, the theme was Delhi as film shooting destination which became very popular amidst the industry and also won a prize.
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