The state culture department organised a number of events on the occasion of 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi. Chief minister Kamal Nath and culture minister Vijaylakshmi Sadho released a book on the life of Gandhi at Bharat Bhawan in the morning, where a dance drama named ‘Gandhi: Tana-Band’ directed and performed by Geeta Chandran from New Delhi was staged. The performance explored the concepts of truth, non-violence, tolerance, spirituality and promotion of khadi through amalgamation of Bharatnatyam and classical dances. At Ravindra Bhawan, around 350 children of different age groups participated in the painting competition. The exhibition was inaugurated by principal secretary of culture Pankaj Raag.
At Swaraj Bhawan, an exhibition named ‘Gandhi on canvas’ was held in which sculptors and artists exhibited the journey of Mahatma Gandhi. Students of Fine Art College, Gwalior, Khandwa, Dhar, Indore and Jabalpur exhibited their art works depicting the ideology of Gandhi.
At Shaurya Smarak, a photo exhibition showcasing the journey of Mahatma Gandhi was inaugurated by public relations minister PC Sharma. Rare photos of Gandhi in different districts of the state along with old press clippings were exhibited at the Shaurya Smarak. Clippings of newspapers dating back to 1947, 1930 1918 and 1917 were also displayed. A number of visitors queued to see the old articles and photos of Mahatma.
The commission for inter-religious dialogue and ecumenism of the Archdiocese, Bhopal, organized Sadbhavana rally-cum-inter-religious meet in Arera Colonyin which people of all religions participated. Archbishop Leo Cornelio, Shahar Qazi.
The staff of Indira Gandhi Rashtriya Manav Sangrahalay organised a prayer ceremony at the museum. As part of the event, 86-year old Javitri Pal, resident of Gwalior, donated an old charkha to the museum on which she used to spin yarn saying that the charkha symbolized truth, non-violence, swaraj and unity.

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