On June 18, 2021, Gandhi Smarak Sangrahalaya, Barrackpore reached in a devastated village of Patharpratima, located at Sundarban in South 24 Parganas district, which are badly affected due to the super cyclone 'Yash'. With the help of local people the Sangrahalaya distributed the relief materials to the villagers of that flood affected area.
Gandhi Smarak Sangrahalaya reached Jyotishpur village, located in Sundarban, South 24 Parganas district for distributing the health hygiene materials like Masks, Sanitizers, Hand Washes, Antiseptics, Neem Soaps, etc. to the villagers of that area on September 5, 2020. The Sangrahalaya organized an awareness camp there and the DirectorSecretary of the Sangrahalaya delivered a presentation on the precautionary measures against the Novel Corona Virus.
Gandhi Smarak Sangrahalaya, Barrackpore reached today in two devastated villages of Raidighi and Kultali areas, located at Sundarban in South 24 Parganas district, which are badly affected due to the super cyclone 'Amphan'. With the help of local people the Sangrahalaya arranged an Awareness Camp regarding the preventive measures against novel Corona Virus in these two villages for the local villagers.
Gandhi Smarak Sangrahalaya, Barrackpore held a Stall (Stall No. F-12) in International Kolkata Book Fair 2020 from January 29 to February 9, 2020 at Central Park, Saltlake, Kolkata.
In the stall of the Sangrahalaya at International Kolkata Book Fair, 2020, a short glimpse of Mahatma Gandhi's Last Peace Mission was presented to bring before the present generation that eventful episode.
Sri Ramakrishna Samiti Barrackpore organized a programme on January 17, 2020 to celebrate the 158th Birth Anniversary of Swami Vivekananda and they invited Dr. Pratik Ghosh, Director-Secretary of Gandhi Smarak Sangrahalaya as Chief Guest. The Director-Secretary of the Sangrahalaya delivered his speech on 'Relevance of Swami Vivekananda for Today and Tomorrow' in this occasion.
On January 16, 2020, the Gandhi Smarak Sangrahalaya, Barrackpore reached at a historical place, named 'Debiprasad High School' of Barrackpore, where Mahatma Gandhi came to conduct a public meeting from Beliaghata 'Hydari Manjil' during the communal frenzy of Bengal on August 19, 1947 and this was the last visit of Gandhiji at Barrackpore.
Naihati Utsav Welfare Samity invited the Sangrahalaya to set up a stall on Mahatma Gandhi in the 9th years of Naihati Utsav from December 27, 2019 to January 3, 2020 at Naihati Railway Maidan, Naihati, North 24 Parganas District. The Sangrahalaya set up a Stall at there by setting up some thematic temporary exhibitions on Mahatma Gandhi like ?Gandhiji & Bengal? and Gandhiji?s Constructive Work. The various exhibits were set up by displaying of photographs, write-ups, Posters, Models of Charkha and the Cottage in which Gandhiji used to stay at Sabarmati Ashram and the Photostat copies of Gandhiji?s Letters in different languages and his Bengali Hand Writing.
Barrackpore Debiprasad High School organized a programme on Gandhiji with the cooperation of the ex-students of the institution to commemorate the 150th Birth Anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi at their school campus on December 22, 2019 the institution invited the Sangrahalaya to participate in their programme. The Sangrahalaya set up a Special Exhibition, comprising of 21 roll-up standee panels on Gandhiji?s 18 points communal structures for social development, entitled ?India of My Dreams?.
The 6th Chakdaha Book Fair was organized by Chakdaha Municipality in Nadia district and it was inaugurated on December 11, 2019. On the first day of the Book Fair they scheduled a Seminar on Mahatma Gandhi and the organizer invited Dr. Pratik Ghosh, Director-Secretary of Gandhi Smarak Sangrahalaya, Barrackpore as Special Guest to deliver his address on 'The Relevance of Mahatma Gandhi in the Present World'.
Office of the Municipal Councillor, Konnagar in Hooghly district invited the Sangrahalaya to hold an Exhibition cum Book Stall on Mahatma Gandhi in their 13th Konnagar Book Fair, which was held from December 6, 2019 to December 15, 2019. The book fair was opened daily from 03:00 pm to 09:00 pm at play ground near to Sakuntala Kali Temple at Koonagar in Hooghly district.
Gandhiji Janmotsab Udjapon Committee & Swadhinata Dibas Udjapon Committee of North 24 Parganas District organized a ?Sanghati Festival ? 2019? at Naihati on November 19, 2019. The organizing committee invited Gandhi Smarak Sangrahalaya, Barrackpore to participate in this programme. The Director-Secretary of the Sangrahalaya delivered a speech on the relevance of organizing of such programme in the present time and a documentary film show on 18 points of Communal Structure of Mahatma Gandhi was also shown by the Sangrahalaya.
Office of the Chief Postmaster General, West Bengal Circle organized a State Level Philatelic Exhibition - 'Ekla Chalo Re' from November 16 to November 21, 2019 at Academy of Fine Arts, Kolkata to commemorate the 150th Birth Anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi.
The Department of Political Science of Serampore College in Hooghly District celebrated the 150th Birth Anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi from September 25 to September 27, 2019 at their college campus. The Sangrahalaya was invited by the Serampore College to take part in this programme on September 26, 2019. The Sangrahalaya set up an exhibition on life & activities of Mahatma Gandhi, the various Satyagraha Movements in India and Mahatma Gandhi & the World at the college premises.
The Sidho-Kanho-Birsha University, Purulia celebrated the 150th Birth Anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi by organizing a day-long programme in collaboration with the Sangrahalaya at their University Campus on September 25, 2019. The programme was started by the inauguration of a Mobile Exhibition on Gandhian Thought of Constructive Programmes for Social Development, which was set up by the Sangrahalaya and it was inaugurated by Professor Dipak Kumar Kar, Hon'ble Vice-Chancellor of Sidho- Kanho- Birsha University. After visiting the exhibitions the Inaugural function was started in the seminar room of the University. The Hon'ble Vice-Chancellor, the Registrar, the Dean of Faculty of Arts of the University and the Director-Secretary of the Sangrahalaya were present at the inaugural function and all of them delivered their lectures about the significance of the programme. The Director-Secretary of the Sangrahalaya conducted an Audio-Visual Spot Quiz, based on the life & activities of Mahatma Gandhi for the students of the University. At the end of the programme the winners of the quiz programme were awarded the mementoes in memory of the Mahatma by the Sangrahalaya.
Housing and Urban Development Corporation Limited (A Govt. of India Enterprise), Kolkata Regional Office celebrated the 150th Birth Anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi at their office premises at Salt Lake, Kolkata on September 17, 2019. The HUDCO invited the Gandhi Smarak Sangrahalaya, Barrackpore to grace the occasion. The Sangrahalaya set up an Exhibition entitled, 'India of My Dreams' at there. Shri Subrata Saha, General Manager (Finance), HUDCO, delivered the Welcome Address.
The Asiatic Society organized a two days Staff Training Workshop on 'Exhibition and Display in Museum' on September 13 and 14, 2019. The institution invited the Director-Secretary of Gandhi Smarak Sangrahalaya, Barrackpore as a resource person in this Workshop on September 14, 2019. The Session was presided by Professor Tapati Mukherjee, Chief Secretary of Asiatic Society Library.
Maulana Abul Kalam Azad University of Technology, Haringhata in Nadia District organised a day-long programme for celebrating the occasion of 150th Birth Anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi on July 30, 2019. The University invited the Gandhi Smarak Sangrahalaya, Barrackpore to hold an exhibition in the campus. The Sangrahalaya set up the temporary exhibitions on Life & Activities of Mahatma Gandhi and Mahatma Gandhi's Constructive Programme for Social Reformation, entitled 'India of My Dreams'.
Gandhi Smarak Sangrahalaya, Barrackpore and Mahatma Gandhi Smarak Sadan, Dhaka, Bangladesh jointly organized a programme at Daffodil International University in Dhaka, Bangladesh on July 27, 2019 to commemorate the 150th Birth Anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi. Janab Syed Abul Maksud, Founder & Chairman of Mahatma Gandhi Smarak Sadan, Dhaka delivered a speech about the activities of Mahatma Gandhi to the students at the beginning of the programme.
Mahatma Gandhi Smarak Sadan, Dhaka, Bangladesh organized a Seminar on 'Gandhian Thought & Activities for developing a Non-violent Peaceful Society' in the National Press Club of Bangladesh on July 26, 2019. Professor Anisujjaman, National Professor of Bangladesh was invited as the Chief Guest and the Organizer also invited the Director-Secretary of the Sangrahalaya as the Special Guest.
Barsul Bratachari Sangha, Burdwan, recognised by Bengal Bratachari Society celebrated 138th Birth Anniversary of Shri Gurusaday Dutta at their place on May 10, 2019. They invited the Gandhi Smarak Sangrahalaya, Barrackpore to attend their programme. The Director-Secretary of the Sangrahalaya attended their programme as Special Guest and delivered his speech on relevance of Bratachari Art in present society and he also mentioned the basic similarity of thinking of Gurusaday Dutta to promote such practical art in the field of education along with other renowned personalities during that time like Gurudev Rabindranath Tagore and Mahatma Gandhi.
'Do Something Foundation' - an Youth group organisation of Titagarh area in the district of North 24 Parganas organized a Seminar on 'Peace and Composite Heritage' at Ravindra Bhawan, Khardah in association with Millennium Care & Development. The theme of the Seminar was 'For Peace, For Love, Come on for a Dream, For Tomorrow'. The organisers invited the Director-Secretary of Gandhi Smarak Sangrahalaya, Barrackpore to deliver a speech on Mahatma Gandhi - An Apostle of Peace in this Seminar. The Youth Generations of this Organisation are providing their excellent efforts to spread the messages of peace to all kinds of people through their several activities throughout the year in this area.
Gandhi Smarak Sangrahalaya, Barrackpore reached at an institution named 'Khelaghar', located in a small village called Badu in North 24 Parganas district. Khelaghar is a secular, charitable trust and welfare home and education resource center. It provides shelter, food and education free of cost to ?Children in need and in distress?. This home was formed by Late Maitraye Devi, a well known writer, social worker and an ardent follower of Rabindranath Tagore, in 1971. Set amidst the beauty of the village green, Khelaghar blends with its background and harmonizes with the flowing life around it.
Department of Posts, Office of the Sr Supdt. of Post Offices, Central Kolkata Division, Kolkata organized a programme for the occasion of Celebration of 150th Birth Anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi at their Office on March 19, 2019. They requested the Gandhi Smarak Sangrahalaya to arrange a special exhibition on 'Life & Works of Mahatma Gandhi along with several posters on Stamps related to Gandhiji, which had been released in several occasions by more than 100 countries of the World. The Sangrahalaya arranged these exhibitions at their office premises and it was inaugurated by Shri Samar Bagchi, Former Director of BITM, Kolkata.
The Akshay Kumar Maitreya Heritage Museum of North Bengal University organized a day-long National Seminar on ?Less Explored Archaeological Heritage & Objects of North Bengal? on March 12, 2012 at their institution. They invited the Director-Secretary of the Sangrahalaya as Special Guest in this seminar. The Director-Secretary presented his deliberation on ?Revolution in Display of Archaeology in Modern Way? at this seminar. The key-note address was delivered by Shri Rajesh Purohit, Director of Indian Museum, Kolkata.
On the occasion of the 150th Birth Anniversary year of Mahatma Gandhi the Sangrahalaya took many initiatives to highlight the several message of ?Gandhi-150? to all kinds of people. As a part of such activity the Sangrahalaya participated in the 43rd International Kolkata Book Fair which was held from January 31 to February 11, 2019 at Central Park Fair Ground, Salt Lake, Kolkata.
The Asiatic Society organised a Two days' National level Seminar on 'Philosophy of Mahatma Gandhi' on February 12 and 13, 2019. They invited the Gandhi Smarak Sangrahalaya to take part in this Seminar. The Director-Secretary of the Sangrahalaya participated in the Seminar as a Speaker and the topic of his deliberation was 'Rethinking Gandhian Thought: Issues and Challenges.
Office of the District Magistrate & Collector, North 24 Parganas, Govt. of West Bengal, organized a District Level Environment Fair, 2019 for 2 days at Kachari Maidan, Barast on February 1 and 2, 2019. The Organizer invited the Gandhi Smarak Sangrahalaya, Barrackpore to participate in this Fair for 2 days. The Sangrahalaya was holding an Exhibition Stall at the place and set up some temporary exhibitions on life and works of Mahatma Gandhi along with Gandhiji's Views on Nature & Environment. Shri Subhro Banerjee, A.D.G.M, visited the Stall on the first day. The students from various schools of North 24 Parganas district also came to visit the Gandhi Sangrahalaya's Stall.
With the country celebrating the 150th Birth Anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, Birla Industrial & Technological Museum (BITM) in Kolkata, National Council of Science Museums, Ministry of Culture, Government of India organized a Nationwide School level Quiz, involving hundreds of students, to pay homage to our 'Father of the Nation'. The theme of the quiz is "Mahatma Gandhi: Life and Works". The inaugural programme for this National level Quiz Competition was held on January 29, 2019 at BITM, Kolkata. The Director-Secretary of Gandhi Smarak Sangrahalaya, Barrackpore was invited in this inaugural programme as the Guest of Honour. Shri Jahar Sirkar, Former Secretary, Ministry of Culture, Government of India was present as the Chief Guest.
Gandhi Smarak Sangrahalaya, Barrackpore participated in Poush Mela, 2018 at Santiniketan by holding an Exhibition Stall on various activities of Mahatma Gandhi from December 23 to December 28, 2018. The Exhibition Stall was inaugurated by Professor Amal Paul, Acting Director of Ravindra Bhavan, Visva-Bharati University on 23/12/2018.
Makardaha Saraswat Library celebrated the Centenary Year of their library from December 21 to December 23, 2018 at Makardaha, Howrah. They invited the Gandhi Smarak Sangrahalaya, Barrackpore to participate in their programme.
The 150th Birth Anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi is going to be celebrated throughout the country. In West Bengal a Committee in the name of 'Mahatma Gandhi 150 Celebration Committee' with 54 Members has been constituted at the initiative of Gandhi Smarak Sangrahalaya, Barrackpore.
The Director-Secretary of Gandhi Smarak Sangrahalaya, Barrackpore attended the 'All India Gandhi Museums Forum Meeting' hosted by Gandhi Memorial Museum, Madurai on 1st and 2nd September, 2018.
The Gandhi Smarak Sangrahalaya, Barrackpore was invited by the authority of Ashok Nilay Nivedita College of Education, Ullon, Ramlochanpur, Mandirbazar, 24 Parganas (South) on April 10, 2018 to organize a day-long Workshop regarding Peace and Harmony.
Sustainable Development according to Gandhiji's Concept' was organized by Gandhi Vicar Parisad in collaboration with Gandhi Smarak Sangrahalaya, Barrackpore from November 1, 2017 to November 3, 2017.
Domestic violence and child marriage are two social evils that hamper the development of the society as they prevent the two major sections of the society viz. women and children from getting the necessary opportunities in facilitating a healthy social life. In order to raise awareness against these, a two Day Workshop on stopping Domestic Violence and Child Marriage was organized by Gandhi Vichar Parishad, Bankura in collaboration with Gandhi Smarak Sangrahalaya,