Participatory Programme



  Programme & Activities in the Financial Year of 2022-2023


Participation in the workshop on the Restoration and Augmentation of the Sabarmati Ashram precinct (02.07.2022-03.07.2022)

As a representative of Gandhi Smarak Sangrahalaya Barrackpore the Director-Secretary of the Sangrahalaya attended a meeting on the proposed project regarding the restoration and augmentation of the Sabarmati Ashram precinct, organized by the the Sabarmati Ashram Preservation and Memorial Trust on July 2 and 3, 2022 at the Ashram's premises in Ahmedabad.
The Directors and Secretaries of other Gandhi Museums throughout the country, such as National Gandhi Museum, New Delhi, Mani Bhawan Mumbai, Gandhi Memorial Museum, Madurai, Sevgram Ashram and such other Gandhian Institutions were also attended the two days' meeting and suggested their valuable opinions regarding the restoration and augmentation of Sabarmati Ashram in the meeting.

  Programme & Activities in the Financial Year of 2021-2022


Participation in All India Gandhi Museums Forum Meeting (28.03.2022)

All India Gandhi Museums Forum Meeting was held on March 28, 2022 in a hybrid mode (both offline and online) and it was organized by the National Gandhi Museum, New Delhi. The Office Bearers of all the seven national recognized Gandhi Museums throughout the country attended the Meeting. Shri A. Annamalai, Director of National Gandhi Museum presided over the meeting. Dr Atul Pandya, Director of Sabarmati Ashram Gandhi Museum and Shri Virat Kothari of Gandhi Heritage Portal of Sabarmati Ashram, Ahmedabad; Dr. Viva Gupta, Secretary of Magan Sangrahalaya, Wardha; Shri Nandarao, Secretary of Gandhi Memorial Museum, Madurai; Shri Sajeev Rajan, Office Bearer, Mani Bhawan Gandhi Sangrahalaya, Mumbai; Shri Asif Wasi, Director of Gandhi Smarak Sangrahalaya, Patna and Dr. Pratik Ghosh, Director-Secretary of Gandhi Smarak Sangrahalaya, Barrackpore were present in the meeting to represent their museums. All the representatives of Gandhi museums discussed about their plan of activities, new initiatives, extension services, etc. during the meeting.

Participation in the 45th International Kolkata Book Fair (28.02.2022 – 13.03.2022)

Gandhi Smarak Sangrahalaya, Barrackpore participated in the 45th International Kolkata Book Fair by holding a Stall from February 28 to March 13, 2022 at Central Park, Saltlake, Kolkata. A Special Exhibition on 'India towards Freedom' was presented in the stall through various rare photographs and write-ups related to the history of Indian Independence. The great contribution of Women in our Freedom Movement was also depicted through this exhibition. A Special Photo Album composed of 100 photographs on life and activities of Mahatma Gandhi had been also displayed in the stall.

Participation in the Webinar on Development and Environment in the views of Mahatma Gandhi, Organized by Mahatma Gandhi Smarak Sadan, Dhaka, Bangladesh (30.01.2022)

On the Occasion of the 74th death Anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, the Mahatma Gandhi Smarak Sadan, Dhaka, Bangladesh organized a webinar on ‘Development and Environment in the views of Mahatma Gandhi’ on January 30, 2022. Atiur Rahaman, former Governor of Bangladesh Bank presided over the Webinar. Dr. Debapriya Bhattacharya an Economist and Policy Analyst was present as the chief Guest and Dr. Pratik Ghosh, Director-Secretary of Gandhi Smarak Sangrahalaya, Barrackpore was present as a Special Guest. They delivered their valuable speeches regarding the topic of the webinar.

Participation in the programme of Annual Convocation of Digital Media Association in North 24 Parganas District (16.12.2021)

Digital Media Association in North 24 Parganas district organized the Annual Convocation at Loksanskriti Bhawan, Halisahar on December 16, 2021. The Director-Secretary of the Sangrahalaya was invited by the Organizer as Special Guest at the inaugural ceremony of the programme. The Chairman of Halisahar Municipality and Kanchrapara Municipality along with other distinguished guests were also present to grace the inaugural programme.

Participation an Exhibition on 'Cluster of Museums' (19.11.2021 – 25.11.2021)

Gandhi Smarak Sangrahalaya, Barrackpore participated in an Exhibition on 'Cluster of Museums' on the occasion of 'World Heritage Week - 2021, which was organized by Paschimbanga Sangrahalaya Samiti in collaboration with Kolkata Centre for Creativity (KCC) from November 19 to November 25, 2021 at the premises of KCC. The theme of the exhibition was “The Future of Museums: Recover and Reimagine”.

Webinar on 'Mahatma Gandhi and India Today' (04.10.2021)

A Webinar on 'Mahatma Gandhi and India Today' was organized by Field Outreach Bureau Bardhaman, Ministry of Information & Broadcasting, Government of India in collaboration with Gandhi Smarak Sangrahalaya, Barrackpore
on October 4, 2021 to commemorate the 152nd Birth Anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi. Smt. Jane Namchu, Additional Director General, Press Information Bureau and Regional Outreach Bureau, Kolkata delivered the Welcome Address. Professor (Dr.) Sibaji Pratim Basu, Honourable Vice-Chancellor of Vidyasagar University, Midnapore; Dr. Pradipta Mukherjee, Assistant Professor of HMM College for Women and Dr. Pratik Ghosh, Director-Secretary of Gandhi Smarak Sangrahalaya, Barrackpore delivered their lectures as the Main Speakers in this Webinar. Smt. Sujata Mitra, Assistant Director of Field Outreach Bureau Bardhaman conducted the Webinar.

National Webinar on ‘Remembering Mahatma: Redefining the Nation’: (01.10.2021)

A National Webinar on ‘Remembering Mahatma: Redefining the Nation’ was organized by the Sidho-Kanho-Birsha University (SKBU), Purulia in collaboration with Gandhi Smarak Sangrahalaya, Barrackpore on October 1, 2021.
The Webinar was inaugurated by the virtual presence of Professor (Dr.) Dipak Kumar Kar, Honourable Vice- Chancellor of SKBU and Professor (Dr.) Narugopal Dey, Dean, Faculty of Arts of SKBU. At the beginning of the Webinar Professor Gouri Sankar Nag, Professor, Department of Political Science, SKBU delivered the Welcome Address. The Honourable Vice-Chancellor of SKBU and Professor Dey delivered their inaugural speeches at the inaugural session of the Webinar. Professor Dhananjay Joshi, Professor, Department of Education, GGSIP University, Professor Nirban Basu, Former Gandhi Chair Professor of University of Calcutta, Professor Rajkumar Modak, Professor of Department of Philosophy of SKBU and Dr. Pratik Ghosh, Director-Secretary of Gandhi Smarak Sangrahalaya, Barrackpore were present as the Main Speakers to deliver their virtual lectures in this Webinar. The Webinar was conducted by Professor Gouri Sankar Nag.

Participation in Online Lecture (18.07.2021)

Heritage Society, Patna in collaboration with Museums Association of India is celebrating 'Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav' by organizing the Year-long Distinguished Weekly Lecture Series through their virtual platform. The Organizers had invited Dr. Pratik Ghosh, Director-Secretary of the Sangrahalaya to deliver an online lecture on 'Museum and Co mmunity Development - A Case Study of Community Engagement Initiatives at Gandhi Memorial Museum, Barrackpore' on July, 18, 2021. The Live Streaming programme was presented through the YouTube Channel and Facebook Page of Heritage Society, Patna

  Programme & Activities in the Financial Year of 2020-2021


Participation in a day-long Seminar on 'Practicing History on the basis of Folk Education' (08.04.2021)

Corpus Research Institute (CRI) - a well-known Academic Body for all practitioners of History, which was founded in 1996 by the History Alumni of Jadavpur University, organized a day-long Seminar on 'Practicing History on the basis of Folk Education' at Jodhpur Park, Kolkata on April 8, 2021.

Participation in the Online National Level Short term course of 'Archaeology and Museums Heritage of India' (11.01.2021

The Deccan Archaeological and Cultural Research Institute in collaboration with PANASH Organization, Delhi organized a 8 days online National Level Short term course of ‘Archaeology And Museums Heritage of India’ from 10th to 17th January, 2021 which was dedicated to the conservation and preservation of India’s cultural, natural, living, tangible and intangible heritage.

Participation in a Webinar organized by Bengal Library Association, Kolkata (30.01.2021)

Bengal Library Association, Kolkata organized a Webinar on the occasion of the 73rd Death Anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi on January 30, 2021. Dr. Pratik Ghosh, Director-Secretary of Gandhi Smarak Sangrahalaya, Barrackpore was invited to deliver a virtual lecture on Mahatma Gandhi and Gandhi Memorial Museum for this programme.

Participation in a virtual talk show (19.10.2020)

As part of the series of Talks on Celebrating 150 Years of the Mahatma, the Regional Outreach Bureau, Kolkata organized a virtual lecture on Gandhi and Khadi. Dr. Pratik Ghosh, Director- Secretary, Gandhi Smarak Sangrahalaya, Barrackpore delivered the finer points of this symbolic textile in Gandhian thought through his virtual lecture on October 19, 2020.

Participation in the series of Talks on Celebrating 150 Years of the Mahatma, organized by Regional Outreach Bureau, Kolkata (20/10/2020)

The Regional Outreach Bureau (ROB), Kolkata under the Ministry of Information & Broadcasting, Government of India invited the Director-Secretary of the Sangrahalaya to bring out the finer points of the symbolic textile – Khadi in Gandhian Thought as part of the series of Talks on Celebrating 150 Years of the Mahatma. The video lecture of the Director-Secretary of the Sangrahalaya in the aspects of Mahatma Gandhi and his iconic Khadi, the hand spun textile was published in the youtube channel of ROB, Kolkata on October 20, 2020.

Participation in a live Radio Talk Show programme (08.10.2020)

The Director-Secretary of the Sangrahalaya participated in a live Radio Talk Show programme, which was broadcasted through Akashbani by the Department of Panchayats & Rural Development, Government of West Bengal and it was broadcasted through FM Rainbow of All India Radio, Akashbani Geetanjali and Akashbani Siliguri on October 8, 2020. The topic of discussion was Mahatma Gandhi's Thought on Panchayat Raj.

Participation in a Live Radio Talk Show programme (08/10/2020)

The Director-Secretary of the Sangrahalaya participated in a live Radio Talk Show programme, which was broadcasted through Akashbani by the initative of Department of Panchayats & Rural Development, Government of West Bengal and it was broadcasted through FM Rainbow of All India Radio, Akashbani Geetanjali and Akashbani Siliguri on October 8, 2020. The topic of discussion was Mahatma Gandhi's Thought on Panchayat Raj.

Participation in a Webinar organized by ICAR – Central Research Institute for Jute and Allied Fibres (02/10/2020)

ICAR - Central Research Institute for Jute and Allied Fibres organized a Webinar to celebrate the concluding ceremony of 150th Birth Anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi on October 2, 2020. The organizer invited the DirectorSecretary of the Sangrahalaya to deliver a virtual lecture on ‘Mahatma Gandhi’s Concept of Gram Swaraj’.

Participation in a National Webinar, organized by Maulana Abul Kalam Azad Institute of Asian Studies (MAKAIS), Kolkata (02.10.2020)

The lecture of the Director-Secretary of Gandhi Smarak Sangrahalaya, Barrackpore on 'Mahatma Gandhi: An Icon of Peace', which was delivered virtually in a National Webinar, organized by Maulana Abul Kalam Azad Institute of Asian Studies (MAKAIS), Kolkata on October, 2, 2020.

Participation in a Webinar, organized by ICAR - Central Research Institute for Jute and Allied Fibres (02.10.2020)

A virtual Lecture on Mahatma Gandhi's Concept of Gram Swaraj, delivered by Dr. Pratik Ghosh, Director-Secretary of Gandhi Smarak Sangrahalaya, Barrackpore in a Webinar, organized by ICAR - Central Research Institute for Jute and Allied Fibres on October 2, 2020.

Participation in a National Webinar organized by Maulana Abul Kalam Azad Institute of Asian Studies, Kolkata (02/10/2020)

Maulana Abul Kalam Azad Institute of Asian Studies, Kolkata organized a National Webinar on ‘Mahatma Gandhi: An Icon of Peace’ on October 2, 2020. The Institute invited the Director-Secretary of the Sangrahalaya as a Speaker to deliver a virtual lecture on the topic.

Virtual Lecture by the Director-Secretary of the Sangrahalaya (28/09/2020)

North Bengal Science Centre, Siliguri organized the several online activities from 28.09.2020 to 02.10.2020 through their social media to commemorate the year concluding ceremony of Gandhi-150. As part of their programme an online popular lecture on 'Nature in light of Mahatma Gandhi' was delivered by the Director-Secretary of Gandhi Smarak Sangrahalaya, Barrackpore on September 28, 2020

Participation in the Virtual Meeting of All India Gandhi Museums’ Forum (31/08/2020)

All India Gandhi Museums' Forum Meeting was held on August 31, 2020 through the digital medium. The main agenda of the meeting was the discussion about the tentative plan of action of various Gandhi Museums throughout the country regarding the celebration of year long concluding ceremony of the 150th Birth Anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi during the present pandemic situation.The Secretaries/ Directors of various Gandhi Museums of the country, like National Gandhi Museum, New Delhi, Mani Bhawan Gandhi Museum, Mumbai, Magan Sangrahalaya, Wardah, Gandhi Museum, Patna, Gandhi Smarak Sangrahalaya, Barrackpore and Gandhi Memorial Museum, Madurai attended the meeting and all of them discussed their plan of action regarding the celebration of concluding ceremony of 150th Birth Anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi.

Virtual Lecture by the Director-Secretary of the Sangrahalaya (19/08/2020)

The Department of History & IQAC, Women's College, Calcutta celebrated the 'History Week' through their YouTube Channel from August 15 to August 21, 2020. The Director-Secretary of Gandhi Smarak Sangrahalaya, Barrackpore was invited to deliver a Lecture on 'Mahatma Gandhi and Freedom Movement: A Separate Analysis' in their YouTube Channel for the occasion of celebration of 'History Week' on August 19, 2020.

Virtual Lecture by the Director-Secretary of the Sangrahalaya (06/07/2020)

The Panash Organization of New Delhi invited the Director-Secretary of the Sangrahalaya to deliver a lecture on ‘Museum and Community Involvement - A Case Study of Community Engagement Initiatives of Gandhi Memorial Museum, Barrackpore, West Bengal’. The Director-Secretary of the Sangrahalaya delivered his lecture on this topic on July 6, 2020 and it was telecasted through the Facebook Live media of Panash Organization.

Virtual Participation in the Celebration of International Museum Day (18/05/2020)

The Asiatic Society, Kolkata organized a Webinar by the Audio Lectures of various Academicians and Museum Professionals on the occasion of International Museum Day, 2020 on May 18, 2020. The Director-Secretary of Gandhi Smarak Sangrahalaya, Barrackpore was invited as a speaker of this special ‎Webinar and he tried to highlight some major and user-friendly activities, which the museum personnel can plan to do while the COVID-19 pandemic is keeping visitors at home through his lecture in this Webinar.