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Govt forms executive committee for Gandhi's 150th birth anniversary celebrations

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

The government today set up an committee (EC) under the chairpersonship of Modi to "spread Mahatma Gandhi's legacy" among the people at the national and international level.

The committee comprises senior cabinet ministers, the of opposition in the Rajya Sabha, renowned Gandhians, social activists and noted public figures, a statement from the said.

The panel was formed after the first meeting of the (NC) under the chairmanship of the to commemorate the 150th birth anniversary of in which it was decided to form a sub-committee to consider policies and lay down guidelines for the celebrations.

"The EC's mandate is to chalk out the plan, programmes, and activities under the commemoration. The objective of the commemoration is to spread Gandhiji's legacy amongst the people at the national and international level," the statement said.

The NC has 125 members, of which 116 are from The others are acclaimed foreign members. The latest addition to the list of foreign members is A T Ariyaratne, Founder, and of

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First Published: Sat, June 02 2018. 00:15 IST