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1. Gandhi Smriti and Darshan


Gandhi Smriti at 5, Tees January Marg, New Delhi is a national memorial, which treasures many memories of the last 144 days of his life. The exhibition on the Mahatma, the room he lived in and the prayer ground attract a large number of visitors every day.

Situated close to the Gandhi Samadhi at Rajghat, on a 36-acre land, Gandhi Darshan offers a comprehensive exhibition on Gandhi spread out in four pavilions, films Auditorium, conference facilities for major national and international camps, children’s corner and a library.

For more information contact:


Gandhi Smriti & Darshan Samiti, Rajghat, New Delhi-110002,India

Tel No. : Office- 91-11- 23736267, Fax : 23011480


E-mail Address:

2. National Gandhi Museum


The Museum is located very close to the memorial where Gandhi was cremated and housed galleries, displays, Gandhi literature Centre, Special Exhibition, Library, Photo Section, Audio Visual Section and more.

For more information contact:

National Gandhi Museum, Rajghat, New Delhi, Pin-110002


E-mail Address:

3. G. R. Institute of Nonviolence


Paranthal (PO), Pathanamthitta (District) Kerala, Pin-698518, India

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4. Centre for Gandhian Studies


A place to study about Gandhi's philosophy and nonviolence.

University of Kerala, Thiruvanthapuram - 695034, Kerala, India.
Tel. No. : - Office 91-471 -2305663, Fax : 2307158

E- mail Address:

5. Sampurn Kranti Vidyalaya


Post: Vedchhi, District: Surat, Gujarat, Pin-394641, India
Tel. No.: 91-2625-222074
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6. Dept. of Gandhian Studies


Punjab University, Chandigarh -160014, India
Tel. No.: 91-0172-2541940

7. Department of Gandhian Thought & Peace Science


Gandhigram Rural Institute, Gandhigram,Tamil Nadu, Pin- 624302, India.
Tel. No.: 91-0451-52371

8. Department of Gandhian Studies


Bhagalpur University, Bhagalpur, Bihar, Pin - 812007, India

9. Gandhi Adhyan Peeth


Mahatma Gandhi Kashi Vidyapith, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, India
Tel. No.: 91-0542-2226194

10. Gandhigram Rural University


Gandhigram- 424302, Tamil Nadu, India
Tel. No.: 91-0451-252432 (R)

11. Mahatma Gandhi Centre


479, Kamarajar Road, Varadarajapuram, Coimbatore, Pin - 641015,

Tamil Nadu, India

12. Dept. of Gandhian Studies


Madurai Kamaraj University, 2, Vallabhai Road, Madurai-600002, Tamil Nadu, India
Tel. No.: 91-0452- 244489 & 2627890

13. The Valliammal Institute


Gandhi Museum, Madurai, Tamil Nadu, Pin - 625020, India

14. Banwasi Seva Ashram


The Ashram, situated in Uttar Pradesh is an outstanding example of a Gandhian voluntary organization, which has realised Gandhi's vision of a self-sufficient village. The work done by  the Banwasi Seva Ashram in Sonbhadra in Uttar Pradesh, India shows that antodaya i.e attention to the poorest of the poor is the pathway to sarvodaya (Welfare of all). The Gram Swaraj movement promoted by Gandhiji and by Vinoba Bhave provided the framework for the programmes of the Ashram.
Mahatma Gandhi's vision of an ideal village was: " A complete republic independent of its neighbours for its vital wants and yet interdependent for any wants in which dependence is a necessity." Mahatma Gandhi would be proud of the Banwasi Seva Ashram. His vision of enlightened confident and self-sufficient villagers running their own lives has become a reality. Wastelands have become fertile oases; water flows freely in once arid, drought prone wastes.

The Banwasi Seva Ashram is an outstanding example of a Gandhian voluntary organization (NGO). There are some 700 such social action groups throughout the length and breadth of India. Their aim is to establish a social order based on harmony, non-exploitation and decentralization and to put into practice Gandhi's conviction that village self-sufficiency is vital for the country's development. The Ashram was set up in 1954 in one of the most impoverished and least developed regions of India: the remote district of Sonbhadra in the North Indian State of Uttar Pradesh. The objective was to focus on the predominantly tribal population of this densely populated state of around 140 million people (1991 census). The Ashram's initial activities focussed on providing relief to the victims of the drought which had hit Sonbhadra in 1952. Afterwards the Ashram began organizing development programmes to help resettle the drought victims, such as the sinking of wells, village sanitation, the establishment of a few schools and various cottage industries.

The Ashram has been more successful than most in realizing Mahatma Gandhi's dream of empowering India's rural poor. With a full time staff of 247, the ashram's complex itself has become a small self-sufficient village with shops, schools, hostels, a clinic, post office, bank, demonstration farm, library, workshops and vocational training centre. More than half the staff are local people, some of whom are working in the field at fifteen sub-centres which are responsible for a cluster of 20 to 30 villages. The villagers cooperate and share life with each other, convinced that the welfare of every individual is the concern of all. They have developed self-confidence, courage, an awareness of their rights, a thirst for knowledge and an indomitable spirit. But it has been a uphill struggle for all concerned - a struggle that continues to this day. Dr. Ragini Prem, who favours a group leadership, heads the Ashram now.

Address: Govindpur (via Turra), Sonbhadra - 231 221, U.P, India

Tel. No.: 05447-85224

Source: The Banwasi Seva Ashram by Elizabeth Hoddy

15. Mahatma Gandhi Kashi Vidyapith,


Varanasi - 221 002

Tel: 0542-2225472 / 0542-2226194

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16. Institute of Gandhian Studies


Bajaj Dham, Gopurti - 442 114 Wardha, Maharashtra, India
Tel. No.: 91-07152-240315 / 243585

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17. Kasturba Gandhi Rashtriya Smarak,


Kasturba Gram, Khandava Road,

Indore - 452 020, M. P., India

18. Visarjan Ashram,


Navlakha Chauraha, A. B. Road,

Indore - 452 001, M. P. India

Tel: 0731-2402 309

19. Gandhi Bhavan,


Shyamala Hills, Near Polytechnic,

Bhopal - 462 002, M. P., India

Tel: 0755-2661 453

20. Mahatma Gandhi Darshan


A new Gandhian institute has been established in Korba district, Chhattisgarh. The purpose of establishing the institute is to spread the principles of Gandhiji’s thoughts. This area is a tribal zone.  This institute propogate Gandhian Thoughts through their Library, Photographs and other resources.

Address: ‘Mahatma Gandhi Darshan’

              Near Gandhi Pratima,               

              Manikpur, Korba - 495 682

              Chhattisgarh, India

Contact: Suresh Chandra Rohra

                Tel. +91 94225 40573 (Mobile)