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Gogoi government to start rural employment generation scheme in Assam

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Guwahati: Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi on Friday announced that his government has decided to launch a rural employment generation scheme, named after Mahatma Gandhi, at a cost of Rs.50,000 crore.

He made the announcement at a function organized by the Kamrup Metropolitan district administration on the occasion of Gandhi Jayanti.

The Gogoi government would also take up steps to install Gandhiji’s statues in all district headquarters and subdivisions so that the young generation develop interest towards his teachings and philosophy.

Gogoi also said that the state government would initiate steps to include the life and philosophy of Gandhiji in different course curricula so that the students can get to learn those and draw inspiration from them.

(IANS)

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India Pavilion Put Special Focus on Mahatma Gandhi at London Book Fair

The international fair sees the participation of about 60 countries regularly, with a gathering of over 25,000 publishing professionals

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The Pavilion was inaugurated on Tuesday by Information Ministry Joint Secretary Vikram Sahay and Publications Division Director General Sadhana Rout. Wikimedia

With a special focus on Mahatma Gandhi’s 150th birth anniversary, the India Pavilion at the ongoing London Book Fair is displaying the digitised version of the ‘Collected Works of Mahatma Gandhi’ and titles on Indian culture, history and folklore.

An interactive digital media experience on life and times of Mahatma Gandhi, the Statue of Unity, and other major achievements of India are also showcased at the Pavilion, a statement by the Information Ministry said on Wednesday.

A seminar on making the print and electronic versions of ‘The Collected Works of Mahatma Gandhi’ will also be organised at the venue, it added.

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A seminar on making the print and electronic versions of ‘The Collected Works of Mahatma Gandhi’ will also be organised at the venue, it added. Pixabay

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The Pavilion was inaugurated on Tuesday by Information Ministry Joint Secretary Vikram Sahay and Publications Division Director General Sadhana Rout.

The 48th edition of the fair, being held at the London Olympia, will conclude on Thursday. The international fair sees the participation of about 60 countries regularly, with a gathering of over 25,000 publishing professionals. (IANS)