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Mahatma Gandhi’s writings getting global prominence, claims Jaitley

New Delhi: Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Tuesday launched an e-version of the collected works of Mahatma Gandhi, and described them as a national treasure that has acquired global prominence and will continue to do so.

“The writing of Mahatma Gandhi is a treasure which would benefit all people and can be shared digitally with no cost,” Jaitley said.

The event hosted at the Gandhi Peace Foundation, marked the formal launch of the e-version of the 100 volumes of the collected works of Mahatma Gandhi in the form of DVDs and the uplinking of data on the Gandhi Heritage portal.
According to the reports, “Gandhi’s writings, scattered all over the world, have been collected and constructed with stringent academic discipline as part of the project.”

The e-project was executed by the Publications Division of the Information and Broadcasting Ministry with support from the Gujarat Vidyapeeth, which is based in Ahmedabad. It was supervised by a three-member committee of experts on Gandhi, comprising of Professor Sudershan Iyengar, former vice chancellor of Gujarat Vidyapeeth, Dinaben Patel, an eminent Gandhian scholar, and Tridip Suhrud, director of the Sabarmati Ashram Preservation and Memorial Trust, over the past four years.

Jaitely thanked the people contributing to make the event and the project successful. (ANI)