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Governor inaugurates 'Gandhi Gallery' at airport

Kolkata: Bengal Governor Keshari Nath Tripathi inaugurated the 'Gandhi Gallery – Mahatma Gandhi Interpretation Centre' at Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose International Airport on Thursday.

The gallery has been thrown open to the passengers travelling through Kolkata Airport and it is located inside the domestic arrival hall of the terminal building.

As part of the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, Airports Authority of India, in association with

Gandhi Smriti and Darshan Samiti, has embarked on establishing 'Gandhi Gallery – Mahatma Gandhi Interpretation Centre' at different Airports across the country, to propagate Gandhiji's ideals and principles.

People will be able to see Gandhiji's association with local leaders and freedom fighters through 24 display panels. His association with Rabindranath Tagore and Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose has also been prominently displayed at the gallery.

Sodepur Ashram where Gandhiji spent some time, his tour to Noakhali, and his efforts to maintain communal harmony in 1946-47 have also been put on display at the gallery.

In addition, a digital kiosk has also been installed to make the passengers aware about the life and times of the father of the nation. It also includes a quiz and films on Gandhiji and other information, which would interest the young generation.

Kaushik Bhattacharjee, Airport Director, Sankar Kumar Sanyal, Member, Executive Committee, Gandhi Smriti and Darshan Samiti and Dipankar Shri Gyan, director, Gandhi Smriti and Darshan Samiti, were also present during the programme among other dignitaries.

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