Maharashtra Gandhi Smarak Nidhi (MGS Nidhi) works with Gandhian Ideology and principles. In the beginning MGS Nidhi had given emphasis on the problems which were pertinent at that time like Bhangi Mukti (Bhangi is a caste whose work was cleaning latrines, sweeping, and scavenging which sometimes involves handling dead bodies). Village Cleanliness, National Integration, etc. were on priority. In many districts of Maharashtra ‘Gandhi Tatva Prachar Kendras’ were started which propagates Mahatma Gandhi’s ideology. Maharashtra Gandhi Smarak Nidhi (MGS Nidhi) had utilized it’s fund to help many other social sisterly organizations like Kasturba Library (Alandi), Kasturba trust (Saswad), Maharashtra Sarvoday Mandal, Gopuri Ashram (Vagade), Sevagram Ashram (Wardha), Pune Girls Blind school. MGS Nidhi had also helped victims of Panshet Dam Burst and flood.
Dr. Kumar Saptarshi took over responsibility as the third President of MGS Nidhi on 16 December 2006. He had been working as a Secretary earlier. Dr. Saptarshi, a former MLA from Ahmednagar, has worked with stalwarts like Jai Prakash Narayan and incessantly worked for social reconstruction.
Maharashtra Gandhi Smarak Nidhi’ has been established primarily to spread Gandhian ideology and values.
So its main aim is to conduct and promote the 15 constructive programs given by Mahatma Gandhi. These programs were…
- Gandhi Sahitya Bhandar
- Mini Theatre
- Ecosanitation (Gramsafai)