As after the martyrdom of Rashtrapita Mahatma Gandhi, prominent Gandhian leaders and social activists decided to keep Gandhiji alive in the form of ideology for the generations to come. In 1949 a committee was constituted to create a national trust called ‘Gandhi Smarak Nidhi’. Great national leaders were included in it like Dr. Rajendra Prasad, Pt. Jawahar Lal Nehru, Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, Chakravarti Rajagopalachari, Maulana Abdul Kalam Azad and Shri Jagjivan Ram amongst many others. An appeal of these great leaders to people of India turns out in a huge collection of fund. The main purpose of the fund was to further the manifold constrictive activities, in which Gandhiji was interested, and to preserve and propagate his teachings. Work of Gandhi Smarak Nidhi started from various states of India.
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.
He is actively pursuing social issues like corruption and other for more than 23 years that has taken him to jail for over 40 times. He took up the relief work in Bihar famine.
Dr. Saptarshi is founder President of Yuvak Kranti Dal as well as Editor of Marathi monthly Satyagrahi Vichardhara. He has more than four books to his credit.
He is also a founder of Indian Social Development and Research Organisation that is based in rural parts of Ahmednagar. Spread over 30 acres of land the organization works in promoting rural development. Animal Husbandary practices like fishery, goatery, sheep farming and sprinkler irrigation system are devised to support rural economy. An educational institute is also set up for students from Class V to graduation. The organizational work effectively contributes in taking Gandhian values and principles to younger generations.
Dr. Arun Limye Yuva jagar puraskar 1989
Ba Bapu Vidhayak karykarta Puraskar : 2005
Maharashtra foundation (USA) Prabodhan Puraskar 2007
Area of interest
- Communal Harmony
- Gender justice
- Right of Muslim woman
- National Harmony
Shri. Anvar Abdul aziz Rajan
Birth date : 11 May 1955
Peoples Union for Civil Liberties (PUCL)
Yuvak Kranti Dal (since 1973 )
Pakistan India Peoples Forum For Peace and Democracy ( PIPFPD )
Maharashtra Gandhi Smarak Nidhi (Secretary – trustee )
Mahila Sarvangin Utkarsh Mandal ( MASUM)
Former Ex-office bearer
Secretary : Yuvak Kranti Dal
Secretary : Rashtra Seva Dal
Articles published in various Marathi Daily , Weekly ., Monthly, and Diwali special issues .
Book Published ,” Sadbhavanechya Watevar ( सदभावनेच्या वाटेवर) (Marathi ) , honored by Marathi Sahitya Parishad 2013 Puraskar. Participated in various Marathi TV channels in debates.
I am active in social and political field since 1973, Was in Jail during emergency ( 1975 – 1977 ) for 15 months. completed my graduation through Yervada jail.
Invited by various vyakhyan mala , colleges . and other organization for lecture. For last five years visiting lecturer for Maharashtra Intelligence academy , Pune. Visited Lahore (Pakistan) as a member of a Indian delegation. and some other awards