From UPSC perspective, the following things are important :
Prelims level : Gandhipedia
Mains level : Gandhian values and thier significance
The Government is developing ‘Gandhi Encyclopedia’ to spread awareness in the society.
- The project is at present being designed by the National Council for Science and Museums. It will be jointly implemented by IIT-Kharagpur and IIT-Gandhinagar.
- It is being developed as a social media portal that will contain original works related to the Father of the Nation.
- It aims for promotion of appropriate Gandhian philosophy and thoughts through social media platforms under 150th birth anniversary of Gandhi Ji.
- The portal will function on artificial intelligence (AI) and machine running.
- The portal will contain original photographs, visuals, speeches and the 100 collected works of Gandhiji.
- Books by Gandhiji will also be available on the portal apart from books that have been written on him.
- It will be free for access to everybody.