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GANDHI SMARAK NIDHI, CENTRAL BOARD, NEW DELHI

After Gandhiji's assassination on January 30, 1948, the Working Committee of the Indian National Congress, at its meeting held at New Delhi, on February 6, 1948, resolved that a National Memorial Fund (NMF) be started to perpetuate Gandhiji’s memory. They authorised Dr. Rajendra Prasad to take all of the preliminary steps towards raising the NMF, and to appoint the Provisional Committee of eleven members, and office-bearers. It was further resolved that this Fund should be called Gandhi Smarak Nidhi (Gandhi National Memorial Fund). On the 13th Feb 1948, Dr. Rajendra Prasad issued an appeal for funds, broadly laying out the proposed objectives. A.I.C.C. endorsed this decision, and later a five-member Committee was constituted for forming the Trust and nominating its trustees.  In New Delhi on February 17, 1949 they nominated the following people to serve as Trustees:

1.       Dr. Rajendra Prasad

2.      Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru

3.      Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel

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