Kerala Pradesh Gandhi Darshanvedi is a Gandhian movement formed on the occasion of Gandhi Jayanti on October 2, 2017, with the three-dimensional goals of equality, social progress, and sustainable development.
The main activities of the organization are to propagate the Gandhian principles that are inspiring the world; to apply and solve social and environmental problems through Gandhiji's peaceful means of agitations, to propagate Gandhian thoughts, ideology, and various welfare activities.
Gandhiji is the embodiment of Aarsha Bharatha's virtues that have inspired millions of Indians who were in slavery for more than two centuries under British rule to attain freedom without bloodshed. The hitherto unknown innovative methodology based on the non-violence struggle for the independent revolution was orchestrated to the world. Mahatmaji made the Indian National Congress the Arena of his truth-seeking experiments.
At the end of the quarter-century-long freedom struggle he led, the flag of independent India was hoisted at midnight at Red Fort. While the nation was celebrating Independence, Mahatmaji set a new example to the society by visiting the riot-ridden border villages. Gandhiji spent the day of independence not celebrating the end of the British rule but appealing for peace among his countrymen by fasting and spinning in Calcutta on 15 August 1947. He chose the occasion to be an ambassador of peace and kept away from the authority he deserved.
The inspiration for Kerala Pradesh Gandhi Darshanvedi is to spread Mahathmaji's ideas to the next generation and to promote peace and secularism.
Kerala Pradesh Gandhi Darshanvedi is an organization that has been active in Kerala for the last three years to develop a society comprising of Mahathma's dreams like non-violence, self-sufficient village, prohibition of alcohol, scientific development, and poverty alleviation.
KPGD has an organizational structure in 14 districts, 140 assembly constituencies, and most of the panchayats in Kerala.
Over the past three years, KPGD has spearheaded several welfare activities in addition to the day-to-day operations of the organization, like "Kasturba Housing Scheme for widows", medical aid for the poor, education assistance for students, TV for online study. Smartphone distribution, the adoption of the Adivasi Colony, the provision of air travel facilities for the displaced Gulf Pravasis under the leadership of Pravasi Gandhi Darshanvedi, the helping hand of the poor farmers under the leadership of Harithavedi, the "Doctor on Call" program led by the IT cell, flood, and Covid relief activities attracted the attention of the community.
The continuous activities of the five units of KPGD, Harithavedi, Vanitha Gandhi Darshanvedi, Pravasi Gandhi Darshanvedi, Balajana Gandhi Darshanvedi, and IT Cell are the roots of KPGD to help reach the masses.
On the occasion of the completion of three years since the formation of the Kerala Pradesh Gandhi Darshanvedi, we would like to thank all the members who have contributed to the growth of the organization.
It has been decided to organize the third annual conference of Kerala Pradesh Gandhi Darshanvedi "Gandhiyam-152" on October 2-3, 2020. We will be teaming up with the country's most prestigious Indian Economic Association (I EA) which was earlier headed by the former Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh and Nobel Laureate Dr. Amartya Sen to organize an international seminar on the subject "The Global Relevance of Gandhian Ideas in the Modern World Order".
We request all for their cooperation to make the conference programs a great success.