Hon’ble Governor of West Bengal Shri Keshari Nath Tripathi inaugurated the ‘Gandhi Gallery
– Mahatma Gandhi Interpretation Centre’ at Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose International
Airport, Kolkata on 25th July 2019.
Shri Kaushik Bhattacharjee, Airport Director, Kolkata; Shri Sankar Kumar Sanyal, Member,
Executive Committee, Gandhi Smriti and Darshan Samiti; Shri Dipankar Shri Gyan, Director,
Gandhi Smriti and Darshan Samiti were also present on this occasion among other dignitaries.
As part of the 150th Birth Anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, Airports Authority of India in
association with Gandhi Smriti and Darshan Samiti has embarked on establishing ‘Gandhi
Gallery – Mahatma Gandhi Interpretation Centre’ at different Airports across the country,
to propagate Bapuji’s ideals & principles. In this gallery one could see Gandhiji’s association with
West Bengal which has been displayed in 24 panels. His association with local leaders,
freedom fighters has been depicted. Also, Gandhiji’s association with Gurudev Rabindranath
Tagore and Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose has been prominently displayed at the gallery.
Sodepor Ashram, Noakhali Tour, Bapuji’s efforts to maintain communal harmony in 1946-47
have also been displayed at the gallery at Kolkata Airport.
Apart from this, a digital kiosk has also been installed to conscientise the passengers on the
life and times of Gandhiji. It also includes quiz, films on Gandhiji and other information which
would interest the younger generation.
The gallery is open now to passengers travelling through Kolkata Airport and it is located
inside the Domestic Arrival Hall of the Terminal Building.