Press Information Bureau
Government of India
31-January-2014 12:58 IST
Launch of Portal on Gandhi for Children
A first of its kind, “Mahatma Gandhi for children” a web portal was launched by Sam Pitroda, Advisor to the Prime Minister, during a Twitter Conference last evening as a tribute to the Father of our nation, on his 66th death anniversary.
The portal – “Search for Gandhi” – targets children from the age of 6 to 15 years and is available in English as well as Hindi. The portal brings Gandhi’s life story to educate and inspire children through audios, videos by creatively integrating facts, games and quizzes.
A freedom fighter, a visionary and a leader, Gandhi’s life is filled with lessons that are imperative even in today’s life. Games and quizzes have been designed to drive the visitors to know more about Gandhi and how they could put his message to practice in their own lives. Unlike text books, the portal provides an interactive, innovative and technology driven platform.
The Twitter Conference saw hundreds of tweets coming in from several countries around the world, that were answered by Sam Pitroda – @pitrodasam and Jahanvi Prasad – @jprasada, Founder, Youth 4 Gandhi Foundation.
The portal is now available at www.searchforgandhi.in. The complete text of the Twitter Conference can be found at http://storify.com/PIII/twitter-conf-search-for-gandhi.