New Delhi, Oct 12 (PTI) Prime Minister Narendra Modi will head a government committee formed to coordinate year-long celebrations of Mahatma Gandhi’s 150th birth anniversary from October 2, 2019, the culture ministry said today.

The committee includes the chief ministers of all the states, representatives from across the political spectrum, Gandhians, thinkers, and eminent persons from all walks of life, the ministry said in a statement.

“The Committee will guide and approve policies, programmes, activities for the commemoration and will also supervise implementation of the decisions taken from time to time,” the statement said.

It has been decided to celebrate the event at both national and international levels, to propagate the message of the Mahatma, the ministry said.

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