Gandhi Peace Foundation, a pioneer organisation, was established by eminent leaders of the National Movement like Dr.Rajendra Prasad, Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru, Dr.S.Radhakrishnan, Dr.Zakir Hussain, Shri.C.Rajagopalachari, Acharya J.B.Kriplani, Shrimati Sucheta Kriplani, Shri Morarji Desai and Shri Jayaprakash Narayan. The foundation was registered in 1963-64.
Gandhi Peace Foundation, Madras, a branch of the above esteemed foundation is now a ‘not for profit’ and independently registered organisation. Registered in 1995 under Charitable Trust Act having its office in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India.
Vision and Mission:
- To arrange for the study and research on the teaching and practice of Gandhiji in the first instance and of allied thought and action, with a view to affecting the thoughts and actions of millions throughout the world and thereby helping them to attain or maintain peaceful, harmonious, and happy social relations without hatred or violence of any kind;
- To further and promote the way of life as reflected in the life and the precept and practice of Mahatma Gandhi, based on the values of Satya (truth) and Ahimsa (nonviolence), with the inevitable corollary that good ends can be achieved only through good means, both in individual and social life in the broadest sense of the term;
- To publish journals, books, booklets, literature, etc., and such other communication media material for the propagation of Gandhiji’s teachings with special reference to their application to the current social, national and international problems and to provide for the training of selected persons for the purpose of the fulfilment and carrying of the objectives of the organisation.