Tagore National Fellowship Scheme
           The Scheme was introduced in order to invigorate and revitalise the various institutions
      under the Ministry and other identified cultural institutions in the country, by encouraging
      scholars/academicians to affiliate themselves with these institutions to work on projects of
      mutual interest. With a view to infuse fresh knowledge capital into the institutions, the scheme
      expects these scholars/academicians to select specific resources of the institutions to take up
      projects and research work that are related to the main objectives of these institutions and to
      enrich them with a new creative edge and academic excellence. It is open to both Indian
      nationals and foreign citizens. The proportion of foreigners will not normally exceed one-third of
      the total fellowships awarded in a year. Tagore fellows are paid an honorarium ₹ 80,000/- p.m.
      plus contingencies and Tagore Scholars are paid ₹ 50,000/- p.m. as honorarium plus
      contingencies.
      Gandhi Heritage Sites Mission
           In April, 2006, Government of India, constituted a Gandhi Heritage Sites Panel with
      eminent Gandhians. Based on the recommendation of the Panel the “Gandhi Heritage Sites
      Mission” with a fixed term of 5 years was created in 2013 with a total budget outlay of ₹ 42
      crores. The period of Mission has been extended till March, 2020.
           The Mission’s mandate is to preserve for posterity the 39 core sites as well as some
      important sites from the master list (consisting of 2000 sites visited by Mahtama Gandhi) and to
      supervise, guide and assist in conservation initiatives, maintenance or preservation initiatives and
      the creation of a database of tangible, literary and visual heritage associated with Gandhiji.
      Gandhi Smriti and Darshan Samiti
           Gandhi Smriti and Darshan Samiti was formed in 1984 by the merger of Gandhi Darshan at
      Rajghat and Gandhi Smriti, as an autonomous body, and is functioning under the financial
      support from the Ministry of Culture. The Prime Minister of India is its Chairperson and it has a
      nominated body of senior Gandhians and representatives of various government departments to
      guide it in its activities. The basic aim and objective of the Samiti is to propagate the life,
      mission and thought of Mahatma Gandhi through various socio-educational and cultural
      programmes. It has two campuses:
           Gandhi Smriti is the place where Mahatma Gandhi lived the last 144 days of his life, and
      where the epic life of Gandhiji ended on January 30, 1948. The Martyrs Column, the spot where
      the Mahatma fell to an assassin’s bullets stands as the embodiment of all the sufferings and
      sacrifices that characterised the long struggle of India’s Freedom. Photographs, sculptures,
      paintings, frescos, inscriptions on rocks and relics, exhibitions etc, pertaining to the years
      Gandhiji stayed there are displayed here. The meagre personal effects of Gandhiji are also
      carefully preserved. Gandhi Darshan, the second campus is situated adjacent to the Mahatma
      Gandhi Samadhi at Rajghat. The sprawling thirty-six acre campus came into existence in 1969 to
      mark the centenary of Mahatma Gandhi. An International Gandhi Darshan Exhibition was
      housed to commemorate the occasion. At present the Centre provides a comprehensive
      exhibition on Gandhi, conference halls, camping facilities for major national and international
      meets, a library, hostel for scholars-in-residence, children’s corner, photo unit and a publications
      division.