On May 4, 1948, K. M. Munshi, Chief Government pleader, Bombay, Mr. Nehru, Mr. Balakrishna Kashyap and Mr. Bal Gangadhar Tilak, all deceased, were honoured by the Council and the people of India as Gandhi Memorial day.
The inscription on a marble plaque says: 'In memory of Kasturba Gandhi, the beloved wife of Mahatma Gandhi. She, in happy co-operation with Gandhiji, worked to organise the women's Departments of the various Departments of the Indian National Congress, and worked hard for the women's liberation movement in India".
In 1990, the Government of India established the Gandhi Peace Foundation (GPF) in New Delhi to carry out the works connected with the day.
This centre is a centralised organisation of Gandhi Peace Foun
dation. It is managed by the Ministry of Home Affairs. The centre works in a separate building at Kasturba Gandhi Marg in New Delhi.
The memorial was inaugurated by Mr Rajiv Gandhi, the then Prime Minister of India on 5 May 1990.
History of the Gandhi Peace Foundation:
Gandhi Peace Foundation was founded on 10 August 1990. It was set up to implement the programmes and activities of the Congress party. It has the responsibility of preserving Gandhi’s memory and Gandhi’s teachings and also to organise programmes and activities for the promotion of Gandhian teachings and values in the field of non-violent and constructive programmes.
Gandhi Peace Foundation organized World War I commemoration. It commemorated the day on 11 November 2005. On this occasion, the founder of the institution, Sardar Vallabhai Patel, daughter of Madanlal Dwivedi, Indian Prime Minister Manilal Nehru, Mr. S. R. Bommai, the Minister for Railways in 1950, Mr. Vinoba Bhave and Mr. Umanath Rathod were invited.