Union Budget 2019: Nirmala Sitharaman Announces 'Gandhipedia' In The Works To Spread Positive Gandhian Values, In Budget Speech

Union Budget 2019

Union Budget 2019: A 'Gandhipedia' is being developed, announced Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman

Written By Chetna Kapoor | Mumbai | Updated On:

Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman has started presenting the Union Budget in the Parliament. In her speech, Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, on Friday announced that the National Council for Science Museum will set up 'Gandhipedia' to sensitize young people about Gandhian ideas and philosophy.

She said: "The 150th birth anniversary is an apt ocassion where Rashtriya Swachhata Kendra will be inaugurated at Raj Ghat, on 2nd October, 2019.

She further said: "Gandhipedia (like an encyclopedia on Gandhi) is also being developed by National Council for Science Museums to sensitise the youth and society at large about Gandhian thoughts and philosophy", says Finance Minister.

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Meanwhile, the Parliament on Friday echoed with a couplet and a quote from Kautilya's 'arthshastra' when Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman presented her maiden Budget in the Lok Sabha.

"Yakeen ho toh koi rasta nikalta hai, hawa ki to kar bhi chiraag jalta hai" (You find ways somehow if you have faith. The lamp burns bright even in gushing wind), she said reciting a couple which was received with appreciation by members.

Affirming faith in the budget presented by her, Sitharaman asserted that Chankaya neeti says "Kaarya purusha kare na lakshyam sampa dayate". (With determined human efforts the task will surely be completed. She further opined that her government's objective has been and continues to be "mazboot desh ke liye, mazboot nagrik" (strong citizen for a strong country).

Breaking the tradition of carrying a briefcase to the Parliament for presenting the Budget, she posed outside the House with a ledger book instead. This is the 89th Union Budget.

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(With inputs from ANI)

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