The Institute of Gandhian Thought and Peace Studies, University of Allahabad was created in 1975 as an extension of the growing and blossoming of the activities of Gandhi Bhawan which having been established in 1961 completes 47 years of its existence dedicated to the cause of disseminating the message of Mahatma Gandhi, the father of the Indian nation.
Mahatma Gandhi’s life was his message. The message of his life continues to inspire individuals, nations and the world. We draw inspiration and strength from the ideals which Gandhi served and for which he gave his life. He demonstrated through his thought and action that adherence to those ideals is must for furthering the cause of peace and cooperation. Gandhi is the only contemporary political thinker who is well recognized universally.