Welcome to Ghandhinikedan Ashram

When one travels from Madurai in Tamilnadu along the highway leading to Coutrallam the famous waterfalls, what comes strikingly into view at the 40th kilometre is the Gandhi Niketan Ashram- one of the few surviving Gandhian Institutions in India, still vibrant with Gandhian thoughts and ideals. On entering the campus of this institution located in […]


A farewell meeting was conducted for both Sri.G.Muthuramalingam, Headmaster and Sri.K.Nagarajan, Assistant Headmaster who retired from service on 31.5.2016. The meeting started with prayer at 3.30 p.m. on 1.6.2016. Smt.V.Radha Akka, Secretary, Dr.V.Ragupathi, Governing Body Member, all the Teachers of both higher and primary school, Central Office Staff and students participated in the meeting. Our […]

Founder’s Remembrance Day

Founder Sri.G.Venkatachalapathi’s 47th Remembrance Day was observed in our Gandhiniketan Ashram on 13.6.2016. A special prayer was conducted at 6.00 A.M. in our Manimandapam. After the prayer Dr.V.Ragupathi, Governing Body Member delivered Remembrance Day message. In his talk he told that today is our founder’s 47th Remembrance Day. In 1942 our founder was arrested for […]

Yoga Day

We celebrated Yoga Day in our Ashram on 21.06.2016. All the teachers of both Primary and Higher Secondary Schools, Staff-Central Office participated in the programme. Higher Secondary School boys and girls assembled in their respective areas in the ground. The Programme started with the prayer. Sri.V.Veeraraj, Headmaster, Gandhiniketan G.Venkatachalapathi Higher Secondary School talked about the […]


The Ashram is working on the following objectives since 1940: To operationalise the Gandhian vision of Gram Swaraj by promoting constructive training, demonstration and development programmes To enable the villagers to produce their own clothing by spinning and weaving with hand spun yarn To promote an appropriate educational system suited to rural realities based on […]


The activities of the ashram have been appreciated by different sections of the society. The Ashram has received following awards: Jamnalal Bajaj award for its work in Rural Reconstruction, 1980. Malcom Adiseshiah award for promoting Rural literacy 1991. Indian Chamber of Commerce award for Rural development 1993. Intermediate Technology Development Group, London grant for the […]