The KASTURBA GANDHI NATIONAL MEMORIAL TRUST was established in 1945 as a result of the national endeavour, led by Mahatma Gandhi, to address the issues of women in rural India.
The unique history of the Kasturba Gandhi National Memorial Trust is set against the backdrop of the history of India's freedom struggle.Eminent people from all walks of life as well as the anonymous masses, mobilised their resources to set up this Trust with its headquarters in Kasturbagram (Indore) and has branches all over the country in 22 states. Smt. Sarojini Naidu, a stalwart of the freedom movement handed over the purse collected from all over the country to Mahatma Gandhi.
The trust has remained true to it's ideals for over 75 years of constructive work among women and children in rural India in the fields of healthcare, education, literacy vocational training, relief work and employment generation.
Shri. Dhirubhai Mehta has been Vice Chairman for 6 years, as Chairman for 12 years and currently the Trustee of the KGNMT.