Gandhi Peace Foundation was established with an initial grant of Rs 10 million by the Gandhi SmarakaNidhi.  The foundation has carried out its objectives through the sponsoring and publication of research of both independent scholars and research staff of the foundation. It also organised periodic seminars, symposia, and lecture series and published books and Gandhi Marg, the quarterly journal of the Foundation, which remains the foremost research journal in Gandhian Studies.  The foundation also organises regular youth camps on Gandhian themes and serves as a resource centre for Gandhian and peace scholars. In 1962 it organised a three-day conference on the ending of the manufacture, testing and stockpiling of nuclear weapons and sent a series of international delegations to garner support for the 1963 Partial Test Ban Treaty. It also built public support for the liberation of Bangladesh. At the national level,  it was involved in the surrender of dacoits(bandits) in Chambal valley in early 1970s, promotion of national adult education programs in the late 1970s and youth against famine campaign in the early 1970s. The foundation also maintains a number of centres affiliated to the national office and each of these centres undertakes activities on its own. The foundation maintains a hostel to provide accommodation and vegetarian food for visiting scholars and activists linked to Gandhian organisations at moderate rates.  The office building has a seminar hall and a well-stocked library. The office of Gandhi Marg also functions from the same building.

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R R Diwakar

Dr. Rajendra Prasad

Dr. S Radhakrishnan

Dr. Zakir Hussain

Jawaharlal Nehru

Morarji Desai

Shri Jayaprakash Narain

Shri C R Rajagopalachari

Pattabhi Sitaramayya

Kaka Kalelkar

J B Kripalani

U N Dhebar

Jairamdas Daulatram

Sucheta Kripalani

G Ramachandran

Former Chairpersons

R R Diwakar (July 1959 to March 1989)

Shri RavindraVarma (March 1989 to Nov. 2006)

Radha Bhatt ( Nov 2006- Nov 2015)

Former Secretaries

  1. Shri G. Ramchandran, Founder Secretary: July 1959 to March 1969
  2. Shri K.S. Radhakrishna March 1969 to March 1990
  3. Shri N. Krishnaswami March 1990 to December 1993
  4. Shri P.V. Rajgopal January 1994 to March 1997
  5. Shri S.K.Bandyopadhyay April 1997 to July 1998
  6. Shri S.K. De August 1998 to August 2000
  7. Shri Anupam Mishra March 2001 to March 2006
  8. Shri Surendra Kumar April 2006 to July 2016