New Delhi: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has appointed Tara Gandhi Bhattacharjee, granddaughter of Mahatma Gandhi, as Vice-Chairperson of the Gandhi Smriti and the Darshan Samiti.

Ms. Bhattacharjee, who will replace K.D. Gangrade, has travelled all over the country to study khadi at the grassroots level, the Samiti official said here on Tuesday. The Prime Minister is the Chairman of the Samiti.

Ms. Bhattacharjee has taken the message and philosophy of the spinning wheel and khadi to Austria, Canada, France, Japan and Italy among other countries. - PTI