Lok Sevak Sangh
January, 1948, a day before he passed away, Gandhiji had drafted a
constitution for the Lok Sevak Sangh, or association of servants of the
people, into which he wanted the Indian National Congress to dissolve
itself, and he drew up the following among qualifications for those who
would be its members:]
Every worker shall be a habitual wearer of Khadi made from self-spun
yarn or certified by the A-I.S.A. and must be a teetotaller. If a Hindu,
he must have abjured untouchability in any shape or form in his own
person or in his family, and must be a believer in the ideal of
inter-communal unity, equal respect and regard for all religions, and
equality of opportunity and status for all irrespective of race, creed
shall come in personal contact with every villager within his
shall enrol and train workers from amongst the villagers and keep a
register of all these.
shall keep a record of his work from day to day.
shall organize the villages so as to make them self-contained and
self-supporting through their agriculture and handicrafts.
shall educate the village folk in sanitation and hygiene and take all
measures for prevention of ill health and disease among them.
shall organize the education of the village folk from birth to death
along the lines of Nai Talim, in accordance with the policy laid down by
the Hindustani Talimi Sangh.