On the occasion of Vishwa Hindi Diwas, the Hindu Mahasabha has started a ‘gyanshala’ or a study centre in Gwalior, dedicated to Nathuram Godse, the assassin of Mahatma Gandhi, in a bid to educate the youth about aspects of Partition of India.

It was set up to “instil true nationalism” among the youth as espoused by Godse, the Hindutva organisation said.

The Hindu Mahasabha has said the ‘gyanshala’ will preach young men and women on the contributions and the patriotism of Nathuram Godse, who is known to have fatally shot Mahatma Gandhi, the father of the nation.

"The Nathuram Godse "gyanshala" will inform the young generation about various aspects of the Partition of India and will disseminate information on national leaders like Guru Gobind Singh, Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj and Maharana Pratap," Hindu Mahasabha national vice president Jaiveer Bhardwaj told reporters on the occasion.

Bharadwaj added that Mahasabha had given sacrifices for the freedom of the country while Congress was responsible for 'partitioning' of the country.

"Akhil Bharatiya Hindu Mahasabha had given sacrifices for the freedom of the country. Congress partitioned the country for making Nehru and Jinnah Prime Ministers. Hindu Mahasabha opposed this. Hindu Mahasabha inaugurated Godse Gyanshala at its Bhawan in Gwalior," he further stated.

On the first day of the workshop, Hindu Mahasabha office bearers worshiped a photo of Nathuram Godse and also the likes of Veer Savarkar, Rani Laxmibai.

Nathuram Godse who was convicted for killing the father of the nation was hanged to death on November 15, 1949, and his supporters observed the day as 'sacrifice day.' A temple dedicated to Godse was also previously set up at their Gwalior office by the Mahasabha. It was withdrawn after Congress opposed it.