The Sound Archives of All India Radio can be called as the National Audio Archive of the nation as it is the treasure house of precious recordings of more than 17,000 hours containing music and spoken word recordings in different categories. It is the largest library of Indian Music recordings.
The library preserves a separate collection of Mahatma Gandhi’s speeches including the first and the last prayer speeches of Mahatma Gandhi recorded on 11th May 1947 at Sodepur Ashram, Calcutta and 29th January 1948 at Birla House, Delhi respectively. The only broadcast by Gandhiji from AIR Delhi on 12th November 1947 is also preserved. The library contains recordings of speeches of all the Presidents and Prime Ministers of India.
Sodepur Khadi Pratisthan & AshramSecond Home of Mahatma Gandhi