Inter-Religious Prayer and Inter-Faith Dialogue are the cherished ideas of Gandhiji to promote communal harmony and peaceful co-existence. Deeply inspired by this ideal, Gandhigram Rural Institute encourages the assembly of all its staff and students on all working Fridays at 4.00pm, in the hallowed Multipurpose Auditorium of GRI for Inter-Religious Prayer. Organized and managed entirely by the students of the Institute, this solemn activity involves singing devotional songs of all major faiths, alternated by recital of selected verses from Bhagavat Gita, Holy Quran and Holy Bible. Occasionally, religious leaders professing any one of the major faiths are invited to deliver talks and lectures in an effort to promote inter-faith understanding. What had begun as a prayer programme, has, over a period of time, evolved into a GRI community get-together, to share and brief the GRI activities to one another. Hence, latter half of the programme is devoted to informing the significant happenings and notable achievements of the different Departments of the Institute in the form of a news compilation called ‘GRI Valam’ (GRI Roundup).