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PM Narendra Modi pays his obeisance to Mahatma Gandhi to mark his Sabarmati Ashram’s centenary celebration in Ahmedabad

    Ahmedabad, June 29, 2017: Prime Minister Narendra Modi joined the historic Sabarmati Ashram’s centenary celebrations as well as Shrimad Rajchandraji’s 150th birth anniversary here today. Mahatma Gandhi had set up this Hridaykunj, popularly called Sabarmati Ashram, on the banks of Sabarmati River in 1917.

    Mr. Modi paid his obeisance to Mahatma Gandhi by garlanding his portrait with ‘sutar aanti’ (handspun yarn yank), took a round of the National Archives at the Ashram, planted a sapling, and tried his hand at Gandhiji’s favourite charkha (spinning wheel).

    In his entry at the visitors’ diary, Mr. Modi described the Sabarmati Ashram as not just a brick-and-mortar structure, not just a seat of an organization that stood 100 years, but also Mahatma Gandhi’s ‘tapobhoomi’ (centre of penance) which set the nation free from centuries of slavery to shake the nation out of slumber for self-realization, self-rule and build a new nation and show the world the path of humanity. He bows down to that ‘tapobhoomi’.

    Those present on the occasion included Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupanim Revenue Minister Bhupendrasinh Chudasma, Sabarmati Ashram Trustee Tridip Suhrud, Kartikeya Sarabhai and veteran Gandhian Amrutbhai Modi.

    Source : Gujarat Information Bureau

    Source: Information Department, Gujarat