Japanese Prime Minister Mr. Shinzo Abe and his wife Ms Akie Abe on a two-day visit to Gujarat, accompanied by his Indian counterpart Mr. Narendra Modi, visited the famous Sabarmati Ashram situated on the banks of Sabarmati River.
They went round the serene surroundings of the Ashram, garlanded the statue of Mahatma Gandhi, garlands made of cotton yank and spent quite some time in Hriday Kunj, where Mahatma Gandhi stayed between 1917 and 1930.
While the Mrs. Abe took fancy at the wooden structure to feed birds, Mr. Abe tried his hand at the spinning wheel, Charkha, spinning yarn from raw cotton.
The Japanese premier jotted down his feelings in the visitor’s book in his mother tongue, meaning, “Message of love and peace from Shinzo Abe.”
They next walked up to the Sabarmati Riverfront, which was given facelift recently and became an identity of the city.
The foreign dignitaries were received by the Ashram trustee Kartikeya Sarabhai and others.
Source: Information Department, Gujarat