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Friday, June 16, 2017

Sabarmati Ashram to celebrate 100 years on Saturday June 17,2017


Sabarmati Ashram, which served as epicentre of the country's freedom struggle during Mahatma Gandhi stay there, will celebrate its centenary on Saturday June 17,2017 in presence of Bapu's grandson and former West Bengal Governor Gopalkrishna Gandhi.
Mahatma Gandhi lived in the ashram, situated on the banks of Sabarmati river here along with his wife Kasturba from 1917 and 1930.
The Ashram trust has planned several programmes, including opening of two permanent galleries at the Ashram, tree plantation and release of two books on Gandhi, to mark the event.
"The Ashram which came into existence on June 17, 1917, will complete 100 years tomorrow. We have invited Gopalkrishna Gandhi to grace the centenary celebrations to be held at the Ashram tomorrow," Sabarmati Ashram Preservation and Memorial Trust director Tridip Suhrud said
As per the official website of the Ashram, this historic place was home to Gandhi from 1917 until 1930 and served as one of the main centres of the freedom struggle.
Gandhi launched the famous Dandi march from the ashram on March 12, 1930 and had wowed not to return there until the country achieved freedom.
Sabarmati Ashram, formerly known as 'Satyagraha Ashram", situated in Ahmedabad at the Kocharab Bungalow of Jivanlal Desai, a barrister. Later on it was shifted to the banks of Sabarmati river and then it came to be known as 'Sabarmati Ashram'.

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