New Delhi, Jan 26 (PTI) Gujarat today displayed the legacy of Mahatma Gandhi and Sabarmati Ashram at the Republic Day Parade here, highlighting the role of the father of the nation and his ashram in the Indian freedom struggle. Also Read - Lockdown News: These States Impose Lockdown-Like Restrictions in March, Only Essential Services Allowed | Full List
The Gujarat tableau showed Gandhi weaving on his wooden spinning wheel and ashram inmates busy in daily activities. Also Read - Gujarat Local Body Election Results Updates: BJP Wins All 31 Seats, PM Thanks Voters, State Cong Chief Amit Chavda Quits
Sabarmati Ashram served as a centre of nationalistic activities during the freedom struggle and many national and international leaders visited Gandhi there. Also Read - Gujarat Local Body Election 2021 Updates: Polling Underway, 7% Voter Turnout Till 9 AM in Taluka Panchayats
The ashram completed 100 years of its foundation in 2017.
The ‘Dandi March’ by Gandhi had started from the ashram in 1930.
The tableau also showed the ‘three monkeys’ of Gandhi.
The ‘Hriday Kutir’ where Gandhi lived with wife Kasturba, and the hut of Vinoba Bhave, who was the first practitioner of Satyagraha propounded by Gandhi, were part of the tableau.
The ashram’s various activities – prayer, service, girl education, cleanliness, magazine printing, and paper-making were also represented.
Gandhi’s departure from Sabarmati Ashram for Dandi March was also depicted through murals.
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