Gujarat displays Mahatma Gandhi's legacy at Republic Day Parade

Published: 26 January, 2018 16:21 IST | PTI | New Delhi

The Gujarat tableau showed Gandhi weaving on his wooden spinning wheel

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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.

The Gujarat tableau showed Gandhi weaving on his wooden spinning wheel and ashram inmates busy in daily activities. Sabarmati Ashram served as a centre of nationalistic activities during the freedom struggle and many national and international leaders visited Gandhi there. 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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