Prime Minister Unveils Kochrab Ashram in Sabarmati, Gujarat

·         Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited Sabarmati Ashram and inaugurated Kochrab Ashram, while also launching the Master Plan of the Gandhi Ashram Memorial.

·         During his visit, the Prime Minister paid homage to Mahatma Gandhi's statue, visited Hriday Kunj, and explored an exhibition, even planting a sapling.

·         Addressing the gathering, PM Modi highlighted Sabarmati Ashram's significance as a center of energy and emphasized its role in preserving Bapu's values of truth, nonviolence, and service to the nation.

·         The redevelopment of Kochrab Ashram, where Gandhiji initially stayed, was dedicated to the nation, with the Prime Minister praising its role in preserving Gandhi's legacy.

·         PM Modi commemorated the historic date of March 12th, the initiation of the Dandi March by Mahatma Gandhi, marking it as the beginning of a new era in India's freedom struggle.

·         The Prime Minister outlined various initiatives under the Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav, emphasizing the importance of remembering the sacrifices made for the nation's independence.

·         PM Modi stressed the importance of preserving India's heritage, citing examples like Sabarmati Ashram's neglect and subsequent restoration efforts.

·         He acknowledged the cooperation of Ashram dwellers in reclaiming land and emphasized the responsibility of all Indians in preserving such heritage sites.

·         PM Modi criticized the neglect of heritage monuments due to lack of willpower and colonial mindset, citing examples like Kashi Vishwanath Dham and Shri Ram Janambhoomi.

·         Gujarat's preservation efforts, including the rejuvenation of Somnath and Ahmedabad's recognition as a World Heritage City, were lauded by the Prime Minister.

·         PM Modi highlighted various initiatives aimed at commemorating India's freedom struggle, such as the redevelopment of Rajpath and establishment of Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose's statue.

·         He emphasized the significance of Sabarmati Ashram and Kochrab Ashram in inspiring future generations and guiding India's development journey.

·         The Prime Minister called for initiatives to promote heritage awareness among citizens, including competitions for guides and school visits to Sabarmati Ashram.

·         The Gandhi Ashram Memorial Project, launched by PM Modi, aims to revitalize Mahatma Gandhi's teachings and philosophy for present and future generations through restoration and expansion efforts.

·         The Master Plan includes restoration of existing buildings, creation of new facilities for visitors, and the establishment of a library and archives building to preserve Gandhiji's ideas.

·         The Memorial is envisioned to serve as an inspiration for future generations, fostering Gandhian thoughts and values through principles of Trusteeship.


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