The central and state governments are planning a consolidation of around 63 historical buildings related to Mahatma Gandhi, around Sabarmati Ashram in Ahmedabad, and turning them into a “world class memorial” to mark the 150th birth anniversary of Gandhi.
Five families, who claim to be descendants of cobblers called to the Sabarmati Ashram by Mahatma Gandhi to make ‘ahimsa chappals’, were issued eviction notices by the ashram’s Gaushala Trust. On August 29 this year, the Gujarat high court granted them relief. The Indian Express meets these families.
A declaration on the same is likely on October 2 when Prime Minister Narendra Modi is scheduled to attend a public function at Sabarmati Riverfront to mark the 150th birth anniversary celebrations of Gandhi.
Mahatma Gandhi 150th Birth Anniversary: On the 150th birth anniversary year of the Mahatma, a journey from Ahmedabad to Delhi to trace the Bapu who survives in the memories and aspirations of contemporary India.
Earlier, Congress leaders Bharatsinh Solanki and Shankersinh Vaghela accompanied Kumar to the Ashram. Later in the day, she will be meeting Congress leaders at the party headquarters. After meeting the Congress MLAs, she will interact with the media in the afternoon.
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau visited Sabarmati Ashram at Ahmedabad on his arrival at PM Narendra Modi's home state Gujarat on Monday. Trudeau along with his wife Sophie and children Ella-Grace, Xavier and Hadrien is on a week-long India tour.