Updated: August 28, 2021 6:15:32 pm
On the occasion of 125th birth anniversary of Zaverchand Meghani, a Gujarati poet and social reformer, Chief Minister Vijay Rupani on Saturday allocated Rs 5 crore for building a museum at his birthplace, Chotila in Surendrnagar district.
Talking about the contribution of Meghani, the chief minister said, “He was born in Chotila, but his ‘karmabhoomi’ was Botad; he was a journalist in phool-chab and Janmbhoomi and later he participated in the independence struggle under Mahatma Gandhi.”
“In the past, Gujarati leadership had guided the entire country and had helped in giving the country swarajya. Now (Prime Minister) Narendra Modi and (Home minister) Amit Shah is leading and providing good governance,” he added.
On Saturday, Rupani also virtually laid the foundation stone of a five-storied building which will be named as Zaverchand Meghani Sahatiya Akademi Bhavan at Sector 10 in Gandhinagar. “I am announcing that at Chotila, we will be building a museum for which Rs 5 crore have been allocated,” he said.
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