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Protecting the Sabarmati Ashram

Protecting the Sabarmati Ashram


MK Gandhi’s ashram at Ahmedabad, known as Sabarmati Ashram, is an unusual monument of international importance. It was Gandhi’s home from 1917 to 1930. He led the famous Dandi March from the ashram and pledged not to return to the ashram until independence was attained.

After the Salt March, Gandhi disbanded the ashram as a part of the freedom struggle in 1933. After independence, Gandhi’s associates and followers formed the Sabarmati Ashram Preservation and Memorial Trust to protect the buildings and archival possessions of the ashram for posterity. This trust looks after the buildings, including Hriday Kunj—the residence of Gandhi and Kasturba.

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Updated On : 8th Aug, 2021


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