Relives Gandhian Era by spinning Charkha, urges youth to tread the Mahatma’s path
Jalgaon, 25th March 2012 Gandhiji was not merely a personality but a powerful ideological force which derived its inherent strength from Truth, Non-violence and other profound virtues – the Hon’ble President Smt. Pratibha Patil opined today after dedicating Gandhi Research Foundation or Gandhi Teerth to Humanity. She exhorted the youth and women to tread Ganghiji’s path and take India to greater heights of progress and modernity hand-in-hand. The President, who hails from Jalgaon, was particularly happy that such a Gandhian research and study centre of international status had taken roots in her birth place. Hon’ble Governor of Maharashtra, Dr. K. Shankarnarayanan, prominent educationist Shri Devisingh Shekhawat, Chairman of Gandhi Teerth Justice Dharmadhikari, its Founder and prominent industrialist Dr. Bhavarlal Jain, and its Trustee Shri D.R. Mehta were present on this occasion.
During her visit, the President unveiled a majestic Gandhi statue and toured a unique thematic interactive museum named ‘Khoj Gandhjii ki’ housed in the complex. She also spun charkha in the eminent company of distinguished Gandhians. Thereafter, the President addressed a mammoth gathering and delivered an inspiring speech. The dais was shared by Chairman of GRF Justice Dharmadhikari, Founder Trustee of GRF Dr. Bhavarlal Jain, the great grandson of Gandhiji Shri Tushar Gandhi, the pioneer of Sarvoodaya activity in Srilanka, Dr. Ariratne who is also known as Gandhi of Srilanka, and renowned senior Gandhians Shri H. S. Doraiswamy and Shri Narayanrao Zavre. Around 300 distinguished Gandhians from all parts of the country also attended the ceremony. Shri Tushar Gandhi, Justice Dharmadhikari and Dr. Bhavarlal Jain also addressed the gathering.