ashram of Bapu: a pied-à-terre for the actors of the restoration | Ahmedabad News


Ahmedabad: Seven months after the establishment of Gandhi Ashram Precinct Development, with the aim of redeveloping the Gandhi Ashram compound, its board of directors invited Sabarmati Ashram Preservation and Memorial Trust (SAPMT) to develop a concept note on the interpretation and exhibit and experience a visitor will have when visiting the ashram and the larger proposed area of ​​over 55 acres.
SAPMT manages the three hectares on which stands the Hriday Kunj, the Bapu House, the Gandhi Archives and the museum designed by architect Charles Correa among several other buildings.
Originally the Ashram compound extended over 120 acres, then in the 1960s six trusts were formed to manage the affairs of the Ashram.
“SAPMT proposes to develop this Concept Note through an open process that includes various groups, institutions and individuals concerned with the future development of the Ashram. The six trusts responsible for the different activities and areas of the ashram have met from time to time to discuss concepts, voice concerns and make suggestions, ”said a press release from the Sabarmati ashram.
SAPMT administrators also met with representatives of the Gandhi Peace Foundation, Gandhi Smarak Nidhi, Sarva Seva Sangh, Sewagram, National Gandhi Museum, nai Talim association, National Youth Organization as well as other concerned citizens and took their concerns into account. , states the SAPMT Press Release.
These bodies were due to start a protest rally from Pune on Sunday that would have peaked at the Sabarmati ashram on October 24. The protest yatra is called “Sewagram-Sabarmati Chetna Jagran Yatra” led by the Sarva Seva Sangh to protest against the redevelopment plan.
“We believe that with the official invitation of the council for consultation and development of the concept note and a dialogue with the authorities should be able to clear up misunderstandings and lead to a restoration that would be in memory of Gandhiji,” said an official press. communicated by SAPMT.

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