Postal covers released to mark ashram’s centenary fete
Pinakini Satyagraha Ashram, opened by Gandhi, is referred to as ‘Second Sabarmati’
India Post on Wednesday released a particular postal cowl to mark the centenary celebrations of Pinakini Satyagraha Ashram at Pallipadu in Nellore district.
It was on this present day in 1921 that Mahatma Gandhi inaugurated the ashram, on the banks of river Penna. The ashram, that gained reputation over a interval, got here to be famously referred to because the ‘Second Sabarmati’.
Expressing his happiness over India Post’s gesture, Vice-President M. Venkaiah Naidu stated: “Releasing a postal cover on the occasion is a due recognition and honour to the ashram. Through this(release), the spirit and ideals of our freedom struggle are brought closer to the current generation.”
He exhorted the youth to go to the ashram to study and draw inspiration from the sacrifices made by the liberty fighters.
The Mahatma visited the ashram once more on May 11, 1929 and began the ‘Harijanoddharana Movement’ from the Harijanawada right here earlier than extending it to different elements of the nation as a part of the liberty battle. The ashram is a centre for Mahatma’s values and philosophy, and seeks to educate individuals about them, in accordance to an official launch.