I had the privilege of visiting the Gandhi Ashram when I this time was in Ahmedabad. It was Gandhi’s home from 1917 to 1930 and it was here that he established a school focusing on labor, agriculture, literacy to advance his efforts for Indian self-sufficiency.
It was also from the Sabarmati Ashram that he on the 12th of March 1930 launched the Dandi march in protest of the British Salt Law which served to enforce Indian dependency on British Salt (and therefore everything in life). When he started this March he wowed not to return to the Ashram until India had won their independence (he never did return, he was assassinated in January 1948, only 4 months after India was declared a free nation which happened on the 14th of August 1947).
The Ashram is located on the riverbanks of the Sabarmati River which runs through Ahmedabad… it’s a great place to come and relax, or seek information about the Mahatma Gandhi that in so many ways have shaped the India that we know today, but in so many ways also have not.
This is yours truly, enjoying a couple of relaxing minutes on the terrace at the Sabamarti Ashram overlooking the river.. before heading back into a pulsating Sunday working in Ahmedabad.