While his visit to Rajkot of Gujarat on Sunday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the newly renovated and remodeled Mahatma Gandhi Museum at Alfred High School, which happens to be Gandhiji’s school.
The museum has been built at Alfred High School in Rajkot which happens to be the place where Gandhiji took his formal school education. While Gandhiji was alive, he had said that, “my life is my message”. So, the museum is built with an intention to spread awareness among people and especially the youngsters of today about the life of Mahatma Gandhi. There is an entry fee of Rs 25 to visit this museum which displays comprehensive information in varied ways about the life of pujya bapu. It is believed that the museum will enable spreading mass awareness about Gandhian culture, values and philosophy.
PM Modi also said that there is so much to learn from Mahatma Gandhi. The land of Gujarat is blessed to be so closely associated with Bapu, he stated further. It is also a well-known fact that the Prime Minister had initiated the Swachh Bharat Abhiyaan in 2014 inspired from the lessons taught by Mahatma Gandhi. Taking into consideration this fact, the Prime Minister said that inspired by Gandhiji, we have to work for a cleaner and greener tomorrow. Even after seventy years of independence, bapu’s dream of Swachh Bharat is yet unfulfilled and thus we need to ensure its fulfillment.
Gandhiji had a lot of memories connected with Rajkot city. Born in Porbandar district of Gujarat, he was brought up during his schooling days in Rajkot where he studied at the Alfred High school. Alfred High school in Rajkot is the school from where Mahatma Gandhi passed his matriculation in 1887 and thus it was renamed as Mohandas Gandhi High School after independence. The school was in a running condition until the authorities decided to convert it into a museum in 2017.