President Droupadi Murmu visits Sabarmati Ashram, unveils projects worth Rs 1,330 crore

President Murmu also laid the foundation stones for a super speciality hospital at GMERS (Gujarat Medical Education & Research Society) Gandhinagar and a new GMERS medical college and hospital in tribal-dominated Narmada district

Press Trust of India October 04, 2022 08:00:56 IST
President Droupadi Murmu visits Sabarmati Ashram, unveils projects worth Rs 1,330 crore

President Droupadi Murmu. ANI

Ahmedabad: President Droupadi Murmu on Monday visited the Mahatma Gandhi Ashram at Sabarmati in Ahmedabad, inaugurated as well as laid the foundation stones for projects worth Rs 1,330 crore and attended a civic reception hosted in her honour in Gandhinagar during her maiden trip to Gujarat.

On her arrival for a two-day tour, Murmu first visited the Mahatma Gandhi Ashram at Sabarmati and described the experience as “indescribable inspiration”.

In the guest book, the President wrote in Hindi that she felt “indescribable reverence and inspiration” and “deep peace” by visiting the Ashram, which had served as the centre of the freedom struggle for a long time.

This is Murmu’s first visit to Gujarat after becoming the President in July.

The President paid floral tributes to the statue of Mahatma Gandhi on the Ashram premises.

Gujarat Governor Acharya Devvrat and Chief Minister Bhupendra Patel were also present.

Murmu also viewed the archival exhibition depicting the life of the Father of the Nation and the freedom struggle.

The President visited Mahatma Gandhi’s residence, ‘Hridaykunj’ on the Ashram premises. She paid obeisance to his picture and offered a garland made up of spun khadi thread.
She also spun a charkha at the Ashram.

Later in the day, Murmu inaugurated as well as laid the foundation stones for projects worth Rs 1,330 crore in Gujarat as she hailed the entrepreneurial spirit of its people.

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