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Gandhi photo exhibition

Life and ideals of Mahatma have influenced the entire world: Kodela

A photo exhibition of rare photographs of Mahatma Gandhi organised by the Regional Outreach Bureau on the premises of Railway Station here was inaugurated by Assembly Speaker Kodela Siva Prasada Rao on Monday.

The exhibition is being held to mark the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi on October 2.

‘Role model’

Inaugurating the exhibition, Dr. Rao said that the life and ideals of Gandhi has influenced the entire world. Gandhi has used the tools of truth and non-violence as he led the freedom movement and has become a role model for leaders like former president of South Africa Nelson Mandela. “Gandhi has dreamt of a clean India and we have taken up renovation of burial grounds, construction of toilets as part of Swachh Bharat,” he said.

Divisional Railway Manager, Guntur, V.G. Bhooma said that the exhibition is being organised in the waiting hall and would be open for public from 10 a.m. Students would be encouraged to see the exhibition. Additional DG of ROB T.V.K. Reddy and exhibition officer Suresh Dharmapuri were present.

Three parts

The exhibition is divided in three parts comprising over 100 rare photographs which feature India’s freedom movement during 1857 to 1947. Some of the vintage photographs include, “The First War of Independence, 1857”, “The Champaran Satyagrah”, “The Non-cooperation Movement”, “The Dandi Yatra” and “The Quit India Movement” etc.

The rare photographs also include Alfred High school at Rajkot, breaking salt laws and frames of Yeravada Jail, Pune, where Gandhi was confined.

A picture frame of Gandhi and Kasturba after their return from South Africa. Nehru with Indira Gandhi and Kamala Nehru, injured protesters being carried away by public, British Soldiers preventing women protesters from carrying Indian Flag during the march, children along with protesters and Gandhi addressing women volunteers are among the other pictures.

(Except for the headline, this story has not been edited by Daily Report and is published from a The Hindu.)

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