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On Gujarat's Foundation Day, 1st of May, Chief Minister Shri Narendra Modi will perform ground breaking ceremony of Mahatma Mandir in Gandhinagar at 10.a.m. The pious water from 31 rivers and Soil from 51 odd places is to be utilized for performing Abhishek –Pujan, pouring pious water and soil in the foundation of Mahatma Mandir.

Spread over 34 acres, Mahatma Mandir is to be built at Central-Vista, in vicinity to a road linking Gh-4 circle to Railway Station. NRGs are to come with Suvarna-Kumbh, filled with pious water also bringing soil with them, sacred soil from 22 odd States and water from 31 rivers are being brought to Gandhinagar ,specially to mark Golden Jubilee Celebrations. Mahatma Mandir will reflect values and ideals of Pujya Gandhiji; it would continue to inspire generations to preach truth and non-violence.

The capital of Gujarat is named after Pujya Mahatma Gandhi, however, it did not have any monument to display legacy of Bapu. State has decided to build Mahatma Mandir with a unique Gandhi Garden. Business Centre and Exhibition Hall will take the visitor to the lively moments of freedom-struggle, depicting replicas of Dandi-Kucha-Mitha- Satyagrah. A great show of engineering-excellence, giant suspension-bridge linking Gandhi-garden and salt-hill will stun the visitors. The tower will display hand-spinning-wheel (Replica of Charkha). The Mahatma- Mandir will be a must visit site.

Information Bureau, Government of Gujarat

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