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CM inspects preparation of Pravasi Bharatiya Divas celebration at Mahatma Mandir

Gujarat Chief Minister Mrs. Anandiben Patel today personally reviewed the preparations made for the celebration of ‘Pravasi Bharatiya Divas’ (PBD) being held at Mahatma Mandir and ‘Dandi Kutir’ in Gandhinagar. The Gujarat is first time hosting the Pravasi Bharatiya Divas celebration.

During her personal review visit of both the places – Mahatma Mandir and Dandi Kutir – the Chief Minister had given needed instructions to the concerned secretaries and senior officials. Chief Minister was accompanied by Gujarat’s Finance Minister Mr. Saurabhbhai Patel.

The ‘Dandi Kutir’ will be inaugurated by the Prime Minister Mr. Narendra Modi during his next visit to Gujarat.

Briefing the Chief Minister about the salient features of the ‘Dandi Kutir’, Mr. Bhagyesh Jha, secretary for cultural activities, told her that the Dandi Kutir is exhibiting the life-story of Mahatma Gandhiji in three parts. The first-part is covering the life span of Mahatma Gandhiji from childhood to youth. The second-part covers his visit to England and Africa and experiences as the barrister. And third-part is covering in details the Gandhiji’s non-violence movement against mighty British Rule for the freedom of India.

It should also to be noted here that the world leaders who were inspired by Mahatma Gandhiji have also found their place in the ‘Dhyaan Khand’ (Meditation Hall) of the Kutir. The state-of-art technology and equipments have been used on large scale for building the Dandi Kutir.

Others who were remained present during Chief Minister’s review visit included Chief Minister’s Chief Principal Secretary Mr. Kailashnathan, Industry Principal Secretary Mr. Atanu Chakraborty, Road and Building Secretary Mr. Jain and other senior officials.

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