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Day 04 (4th December): Porbandar / Rajkot

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Day 04 (4th December): Porbandar / Rajkot

Photo: MK Gandhi and his friend Sheikh Mehtab    The next day after breakfast we revisit Kirti Mandir where we will find memorabilia used by the Gandhis. Later on, the group will drive to Rajkot, a neighbouring city to which the Gandhis moved when the Mohandas was seven. On the way, we will pass through Kutiyana where the family name ‘Gandhi’ meaning grocers, was given to the family. Most of the childhood lessons drawn from experiences in high school and their community that Gandhi recounts later in his autobiography, go back to the city of Rajkot. Rajkot is where MK Gandhi attended high school in 1883. Accommodations: Imperial Palace Rajkot Meals Included: Buffet...

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Day 05 (5th December) : Rajkot Gandhi’s Childhood

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Day 05 (5th December) : Rajkot Gandhi’s Childhood

This day we will begin with breakfast and a special visit to Kaba Gandhi no Delo, the home Gandhi grew up in. A signature 1880s construction, it now houses a museum called Gandhi Smriti. This house obviously is one of the several important landmarks when tracing back the Mahatma’s life. It is here that he spent married life, went to school, and made friends. Young girls are now taught embroidery on the Gandhi Smriti premises. After exploring the place, we will head to Rashtriya Shala. Rashtriya Shala: While boycotting Government Institutions as a part of the Non- Cooperation Movement, Gandhi asked the people to pull out of British-run schools too. He introduced Gujarat...

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Day 06 (6th December): Rajkot Khaddi Cooperative

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Day 06 (6th December): Rajkot Khaddi Cooperative

Day 6 will be a day visit to Khadi Cooperative in Rajkot. If there is one single object that can epitomise Gandhi’s philosophy and solution, it is the charkha or spinning wheel. When he boycotted foreign goods and services, he introduced an alternative: swadeshi, which means ‘of one’s own country’. He exemplified the practice of spinning cotton into khaadi as a means to one’s liberation, and exemption from reliance on others.  Therefore, khadi became, and still remains the symbol of self-employment and self-reliance and many people today find a connection to Bapu, the Father of the Nation, through the act of spinning the wheel. Accommodations: Imperial Palace Rajkot...

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