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Nation Current Affairs 15 Aug 2019 Mohandas Karamchand ...

Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi’s visits to Vijayawada recalled

DECCAN CHRONICLE.
Published Aug 15, 2019, 4:23 am IST
Updated Aug 15, 2019, 4:23 am IST
He visited the city for a second time on August 23, 1920, during which he stayed at the Municipal Bungalow and spoke on non-cooperation movement.
Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi
 Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi

Vijayawada: Father of the Nation, Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, visited Bezawada six times between 1919 and 1946. For the first time, Gandhi came to Vijayawada on March 31, 1919 and spoke on Satyagraha at a public meeting held at Rammohan Roy Library.

He visited the city for a second time on August 23, 1920, during which he stayed at the  Municipal Bungalow and spoke on non-cooperation movement and asked the people to reject the honorific titles and jobs, recalled Dr E.Sivanagi Reddy, CEO, Cultural Centre of Vijayawada and Amaravati (CCVA). He fondly remembered Gandhiji's visits to Bezawada during the freedom struggle at a meeting organised on the eve of the 73rd Independence Day at the CCVA here on Wednesday. As part of All India Congress committee meeting, Gandhi was in Bezawada on  March 31 and  April 1, 1921 and stayed in the house of  Golla Narayana Rao, who donated `25,000 and his wife's jewellery worth `2,500 to Gandhi towards Swarajyanidhi. At the same time, Pingali Venkayya presented Gandhi the tricolour designed by him, at the Museum. Dr Reddy said that Gandhi visited Bezawada for the 4th time on April 10, 1929, as part of Khaddhar tour and also visited Gunadala and Mogalrajpuram khaddar centres. His next visit was on December 16, 1933, as part of Harijan Yatra when he spoke at a meeting at Mogalrajpuram.

 

Gandhi came to Vijayawada on January 23, 1937, to console the cyclone-affected in Guntur district. His last visit to the city was on January 21, 1946. He reached Vijayawada by a special train, as part of Hindi Pracharasabha, and greeted the people from the train itself. To commemorate Gandhi's association with Vijayawada, the hill in I town was named after him, added Mr Sivanagi Reddy.

Sandeep Mandava, CEO, Malaxmi Property and Recharla Realcon Pvt. Ltd, Chimpirayya, Satya Srinivas and Chandu Kartheek of Malaxmi group participated in the programme.

 

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