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Minister of State for Home Affairs inaugurates exhibition of Gandhi paintings at Sayajibagh Museum in Vadodara

Appreciate sketches of Chhaganlal Jadhav, Bapu's inmate and imprisoned with him

Minister of State for Home Affairs inaugurates exhibition of Gandhi paintings at Sayajibagh Museum in Vadodara
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Minister of State for Home Pradipsinh Jadeja at the Vadodara Museum in Sayajibaug inaugurates exhibition of Gandhi paintings at Sayajibagh Museum in Vadodara drew by Chhaganlal Jadhav. The sketches of Dandi kucha and the freedom movement are worth a watch as the minister opened the public display of paintings on 75th Independence Day.

He congratulated the historian Rizwan Qadri and the Maninagar Swaminarayan Gadi Sansthan for their invaluable documentation of the sketches of independence.

Mentioning that the Prime Minister was very happy to see this priceless book, the Minister said that his paintings embody Bapu's thoughts, mood of the country during the freedom movement and the pulse of movement. This picture book is a new and living document of the Dandi March.

Recalling the advocacy of the Prime Minister to perpetuate the assessment of the present state of independence, the Home Minister said that such documentation was essential to make future generations realize the importance of independence which we got after so many struggles.

Rizwan Qadri gave detailed information about the concept behind each sketch to the Minister along with the arrangement made by Bapu to teach Jadavji in the night school of the Ashram, the painting training he got from Ravishankar Rawal, shed light on the jail stay in Yerawada with Bapu, pictures of Sardar Patel, Jawaharlal Nehru, Mridula Sarabhai, Jugatram Dave and others.

Police Commissioner Dr. Shamsher Singh, Municipal Commissioner Shalini Agarwal, District Collector RB Barad, District Development Officer Dr. Rajendra Patel along with the Home Minister watched the demonstration with interest. Mahant Bhagwatpriya Dasji and saints of Maninagar Swaminarayan Gadi Sansthan were present at the exhibition.

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