‘Gandhiji is gone: Who will guide us now?’ : Congress signifies Sevagram Ashram

Rahul Gandhi-Sonia Gandhi

Nagpur :- Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, United Progressive Alliance Chairperson Sonia Gandhi, Congress President Rahul Gandhi and others on Tuesday paid homage to Mahatma Gandhi at the historic Sevagram Ashram in Wardha as the nation began a year-long celebration leading to his 150th birth anniversary, a party official said.The clarion call of the ‘Quit India Movement’ of August 8, 1942, was made from here, which ultimately saw the collapse of the British Rule after five years.

In another incident of great signficance, from March 12-14, 1948, a meeting was held at the Sevagram Ashram on ‘Gandhiji has gone: Who will guide us now’, which was attended by then Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru, Maulana Abul Kalam Azad, Vinoba Bhava, Jaiprakash Narain and other top leaders of that era.

After the CWC meeting, Rahul Gandhi and others will garland a statue of the Mahatma near the collectorate and then launch a symbolic ‘padyatra’ (procession) through the main areas of the town, followed by a ‘Sankalp Rally’ at the Circus Ground in Ramnagar.