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Welcome to Gandhi Ashram  

Gandhi Ashram’s role in Prohibition Movement.

Rajaji’s padayatra:

       The British Government found that these Satyagraha March particularly the Dandi March of Mahatma Gandhi and Vedaranyam March of Rajaji gathered great momentum in course of their march. So the policy was changed. The marchers were arrested in the beginning itself and thus they sought to nip the movement in the bud.

Golden jubilee celebrations of Vedaranyam Salt Satyagraha:

        In 1980 Sri S.R.Subramanyam undertook a Padayatra from Trichy to Vedaranyam to commemorate the Rajaji’s Vedaranyam Salt Satyagraha march. The Padayatris took the same route that Rajaji did 50 years earlier. In this Padayatra Sri R. Venkatraman and Sri M.Munisamy, veteran workers of Gandhi Ashram joined the entire march. On the final day of the March Our President Shri C.R.Narasimhan, son of Rajaji took part in the Golden Jubliee Celebration of Vedaranyam Salt Satyagraha.

        0n 13.04.2009 being the 80 th anniversary of the march, a vehicle yatra with the same objectives doing the propaganda in the villages for a fortnight led by the Veteran Gandhian Shri P.N.Srinivasan, Chairman Gandhi Darshan Kendra, Chennai, along with Poet Neelamegam. The vehicle yatra reached Vedaranyam on 30th April 2009 to the place where Rajaji picked salt 80 years earlier. The inaugural ceremony on 13.04.09 at Trichy and Valedictory function on 30.04.09 at Vedaranyam were graced by freedom fighter and Hony. Trustee and President of Ashram Shri K. Lakshmi kanthan Bharati I A S ( R ). after a march by foot at the age of 84 of 6kms along with Shri A.Vedarathnam, grand son of sardar Vedarathnam.

Commemoration of Gandhiji’s Entraining:

        Within 45 days of establishment of Ashram, Gandhiji visited the Ashram started in his name, on 19.03.1925 and left on 21.03.2009 and entrained at Sankari Durg Railway Station. To commemorate this event, a cycle and Padayatra event on 21.03.1925 were led by freedom fighter Shri K.Lakshmi Kanthan Bharati IAS (R) at the age of 82, the yatra was inaugurated by the District Collector Shri Sundaramoorthy IAS at the Ashram premises. More than 500 consists of college students and well wishers took part. The yatris were received at Sankari Durg near the Gandhi Statue by Shri M.Rajarathnam, District Revenue officer of Salem District.