The centenary of Mahatma Gandhi’s Sabarmati Ashram was celebrated in London with the screening of a documentary to re-tell Gandhi’s story. The documentary ‘Sabarmati Ashram- The Home of Gandhi’s Experiments with Truth was screened at the Nehru Centre on Monday.
The film showed how Gandhi set up the ashram in 1917 on a wasteland on the banks of Sabarmati River and some pro-British newspapers ridiculed his idea of Salt March. The film also sheds light on Gandhi’s life in the Ashram. There was also an eyewitness account of the famous Salt March by one of his disciples, Sumangal Prakash, who was one of the 78 Ashram residents whom Gandhi personally selected as his co-marchers.
After the screening of the documentary, A S Rajan, Minister Co-ordination at the Indian High Commission in London, said it appropriately reflected the values such as non-violence, peace, love and harmony that Gandhiji preached.