Mumbai: Maharashtra Chief Minister, Uddhav Thackeray, said that the Sevagram Ashram in Wardha, where Mahatma Gandhi lived during the freedom struggle, should get the world heritage site status.
After virtually inaugurating some developmental works in Sevagram on the occasion of the 151st birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, he spoke about it.
“Mahatma Gandhi is a thought and we cannot move ahead in time without remembering it. Gandhi’s thoughts are a guiding force to implement his idea of freedom”, said Thackeray.
“Sevagram Ashram needs to get the status of the world heritage site. Gandhiji showed the world that a war can be won without weapons”.
“Only a Mahatma can convert a freedom struggle into a mass movement despite restrictions and non-availability of resources for an awareness campaign”.
“It is the misfortune of our generation that we could not experience Bapu. But we need to understand him from the people who have had the first-hand experience of being associated with him,” he added.
Thackeray congratulated the staff at Sevagram Ashram for preserving Gandhiji’s memories there.
Sevagram was one of the centres of freedom struggle and it is the duty of all to preserve the heritage.