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Students march together to commemorate Gandhiji's 150th birth anniversary

Kolkata: Students of state-run and aided schools throughout Bengal took part in processions to celebrate the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi.

Discussions on the life and teaching of Mahatma Gandhi were held where the teachers and students took part. National Flag was hoisted in all the schools and the portrait of Mahatma was garlanded.

To mark the occasion Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar along with the wife Sudesh Dhankhar planted saplings of Mango and Rubber trees in the south lawn of Rajbhavan. Earlier in the day, the Governor visited Gandhi Ghat in Barrackpore to pay home to Gandhiji. The Governor said Mahatma Gandhi's appeal and impact are beyond the frontiers of any nation.

"Let us not cage Gandhi in Politics, region or Country".

Many visited Hyderi Manzil now known as Gandhi Bhavan in Beliaghata where Gandhi stayed on August 15 when the entire was celebrating in Delhi to pay respect to the Father of the Nation. He came to the house on August 12 when violence broke out between the Hindus and Muslims. He observed Satyagraha on August 15 and began fast unto death on September 1 when the Hindu Muslim violence took an ugly turn. He broke the fast after the leaders of the rioting groups surrendered arms.

The building houses a museum where some goods used by Gandhiji are on display. The building has been repaired and declared as a heritage building.

In New Town, Debashis Sen, chairman of Housing Infrastructure Development Corporation (Hidco) garlanded the statue of Gandhiji at the Mother's Wax Museum. Hidco has made a 3D image of the statue of Mahatma Gandhi which will be made available to the visitors at the sales counter. The price of the image will be Rs 600 as a part of the 150th birth anniversary celebration of Gandhiji.

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