Gandhi Smriti- Honouring virtues of truth, non-violence,unity & integrity
|5, Tees January Marg, New Delhi-11|
I have lived in Delhi all my life but never visited some of the well-known places that one should explore atleast once while here. This city has so much to discover and walk around to. It charms you with both old and modern styled cultural and innovative themes. It catches you offguard too! As it did to me when I visited 'Gandhi Museum'
Honestly, I am not a person who would want to spend almost two hours looking at historical pictures and models of freedom fighters including Mahatma Gandhi. 'Coz most of 'us Indians' have done it while growing up (yeah! history was an interesting subject in elementary school and as kids we dug into it enthusiastically:))
Well! after a lot of goading by my father to atleast accompany him to Gandhi Museum, I decided to go.
|Gandhi Harp- This installation images Gandhi in the form of Harp. Each string when struck plays Indian national freedom songs.|
My motive was to find a set of good postcards depicting Gandhi's life. So that I can use them for my exchanges. And yay!! I did find some interesting postcards depicting his life. Some of them are here-
|Post Card(1)-Mahatma Gandhi with Lady and Lord Mountbatten, 1947|
|Postcard(2)-Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi in South Africa ,1906 and Gandhi in 1944|
|Postcard(3)-Gandhi drafting a document at Birla House, August 1942|
|M.K.Gandhi with his wife Kasturba|
|See no Evil, Hear no Evil, Speak no evil-Gandhiji's three monkeys|
|This is where Gandhiji was assassinated at 5:17 pm on 30th Jan, 1948.If you see closely,the small pillar reads:"Hey Ram"(these were his last words when he died).Also mentioned is the time & date as 5:17 evening, 30.1.48|