On 18th March, 1919, it was from this place that Bapu envisioned the non-cooperation movement… : Dharmendra Pradhan

Dharmendra Pradhan – Union Minister of Education:

The Mahatma and Madras have a profound connection.

Honoured to have paid my reverence at one such sacred place associated with Pujya Bapu and Chennai— The ‘Punya Sthalam’.

On 18th March, 1919, it was from this place that Bapu envisioned the non-cooperation movement.

The non-cooperation movement galvanised people from all parts of the country to fight against the British for Swaraj.

It was in Madurai, in erstwhile Madras (State) where Gandhi ji made the momentous decision to don the loin cloth on 22nd September, 1921.

Tamil Nadu had a prominent role in our freedom struggle.

It is a land from which we all draw inspiration. At a time when we are celebrating Amrit Mahotsav, Tamil Nadu also serves as an inspiration to the newer generations. I am blessed to be in this great and pious land. (State)

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