Monday, May 19, 2014

Gandhi relics on display, Gandhi Museum gets new website

Gandhi relics on display, Gandhi Museum gets new website

National Gandhi Museum

Razor, fountain pens, spectacles used by Mahatma Gandhi and bangles, vermilion, shawl and jacket used by Kasturba Gandhi from 1942 to 1948 were today put on exhibition by National Gandhi Museum, on the occasion of International Museum Day. 
The relics used by the Gandhis, 32 in all, also included soap-box, a small clock, brass 'diya', stone and a steel bowl, woolen rug, thread and needle, a spinning wheel, jute slippers among others have been acquired by the museum from Manubehn Gandhi's collection.
Manubehn, one of the grand niece of Mahatma Gandhi who had joined him during the Quit India Movement (1942) and stayed with Kasturba and him till his last breath in 1948, had kept these relics preserved, said A Annamalai, Director of the Museum. 
Also a new website of the National Gandhi Museum -www.Gandhimuseum.Org- was launched which aims to provide the museum's resources including text, audio-video footage and photographs online.

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