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U’khand’s Anasakti Ashram Tableau to be part of RD Parade in New Delhi

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By OUR STAFF REPORTER
DEHRADUN, 22 Jan: During this year’s Republic Day celebrations at Rajpath, New Delhi, in which South African President Matamela Cyril Ramaphosa will be the Chief Guest, a tableau based on the Kausani based Anasakti Ashram will represent Uttarakhand.
Kausani, which was described by Mahatama Gandhi as ‘Switzerland of India’, is a peaceful place. Mahatma Gandhi visited Kausani in 1929 and wrote the preface of his famous book “Anasakti Yog’ at this very place. The Ashram is run by the Gandhi Smarak Nidhi. Prayer meetings are held in the mornings and evenings, and the ashram’s library and reading room are being developed as a training centre. In this ashram, books related to Gandhian philosophy are available for researchers, intellectuals and tourists.
The front part of the Uttarakhand tableau will depict Mahatama Gandhi writing ‘Anasakti Yog’, while the middle section will show the Anasakti Ashram populated by tourists, people doing yoga and reading, and Mahatma Gandhi in conversation with Pandit Govind Ballabh Pant. The background of the tableau will have Deodar trees, local residents and tall mountain ranges. On the side panels will be the cultural heritage of Uttarakhand, namely Jageshwar Dham, Badrinath and Kedarnath temples.
KS Chauhan, the team leader of the Uttarakhand Tableau, disclosed that the nation would celebrate the 150th anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi this year and the theme of all the tableaus participating in the Republic Day celebrations at Rajpath would be based on “Mahatma Gandhi’s philosophy’.