The Pinakini Satyagraha Ashram opened by Gandhi is known as the “Second Sabarmati”.
The India Post published a special mail cover on Wednesday for the 100th birthday of the Pinakini Satyagraha Ashram in Pallipadu, Nellore district.
On that day in 1921, Mahatma Gandhi inaugurated the ashram on the banks of the Penna River. The ashram, which grew in popularity over time, was famously referred to as the “Second Sabarmati”.
Expressing happiness at the India Post’s gesture, Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu said, “The publication of an envelope on this occasion is a due recognition and honor for the Ashram. Through this (liberation) the spirit and ideals of our freedom struggle are brought closer to the present generation. ”
He admonished the youth to visit the ashram to find out about the victims of freedom fighters and to get inspiration from them.
The Mahatma visited the Ashram again on May 11, 1929 and started the Harijanoddharana Movement from the Harijanawada here before expanding it to other parts of the country as part of the freedom struggle. The Ashram is a center for Mahatma’s values and philosophy and, according to an official publication, tries to educate people about them.