Remembering Mahatma Gandhi On His 72nd Death Anniversary
Mahatma Gandhi had spent the last years of his life in Birla House. While thousands of people reach here each year on his death anniversary to honour his memory, this time his acolytes will be unable to do so because it is shut. Birla House has been closed for the public on Gandhiji’s 72nd death anniversary citing security reasons. The ‘Gandhi Smriti and Darshan Samiti’ has pasted a notice on the main door of the memorial, according to which this decision has been taken due to security concerns. Several people have criticised this decision on social media, saying that Gandhi Smriti has been shut due to the apprehension of anti-government protests. However, Birla House will remain open for one hour in the evening, between 5.30 and 6.30 p.m.
Remembering #MahatmaGandhi On His 72nd Death Anniversary:— GoNewsIndia (@GoNews_India) January 30, 2020
Gandhi was assassinated on 30 January 1948 at the age of 78 in the compound of Birla House, now Gandhi Smriti, by Nathuram Godse, who had opposed Gandhi’s views on the Partition of #India. pic.twitter.com/OR2rxZ1pxB