Sadaqat Ashram

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Sadaqat Ashram is located in Patna, Bihar, beside the main road of Digha area, on the banks of the River Ganges, almost seven kilometres from the airport. This was one of the residences of Dr. Rajendra Prasad, the first President of India, who lived there after retirement and spent the last days of his life there.[1]

It was established by Mahatma Gandhi in 1921. Spread over 20 acres,[2] ashram's land was donated by his close associate Mulana Mazharul Haque's friend Khairun miyan to the national movement.[3] During independence movement, Important meetings between eminent freedom fighters like Brajkishore Prasad, Maulana Mazharul Haque, Dr. Anugrah Narayan Sinha & Rajendra Prasad has taken place here. After Independence, Jayaprakash Narayan launched his historic movement during the 1970s from the Sadaqat Ashram.[4][5]

Present day[edit]

Today, it is the headquarters of Bihar Vidyapeeth,[2] a National University and Bihar Pradesh Congress Committee.[6] The ashram now has a museum, the Rajendra Smriti Sangrahalaya, that displays Rajendra Prasad's personal belongings and many historical things belonging to the freedom struggle of India. It attracts many tourists every year.[7]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "This day that age". The Hindu. 16 May 2012. Retrieved 30 April 2014.
  2. ^ a b "Adobe of Indian freedom fighters at sale : HERITAGE - India Today". Indiatoday.intoday.in. 16 July 2007. Retrieved 30 April 2014.
  3. ^ http://www.iamin.in/en/patna-sahib/news/sadaqat-ashram-where-uprisings-freedom-movement-sprouted-43075
  4. ^ "Patna's historic Ashram in danger - IBNLive". Ibnlive.in.com. 20 June 2007. Retrieved 30 April 2014.
  5. ^ Meandering Pastures of Memories - Shovana Narayan - Google Books. Books.google.co.in. Retrieved 30 April 2014.
  6. ^ "Bihar leaders celebrate birth anniversary of former chief minister S N Sinha - The Times of India". Timesofindia.indiatimes.com. 13 July 2013. Retrieved 30 April 2014.
  7. ^ "Sadaqat Ashram". Mapsofindia.com. 29 May 2013. Retrieved 30 April 2014.