Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, on 30th September 2018, has inaugurated the Mahatma Gandhi Museum in Rajkot.
The Mahatma Gandhi Museum has been set up at the 164-year-old Alfred High School, which was an important part of the formative years of 'Father of the Nation' Mahatma Gandhi.
The Alfred High School, from where Mahatma Gandhi passed his matriculation in 1887, was renamed Mohandas Gandhi High School after independence.
The Mahatma Gandhi Museum entry fees for an adult will be Rs 25 while that for a child (below 12 years) would be Rs 10 fee. If anyone wants to click pictures inside the museum using a camera they will be charged additional Rs 100. Visitors at the centrally air-conditioned museum will not be allowed to carry food or water from outside.
The Mahatma Gandhi Museum will open for general public from 1st October 2018. At the museum, visitors will be able to get a glimpse of the original belongings of Gandhiji like a letter which mentioned that he took admission in this school, his attendance register and his classroom.”
Also, there is a research centre and a library with books on Gandhiji and other documents. It is also proposed to set up a 3D projection system to show Gandhiji’s attachment with Rajkot and his journey and works in the city.
Statehood: 1st May 1960
Largest City: Ahmedabad
Official Language: Gujarati
Governor: Om Prakash Kohli
Chief Minister: Vijay Rupani