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A visit to Agakhan Palace

 

Army Public School Dighi, students of class V, visited the Agakhan Palace on 21st  January,2020 as part of their educational tour.

The school arranged a trip of 300 students along with 8 teachers, to  the historical monument, to enrich and enhance the rich history of Indian culture.

Historically the palace holds great significance. Mahatma Gandhi, his wife Kasturba Gandhi and his secretary Mahadev Desai were interned in the palace from 9th Aug 1942 to 6th May 1944, following the launch of Quit India Movement. Kasturba Gandhi and Mahadev Desai died during their captivity period in the palace and have their samadhi located over here.

The legend goes that the Sultan built the palace to provide employment to the famine struck villagers of the surrounding region, so he employed 1000 people, and the palace was constructed in five years. It was built in Rs 12 lakhs.

The total area is 13 acres and built up place covers 7 acres and the rest is a well maintained garden.

This monument is a national monument, named as Gandhi Memorial.

The students were excited at the same time enthusiastic to know the history through the medium of museum exposure.

The trip was in all an eventful one, gathering information, knowledge, excitement and lot of memories to treasure for life.