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Mahatma Gandhi's school in Rajkot shuts down after running for 164 years
This school was constructed by political agent Kernel Singh, and was the first English school in the saurashtra region. Originally called Rajkot English School, it was founded on 17 October , and later became a full-fledged high school. By it came to be known as Rajkot High School. Mahatma Gandhi graduated from this school in at age of In , the school was closed and will soon be converted into museum. This place takes back in History and tells you where Gandhi studied. Its a very old high school.
Born and raised in a Hindu family in coastal Gujarat , western India , and trained in law at the Inner Temple , London, Gandhi first employed nonviolent civil disobedience as an expatriate lawyer in South Africa, in the resident Indian community's struggle for civil rights. After his return to India in , he set about organising peasants, farmers, and urban labourers to protest against excessive land-tax and discrimination. Assuming leadership of the Indian National Congress in , Gandhi led nationwide campaigns for various social causes and for achieving Swaraj or self-rule. He was imprisoned for many years, upon many occasions, in both South Africa and India. He lived modestly in a self-sufficient residential community and wore the traditional Indian dhoti and shawl, woven with yarn hand-spun on a charkha. He ate simple vegetarian food, and also undertook long fasts as a means of both self-purification and political protest.
Jump to navigation. Alfred High School in Rajkot, that once had Mahatma Gandhi as its student, has been shut down by the authorities to be replaced by a museum. The year-old state-run Gujarati medium school came to an end after the Rajkot Municipal Corporation's proposal to convert it into a museum was accepted by the Gujarat government last year. It was the first English medium school in Saurashtra region back then. Mahatma Gandhi had graduated from Alfred High School in at the age of In years to come, it came to be known as Mohandas Gandhi High School as well. The school was named after Prince Alfred, the Duke of Edinburgh.