NON VIOLENCE IS THE GREATEST FORCE AT THE DISPOSAL OF MANKIND.IT IS MIGHTIER THAN THE MIGHTIEST WEAPON OF DESTRUCTION DEVISED BY THE INGENUITY OF MAN.........MAHATMA GANDHI
Gandhi-mandap is a memorial dedicated to the Father of the Nation Mahatma Gandhi.It is located in the very heart of the city,right at the top of the Sarania Hillock.It was built in year 1969 and was opened to the public in 1970.As newly weds it was ours favourite morning walk track, it still is but since we shifted to our new house,we come here only on Sundays because it is little far from our home.
This morning too we came here....it was a very cloudy day,we parked our car as always at the base of the hillock and on our way i clicked some pictures as the track provides an ideal view of our city Guwahati.
It is approxm. 2km distance from base to the top of the hillock...it was 5.30 in the morning and visibility was very poor.Few years back this hillock's existence was in danger due to continuous soil-erosion.Our district administration(Kamrup) and soil consevation department launched an advanced anti-erosion scheme.......and the good results are evident.When we were regularrs here my husband Chandan planted many plant saplings ......he loves this place and encourages my 5years old daughter's involvement in his secret mission(lol).
This is Nehru Stadium ,it was built in 1962 and it can hold 25000 people.(At this point it started to rain but we continued to walk......we had company.....a many regular morning walkers.)
Guwahati is an ever growing city being the main commercial hub of north east region of India.Every other day we see another highrise building in making.....mushrooming malls,office complexes,hotels,educational institutions etc.A view of Peacock Island from top.I have a post dedicated to this beautiful island in the month of May.