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Gandhi's eviction 125 yrs ago: South Africa station, train to wear khadi look

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Khadi, the hand-spun fabric synonymous with Mahatma Gandhi, will be used for draping train compartments at the railway station in where he was thrown off a train for refusing to give up his seat in the first class, "whites-only" compartment, 125 years ago in 1893.

The and Village Industries Commission (KVIC) has got orders of 400 metres of cloth in 40-50 metres of length with width of 36 inches, to be used for draping train compartments, some parts of the platform and the main stage, from the High Commission of India, in association with the of India,

A function commemorating the 125th 7, 1893, from the whites-only" compartment is also being planned, according to KVIC. will be witnessing the event there which is also a significant one in South African history, being the birth centenary of Nelson Mandela alias Madiba, KVIC said.

was taken up as a tool in the freedom struggle by against the British.

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First Published: Sat, May 12 2018. 16:35 IST