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Ghaziabad administration distributes spinning wheels bearing teachings of Gandhi

Press Trust of India  |  Ghaziabad (UP) 

The Ghaziabad district administration on Wednesday distributed spinning wheels to it employees following a Union government's directive to commemorate the 150th birth anniversary year of Mahatma Gandhi, an official said.

Spinning wheels have been distributed to administrative employees and a few other people as Mahatma Gandhi had officially suspended the non-cooperation movement on February 12, 1992 after the Chauri Chaura incident, District Magistrate Ajay Shankar Pandey told PTI.

He said Gandhi adhered to non-violence and halted the movement after a police post was set afire and 22 policemen died in Chauri Chaura.

The spinning wheels, with five teachings of Bapu carved on them, would bring around positivity, the DM said.

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First Published: Wed, February 12 2020. 22:40 IST