British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is spinning a spinning wheel while sitting on a seat. A woman is teaching him how to drive a wheel. From 1917 to 1930, this Sabarmati Ashram in Gujarat was the address of Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi. Boris Johnson was fascinated by going there.
Boris Johnson’s first destination after embarking on a two-day tour of India was Mahatma Gandhi’s Sabarmati Ashram. He was welcomed by Gujarat Chief Minister Bhupendra Patel and Ashram trustee Kartikeya Sarabhai.
Boris Johnson was in the monastery for about 30 minutes. He also gave a garland to Gandhi. Just before leaving the ashram, he sat on the wheel. On behalf of the Sabarmati Ashram, two books and a replica of a charka were given to him as a gift.
Arriving in India, Boris Johnson tweeted that it is great to be in India, the world’s largest democracy. Together our two countries can touch great potential. I would like to further strengthen this cooperation in the future.
And in the ‘Visitor’s Book’ of the Ashram, the British Prime Minister wrote, “I came to the Ashram to realize how this extraordinary man used the simple principle of truth and non-violence to change the world.”