Take a day tour and visit Sewagram to see Gandhi ashram. Also see Anandvan, Hemalkasa and other destinations in the Gandhian Circuit.
Admirers and followers of the Gandhian philosophy can visit the Gandhi Ashram at Sewagram, Vinoba Bhave’s Ashram at Paunar, Baba Amte’s project at Anandvan near Warora, Dr. Abhay Bang’s ‘Search’ project at Gadchiroli and Dr. Prakash Amte’s project at Hemalkasa.
Anandwan is the Ashram of Baba Amte who is internationally renowned for his selfless devotion to the upliftment of leprosy patients. It is located about 90 kms. from Nagpur on the Nagpur Chandrapur road, near Warora.
Sewagram is home to the internationally renowned ashram of Mahatma Gandhi, where he lived for several years. Many of his personal belongings and memorabilia are on display here, bearing mute testimony to his simple life-style and habits.
VINOBA BHAVE ASHRAM AT PAVNAR
Located on the Dham river, Pavnar is renowned for the Ashram of Acharya Vinoba Bhave who started the Bhoodan movement in the early 1960’s. He persuaded larger farmers to voluntarily donate large tracts of land to the landless. The ashram is known for its treatment of leprosy patients. During the excavation work for the Ashram, several sculpted stone panels belonging to the Wakataka dynasty were unearthed, and are now displayed in the Ashram premises.
SEARCH - Dr Abhay & Rani Bang’s Project at Gadchiroli for Tribals
It was founded in 1985 by a doctor couple, Abhay Bang and Rani Bang. Inspired by the life and philosophy of Mahatma Gandhi, trained respectively as a physician and a gynecologist, and after studying at the Johns Hopkins University USA, for their Master of Public Health, Drs. Bang returned to India. Their dream was to develop an institution of community health which provided health care to the local population, and generated knowledge for the global community by way of research. "Think globally, act locally!" is their credo.
HEMALKASA- Dr Prakash and Dr Mandakini Amte’s Project
Deep in the heartland of India, in an isolated tribal village called Hemalkasa, Dr. Prakash (Baba's younger son) and his wife, Dr. Mandakini Amte, have quietly been performing miracles on a daily basis, for the past thirty years. The Samiti's work with the primitive Madia Gond tribal people has gained international recognition