History of Gujarat
Rajkot
In 1925 Mahatma Gandhi visited Rajkot and thereby national school activity started. Today it has become a well established main centre for rural industries and famous Patolas. In 1937 Becharwala Vadhera started agitation against the atrocities of Diwan Viravala and thereby started the Rajkot Satyagrah in the year 1938, which was finally resolved by Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel. Later this resolution was broken hence Mahatma Gandhi started the hunger strike in the national school. In the 1942 Quit India Movement also Rajkot became a major hub for the underground activities of the freedom struggle.

Saurashtra in the pictures

Start of development of Saurashtra having Original colorful tradition, introduction of people’s guards, who contributed to the happiness and sorrows of the people of Saurashtra, The gentlemen feeling great after visiting the religious land of the Saurashtra….. Let’s get the glimpses of the rich past of Saurashtra by catching such historical moments in the camera in black and white.

The districts of Saurashtra

After the consolidation of the princely states on day 15-4-1948, as per the Indian Constituent, Saurashtra state came in existence as the B sect states. Its total area was 23000 Sq. miles. Saurashtra had total 4470 villages. Saurashtra had a total population of 41 lacs. At that time Saurashtra had districts; ( 1 ) Central Saurashtra ( Rajkot district ), ( 2 ) Sorath ( Junagadh district ) ( 3 ) Halar ( Jamnagar district ), ( 4 ) Gohilwad ( Bhavnagar district ), ( 5 ) Jhalawad ( Surendranagar district ) Saurashtra had to face the condition of draught in the very year of its formation. Thereafter in the year 1950 due to heavy rainfall it suffered severe loss of property and life. The Kesar – E – Hind Bridge is 110 years old. Earlier this bridge was 10 meter broad which has been increased to 24 meters and two-way traffic runs on this bridge.
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