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The Gandhi Memorial Vehicle
Title The Gandhi Memorial Vehicle
Title2 The Gandhi Memorial Vehicle
Museum Name Allahabad Museum, Allahabad
Gallery Name NA
Object Type Freedom Struggle
Main Material Metal
Manufacturing Technique Automobile Manufacturing
Main Artist Not Known
Artist's Life Date / Bio Data Not Known
Origin Place Ford Corporation Factory, UAS
Find Place Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh
Style Ford Style
Period / Year of Work C. 20th Century
Inscription NA
Detailed Description The Gandhi Memorial Vehicle is a large lorry (V 8 1947 Ford Lorry) manufactured by Ford Corporation. 'The Gandhi Memorial Vehicle' was deliberately designed for a procession to be taken out for the immersion of the ashes of Mahatma Gandhi after his death. The ashes Mahatma Gandhi was kept in a bronze casket which was carried in this vehicle was travelled form Railway station to the Confluence of Ganga and Yamuna rivers i.e., Sangam. It was handed over to the Allahabad Museum in 1954. All its parts were renovated and were replaced with the original Ford accessories in 2005 with the effort of Uttar Pradesh State Road Transport Corporation. Now, it is in full running condition. It is taken out every year on February 12, the day Mahatma Gandhi ashes was brought to the Sangam on 12 February 1948.
Brief Description The Gandhi Memorial Vehicle is a large lorry (V 8 1947 Ford Lorry) manufactured by Ford Corporation. 'The Gandhi Memorial Vehicle' was deliberately designed for a procession to be taken out for the immersion of the ashes of Mahatma Gandhi after his death. The ashes Mahatma Gandhi was kept in a bronze casket which was carried in this vehicle was travelled form Railway station to the Confluence of Ganga and Yamuna rivers i.e., Sangam. It was handed over to the Allahabad Museum in 1954. All its parts were renovated and were replaced with the original Ford accessories in 2005 with the effort of Uttar Pradesh State Road Transport Corporation. Now, it is in full running condition. It is taken out every year on February 12, the day Mahatma Gandhi ashes was brought to the Sangam on 12 February 1948.