Rashtriya Shala Rajkot, Gujarat
Commissioned in 1921 by Mahatma Gandhi, Rashtriya Shala is a learning center started with a purpose to impart new national concepts. Rashtriya Shala is closely associated with the non-cooperation movement, which is one of the most important segments of Indian freedom movement. Shri Lakhajiraj, ruler of Rajkot, gave a land at nominal cost to Mahatma Gandhi to start Rashtriya Shala. Currently, the school imparts education and vocational training like manual oil pressing, khadi, cotton, ikat and patola weaving. Due to its strong connect with history; Rashtriya Shala is an important attraction of Gandhi Tourism Circuit.
Students who are interested in some vocational courses can be a part of the activities offered by the institution. See below for complete details.
- Bal Mandir
- Keshav Kumar Mandir: On an average 700 students attend this school in two shifts. In this class, students of standards 5th, 6th and 7th are trained to spin Amber Charakhas of 2 spindles.
- Sangeet Mahavidyalaya: Started in 1935, Sangeet Mahavidhyalaya offers degree courses in vocal, instrumental music and Bharat Natyam (dancing). The school is affiliated to Akhil Bharatiya Gandharva Mahavidhyalaya Mendal.
- Gita-Ramayan Examinations: To increase awareness about Ramayan and Geeta amongst students, the institute every year organizes an examination.
- Khadi Mandir: Production and sale of Khadi products.
- Patola (Silk Sarees) Weaving cum Training Center.
- Telghat (Oil Extraction)
Address: Vidya Nagar Main Road, Rajkot, Gujarat. India
Visiting Hours: 09:00 am to 12:00 noon
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