Gandhinagar: Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra
Modi Monday placed a 90-kg time capsule, scripting the progress
of the state since its formation, beneath the site of the
proposed Mahatma temple here.
The capsule `Kaal Sanduk` or `Smriti Manjusha` is made of
special gauge stainless steel.
Addressing the gathering, Modi said `Mahatma Mandir`,
which was being built after Mahatma Gandhi, would become a
source of inspiration for the future generations and the
The centrally-located Mahatma temple could be viewed from
all directions by elected representatives, administrators and
others, constantly reminding them about the high ideals and
values of the man of the millennium, the global citizen, a
release issued by the state government said.
The scripts are written on a 100-ft long, 3-ft wide
special paper mixed with plastic in Gujarati, Hindi, English
and Sanskrit and it will last for 1,000 years, claimed the
state government in the release.
The time capsule contains 29 audio-visual compact discs
prepared by the Gujarat government, Ravishankar Maharaj`s
word-by-word speech delivered at the time of Gujarat`s
Foundation Day on May 1, 1960, proceedings of the state?s
golden jubilee celebration on May 1, 2010 and the resolution
passed at a special Assembly session held early this year.
The majestic temple project is being built with symbolic
samples of soil and water brought in 50,000 pitchers from 26
nations, all the states in the country and from all the 159
towns and 18,000 villages in Gujarat.
The project has been undertaken as part of the state’s
golden jubilee celebration.