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Sadaquat Ashram has played an important role in the Independence struggle and the JP movement. Situated in peaceful environment in Digha area of Patna, this place became the home of Rajendra Prasad, the first President of India, after retirement. He spent his last days here.
During struggle movement, this place was frequented by Mahatma Gandhi, Rajendra Prasad, J.B.Kriplani, Maulana Mazharul Haq and others as a place to start the movement and address the people. At that time, it was a landmark of the city. After Independence, J P Narayan launched his historic movement during 70s from here only. Bihar Vidyapeeth was established here way back in 1921. The Ashram is spread in 20 acres in a lush green campus. It is divided into two parts. Bihar Vidyapeeth is situated in one part, whereas the other part is managed by Bihar Pradesh Congress Committee.
After retirement, Rajendra Prasad came to stay here in 1962 and stayed here till his last days. The house in which he lived has been converted into a museum, called Rajendra Smriti Sangrahalaya. It contains many historical things belonging to the first President. Huge paintings also adorn the walls. The museum is recognized by the State Government.
In the campus is the Maulana Mazharul Haque library. It is situated in a big building having large reading room and good collection of books. Being the headquater of Bihar Vidyapeeth for a long time, this serves quite well in the education System.
Sadaqat Ashram is very good place to spend some time in a calm environment, understanding the life of Rajendra Prasad and enjoying the serene view.
How to reach :
Sadaqat Ashram is situated beside the main road of Digha and it is easily reachable by autos or private Vehicles.
Patna Junction ~ 7-8 km
Airport ~ 6-7 km
Mithapur Bus Stand ~ 10-11 km
Nearby Places :
P & M Mall ~ 1.5 km
IIT Patna ~ 2 km