To 466/64..A Memorable Journey indeed!

466/64 is Nelson Mandela’s Prisoner ID No..He was the 466th person arrested by the Aparthied in 1964..Not his cell no as we imagined..
My daughter took me and my wife on this most memorable journey of my lifetime on this Sunday ,on Xtmas Eve!
Our entire journey was explained by a prisoner at that time..You can see me thanking him!
I have taken pictures which are self explanatory..

The Lime Quarry is the place where Mandela and others were forced with hard labour for years!
The cave inside the quarry is the place they used to ease themselves,relax a bit,whenever permitted..They also exchanged ideas and strategies for the movement here only,as most of them were highly qualified Lawyers.
A few of them were totally uneducated..so they taught the uneducated too,,Thats why Mandela calls it a University!
The 1200 stones you see as a heap is when after their independence,the living 1200 prisoners met there and Mandela was the first one to drop a stone at that site as a rememberance of their long struggle..

The govt is still preserving those 1200 stones..
I wd like to ask you,any one of your friends,anywhere in the world..
Can any human being be so alert after spending 28 yrs in such a prison with so much hard labour and come out mentally stable?
Hats of to you Mandela..You are one of the greatest Human beings cd remember for long long time to come!

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About s.rajah iyer

An MBA.. Interested in writing,Reading..Indian Philosophy
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2 Responses to To 466/64..A Memorable Journey indeed!

  1. s.rajah iyer says:

    Hilol Das,Tks..I suggest you switch over to Word Press and see for your self how easier it is to upload/write/communicate with World class writers.Take a look!Happy New Year too!

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  2. Hillol Das says:

    Awesome. You are really blessed to have seen this pilgrimage of modern times.

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