Wednesday, April 30, 2014

9th International Youth Peace Festival (IYPF 2014)

9th International Youth Peace Festival (IYPF 2014)

9th International Youth Peace Festival 2014
“Promoting Volunteering to Break the Barriers & Bridge the Gaps”
Inviting Young Change Makers…
An International Youth Peace Fest -IYPF 2014 will be held from September 27– October 2, 2014, in Chandigarh, India. This year to inspire ‘CHANGE’, IYPF 2014 organized by Yuvsatta-an NGO with many other national and international partners, will saw participation of young people from over 50 countries.

Thought For The Day ( LIBERTY )

Mahatma Gandhi Quotes on Liberty

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Happiness in ‘Giving Theory of Economics’ – Giftivism

Happiness in ‘Giving Theory of Economics’ – Giftivism

Whenever we perform an act of charity or give something to someone out of compassion, we feel a sense of superiority; that we are in some way above them, better than them or more powerful than them. But when we ‘gift’ someone something, then we do not feel that we are a ‘giver’; but act out of a sense of love and affection.

Imagine a restaurant where there are no prices on the menu and where the bill, after you have had a hearty meal, is Rs. 0.00. What would be your reaction to this kind of an experience?

You will probably think what kind of topsy-turvy reasoning is this! How is this possible? And that too in today’s selfish world! Impossible! But, yes, this is happening and that too in a consumerist and materialistic country like America.

Thought For The Day ( CHARACTER )

Mahatma Gandhi Quotes on Character

Friday, April 11, 2014

Gandhi Journal Article - III

Gandhi in the footsteps of Jesus Christ
If Gandhi were to visit America today...

An article published in the American The Leader 3rd October 1931 is even today, after 83 years, still relevant and worth introspecting. There are countless thinking people of the world who have understood Gandhi in depth and consider his philosophy important. Today his philosophy is even more relevant and coherent. People like Gandhi and Jesus can never be killed. They will rise from the dead and continue their teaching. Let us respectfully accept his eternal message from his soul.

If Gandhi were to visit America today, the first thing he would do is to explain the meaning of their religion to them. This might sound odd to the readers for two reasons.

Thought For The Day ( GOD )

Mahatma Gandhi Quotes on God

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Newsletter: BUY Mahatma Gandhi Postcards


Greetings from Gandhi Research Foundation, Jalgaon!

You will be happy to know that we have celebrated the 144th Birth Anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi as Charkha Jayanti at Gandhi Research Foundation by organizing a Dialogue - "Realities and Challenges of Today : What Shall We Do". We also celebrated by organizing a 'Vishwa Ahimsa Rally', 'Drawing Competition' and 'Charkha Sammelan'.

Part of the celebration is to bring out a series of Painted Postcards on Mahatma by way of contribution to the memory of him on this occasion.

We shall be happy to share these Post Cards to whomsoever wishes to keep them in their collection of Philately. The nominal cost of these Cards is Rs. 100/- (for 6 painted postcards) also available with cancellation (GANDHI NIRVAN DIN, 30-1-2014 With Jalgaon Post office) and Premium Khadi cover with 2 set of Gandhi postcards.

Thought For The Day ( WOMAN )

Mahatma Gandhi Quotes on Woman

Saturday, April 5, 2014

Mahatma Gandhi's Mumbai Home

Mahatma Gandhi’s Mumbai Home
Mani Bhavan - Glimpses of Mahatma
Late Indira Gandhi's words about Mahatma Gandhi, "More than his words, his life was the message", came alive as we accompanied Shareen Robin along the precincts of this tiny, history-ridden two-storied structure on Laburnum Road. Nestling in the quiet by-lanes of Gamdevi, Mani Bhavan brings the 'Mahatma'—Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi—that much closer to us. This four-storey bungalow served as Gandhi's home from 1917 to 1934 and has since been converted into a museum dedicated to the Father of the Nation, who led a nation of 350 million to freedom with his non-violence movement.

Thought For The Day ( FORGIVENESS )

Mahatma Gandhi Quotes on Forgiveness

Friday, April 4, 2014

Gandhi Journal Article - II

Gandhi on Religion and Social Harmony
By Malabika Pande 

Democracy and democratic norms such as civil rights, adult suffrage, political pluralism and secular politics, were the dominant themes in international politics till the middle of the twentieth century. Religion was not considered a political force potent enough to disturb democratic societies. But recent history has proved all that wrong. In India, the colonial period saw an aggregation of communal tension culminating in partition. The importance of religion and religious mobilization are now widely recognized as significant factors in national and international politics. Gandhi had anticipated this. After his return from South Africa in 1915 he committed himself to the pursuit of a kind of swaraj for India that went beyond mere political freedom and civil rights, and was marked by the inculcation of ideals of peace, brotherhood and social concord.

Thought For The Day ( MORAL FORCE )

Mahatma Gandhi Quotes on Moral-Force

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Gandhi Journal Article - I

Building the Entrepreneurial Attitude: Learning from M. K. Gandhi
Dr Nanduri Aparna Rao

He reminds us of Kipling's classic poem 'If' –

'If you can dream-and not make dreams your master; If you can think and not make thoughts your aim; If you can meet with Triumph and Disaster; and treat those two impostors just the same...'

He belonged to one of the most business oriented communities in India-the Gujarati 'Baniya' community'. One recalls names like Karsonbhai Patel (Nirma), Dhirubhai Ambani (Poor boy with big ambitions), Gautam Adani (Adani Group), Dilip Shanghvi (Sun Pharmaceuticals), and the list goes on... 
One does not often come across his name in such a list of entrepreneurs. While entrepreneurs, as we know them, create businesses and grow rich, he created business opportunities, social improvement and chose to stay poor... Yes, the one unique feature of this entrepreneur is that he gave away everything he earned, and could have earned, given his huge body of work - be it wealth or position for himself or his family. One would call him a saint and yes, short of beatification, he did everything saints would and many things saints wouldn't. He is known as the Mahatma - he is Mahatma Gandhi.

Thought For The Day ( NON-VIOLENCE )

Mahatma Gandhi Quotes on Non-violence