Thursday, July 31, 2014
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Monday, July 28, 2014
MANDELA-GANDHI WALL EXHIBITION LAUNCHED
The Nelson Mandela Foundation has launched a Mandela-Gandhi wall exhibition to honour the two individuals' fight for freedom.
“This Gandhi-Mandela wall really commemorates and celebrates the enduring connection that has existed between these two great leaders. They may not have met, but they are connected through ideas, through the essential message that reverberates through lives,” Virendra Gupta, High Commissioner of India in South Africa, told CNBCafrica.com.
Sunday, July 27, 2014
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Friday, July 18, 2014
Nelson Mandela Day: 10 Things You Might Not Know About Late Former South African President
Nelson Mandela International Day (or Mandela Day) is an annual international day in honour of Nelson Mandela, celebrated each 18 July (on Mandela's birthday). The day was officially declared by the United Nations in November 2009, with the first UN Mandela Day held on 18 July 2010.
Thursday, July 17, 2014
Wednesday, July 16, 2014
President of India presents Gandhi Peace Prize 2013 to well-known Gandhian and environmentalist, Chandi Prasad Bhatt
President of India presents Gandhi Peace Prize 2013
to well-known Gandhian and environmentalist, Chandi Prasad Bhatt
President Pranab Mukherjee praised Chandi Prasad Bhatt for his tireless and invaluable work for environmental conservation.
President Pranab Mukherjee presenting the Gandhi Peace Prize 2013 to environmentalist Chandi Prasad Bhatt at Rashtrapati Bhawan, in New Delhi
Environmentalist and social activist Chandi Prasad Bhatt was presented the Gandhi Peace Prize by President Pranab Mukherjee at a function in Rashtrapati Bhavan, New Delhi on 15th July.
Tuesday, July 15, 2014
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Friday, July 11, 2014
Mahatma Gandhi as a Journalist
By V Sundaram
As a powerful mass communicator and as a fearless journalist, Mahatma Gandhi was unrivalled. Almost everyone knows that Mahatma Gandhi was a Political Leader, but very few know that Gandhi was also a journalist! Yes, Gandhi was an outstanding journalist. For 45 years, starting from 1903, he edited and published weekly newspapers. Journalism was the factor that transformed ordinary Gandhi into Mahatma Gandhi. Gandhi's work in the field of journalism had a strong influence not only on every newspaper in India but also on the entire literary world of every language in India!!!
Thursday, July 10, 2014
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Tuesday, July 8, 2014
Cinema, Satyagraha and Everyday Life
By Pranta Pratik Patnaik
One of the most significant phenomena of our time has been the development of the cinema from a mere art form to a potential subject for study in terms of the issues that it raises and the supposedly influences it has on the spectators. It is now conceived as a versatile art form. Cinema not only provides a site for entertainment, but also a platform to reinforce certain values and ideals. In the same vein, if we trace the history of Indian cinema, we would find that Gandhian values and ideals have made their presence felt, to some degree, in Hindi films. Any movie on the Indian independence theme or any biography on a real life historical character around the independence era is incomplete without the mention of Mahatma Gandhi. This is not to deny the fact that there has always been a shift in the themes of Hindi Cinema which has in turn kept the Gandhian principles out of focus. On the other hand, it should not imply the complete ignorance or disrespect for Gandhian values. The paper looks into one such film - Lage Raho Munna Bhai (LRMB), released in the year 2006, which locates Gandhian values in the contemporary setting. The film revolves around the virtues and values of Mahatma Gandhi, propagated through the narrative, without merely being reduced into didactic preaching. The Gandhian era is believed to have been evoked in the 21st century through this film.