Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Gandhi's deliberations climaxed in Madurai

Gandhi's deliberations climaxed in Madurai

Gandhi donned loin-cloth for the first time at Madura to identify himself with India's poor. September 22, 1921
Gandhi donned loin-cloth for the first time at Madura to identify himself with India's poor.

 “All the alterations I have made in my course of life have been effected by momentous occasions; and they have been made after such a deep deliberation that I have hardly had to regret them. And I did them, as I could not help doing them. Such a radical alteration - in my dress, - I effected in Madura.”
- M. K. Gandhi
Ninety-three years back, on September 22, 1921, Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi took the brave decision to shed his traditional attire and get into a ‘loincloth,’ which remained with him till death. The historic decision of the Mahatma to identify himself with the common man embellished Madurai’s reputation as an ancient city that enhanced even an ordinary man’s spiritual strength. He later recalled that though he came closer to taking a decision on his clothing on a couple of earlier occasions, it was Madurai that gave him the necessary strength.

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Thought For The Day ( BRAVERY )

Mahatma Gandhi Quotes on Bravery

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Newsletter: Book on Gandhi's Leadership in Russian

Newsletter: Book on Gandhi's Leadership in Russian

A book on Mahatma Gandhi's leadership qualities, penned by veteran Indian diplomat Pascal Alan Nazareth has been released in Russian, making it the sixth foreign language edition of the book.

The Russian edition of "Gandhi's Outstanding Leadership" was released on 11th September, 2014 by the Indian ambassador P S Raghavan and Director of the Institute of Philosophy of the Russian Academy of Sciences at the Institute.

Thought For The Day ( MILLIONS )

Mahatma Gandhi Quotes on Millions

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Gandhi Journal Article - III

What I owe to Mahatma Gandhi

By G. Mohambry Naicker

I was eight years old when Gandhiji left South Africa. I could not understand then the intricacies of politics or the meaning of the struggle which for two decades he had to wage against the authorities, but I have a very distinct recollection of the image that was stamped upon my young mind of the national hero whose name was a household word among the Indian community. I faintly realised in those early days the powers of the simple man who was to achieve in the fullness of time such miracles as even in their heyday warriors like Napoleon could only dream of. As the years went by I was able to assess the full power of the weapon of satyagraha which Gandhiji had perfected during his career as a public man in South Africa. When I reached the age of reason I began to make a deep study of the writings of Gandhiji, and although I became an adherent of his great principles, little did I think that it would fall to my lot to take up the flaming torch he had left behind. I was scarcely prepared for such a task; I did not feel inclined to be in the forefront of the struggle that began half a century ago. Yet when the call came, the response in me was instantaneous. It was the voice of Mahatma Gandhi calling for action. Without any preparation, without any experience, without the slightest hesitation, I threw myself into the battle. With faith undiminished in the righteousness of the cause we had espoused, I became, with thousands of my fellow countrymen a satyagrahi. I made the vow of reaching the goal that we had in view, no matter what sacrifice was demanded of us.

Thought For The Day ( ABSTINENCE )

Mahatma Gandhi Quotes on Abstinence

Saturday, September 6, 2014

Gandhi Journal Article - II

Gandhi and the Natal Indian Ambulance Corp

By Heather M. Brown


In the late nineteenth century, the socio-economic status of the indentured Indian population in South Africa changed as the growing ‘Arab’ population challenged white merchants for market dominance. As a result, the white European population retaliated with public prejudice that manifested itself “not only in humiliating, discriminatory social conventions, but also in legislation and municipal ordinances restricting Indian civil rights, franchise and freedom to enter, live and trade at will." It was in South Africa that the once-shy London-educated lawyer from Gujarat, Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, spent twenty-one years of his life challenging the “increasingly strident and locally present determination of white settlers to maintain white superiority in matters social, economic and political.”

Thought For The Day ( FAITH )

Mahatma Gandhi Quotes on Faith

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Gandhi Journal Article - I

Mahatma Gandhi Global Village a Model of Basic Education:
To Teach Self Reliance & Respect for Manual Labour

By Dr. Umakant Chanshetti and Ms. Sangita Shah

In the present scenario of education it is anomaly that education has not been able to give right direction to our youths and it does not provide them opportunities for their all round development or make them self reliant. In our country 80% of population is belongs to agriculture and 10% occupied in serving the needs of them. Now a days the students may pass and earn degree or degrees with first or higher division or may acquire the highest degree, but even though they does not become self reliant and unable to face the challenges. So to overcome this situation there is need of such education which was predicted by Mahatma Gandhi viz ‘Basic Education’ or ‘Nai-Talim’. In Boramani village of Sholapur district “Mahatma Gandhi Global Village” endeavors to provide education with the views of Mahatma Gandhi, which shows effective and positive results among the children.

Thought For The Day ( COWARDICE )

Mahatma Gandhi Quotes on Cowardice