Thursday, January 30, 2014

The Last Hours of Mahatma Gandhi

The Last Hours of Mahatma Gandhi

By Stephen Murphy

Mahatma Gandhi

PUNCTUALLY at 3.30am on Friday, January 30, 1948, Mahatma Gandhi awoke to greet the last morning he would ever see.
He was in the tense atmosphere of Delhi, staying in a ground-floor guest room of Birla house, the mansion of industrialist and benefactor G. D. Birla located in Albuquerque Road. Gandhi had arrived in the strife-torn capital of newly independent India on September 9, 1947 from Calcutta, where he had performed a miracle of peace-making. By January 30, almost four months had passed since his 78th, and last, birthday. It was 12 days since the successful end of his fast to bring about a reunion of hearts in Delhi. But 10 days before, there had been an aborted attempt on his life during the evening prayer meeting at Birla House. With the situation in Delhi having stabilised, Gandhi was again looking to the future, but his life was in grave danger - and he knew it.

Thought For The Day ( DEATH )


Mahatma Gandhi Quotes on Death

Friday, January 10, 2014

Gandhi Journal Article - III

Salt Problems and Salt March

By Dr. Shubhangi Rathi

After Bihar and Orissa, it's now West Bengal where people have resorted to panic buying of salt over rumours that it would disappear from markets. This panic buying led to its price hit an unprecedented high at Rs.100 per kg in Darjeeling. Inflation is the biggest problem in India. As per the media, every middle class person faces problems because of inflation. In November 2013, the State Government appealed to the people not to purchase salt from the black market by paying four to ten times its original price. Today such type of news makes us think of Mahatma Gandhi’s Salt March. He wrote that the tax levied on salt in India has always been a subject of criticism. Aim of this paper is to make people aware about the importance and production of salt in India, as well as think about the reasons for Gandhi’s Salt March.

Thought For The Day ( VOW )

Mahatma Gandhi Quotes on Vow

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Gandhi Journal Article - II

Violence and Non-violence Today: How Gandhian Principles can help in reducing violence

By Ravi Bhatia

There are serious problems of deprivation and marginalisation being faced by millions across the world. Although people suffer silently, occasionally they rise up in protest and commit violence on the state and the other individuals. This paper discusses the nature of different forms of violence and factors leading to it. In addition, it seeks to bring out the relevance of Gandhian principles of truth, Satyagraha, non-violence, proper educational system and religious tolerance, and argue that these principles can be applied in the contemporary situation for reduction of conflict and violence by advancing the welfare of the deprived, protection of environment, promoting peace and understanding among peoples. These principles have a universal validity and have been successfully adopted by several countries and peoples.

Thought For The Day ( RIGHTS )

Mahatma Gandhi Quotes on Rights

Saturday, January 4, 2014

Newsletter: Newsletter : 'Nai Talim' for MBA students

'Jago MBA Jago' SIBM, Bhopal
20 - 21 December 2013

SCOPE Institute of Business Management (SIBM) Bhopal has launched a two-day unique learning experience - ‘Jago MBA Jago’ developed on action learning principles. Action learning insists the principles that 1. learning is complete only when what is learned is practiced and what is practiced leads to generation of an economic value. Jago MBA Jago event was conducted on December 20th & 21st, 2013 to mark SIBM fifth year of existence in management education. During this event students were made to understand the importance of “Learning by doing” and ‘Learning by earning’ - which have their roots in Gandhian philosophy of education – Nail Taalim.

Thought For The Day ( SIMPLICITY )

Mahatma Gandhi Quotes on Simplicity

Friday, January 3, 2014

Gandhi Journal Article - I

Gandhian Inspiration, Buddhist Philosophy

By Dr. A. T. Ariyartne

In 1927 November, Gandhiji visited Sri Lanka (Ceylon) which he himself called a ‘mercenary visit.’ He appealed to one and all, the rich and the poor, students, teachers and parents, employers and labourers, to open out their purses and donate money to support teeming millions of the starving poor in India, to promote spinning, weaving, sale and wearing of Khadi to ensure a steady income for them. Wherever he went he was welcomed by large crowds ranging from national leaders to common people all of whom contributed to his cause of Daridranarayana.

Thought For The Day ( NON-VIOLENCE )

Mahatma Gandhi Quotes on Non-violence