Wednesday, August 9, 2017

On 75th anniversary of Quit India movement, Gandhi continues to inspire us

On 75th anniversary of Quit India movement, Gandhi continues to inspire us

- Jatin Desai

Quit India Movement
We will be commemorating the 75th anniversary of the Quit India Movement on August 9. It was the last mass agitation before India became Independent on August 15, 1947. A day before i.e. on August 14 India was divided and a new nation Pakistan came into existence. On August 8, at Mumbai’s Gowalia Tank, Mahatma Gandhi gave a call for ‘Do or Die’ in his speech. The call for Quit India galvanized the people of the country. British imperialists arrested thousands of Indians. Gowalia Tank is now called August Kranti Maidan. The month of August is significant as far as India’s Independence is concerned. On August 1, 1920, non-cooperation movement against imperialist Britain was launched. It was in the background of the Jalianwala Bagh massacre and Rowlatt Act.

Mahatma Gandhi addressed the Congress session on August 8 and gave a call for ‘Do or Die’. He said, “There is a mantra, short one that I give you. You imprint it on your heart and let every breath of yours give an expression to it. The mantra is do or die.”

Thought For The Day ( AHIMSA )

Mahatma Gandhi Quotes on Ahimsa

Monday, August 7, 2017

Toddler in pram is youngest participant at Hiroshima Day rally


Toddler in pram is youngest participant at Hiroshima Day rally

"NO MORE HIROSHIMA" - A call for peace and & Nuclear-free World by 1,000 students on the eve of 72nd Hiroshima Day

Hiroshima Day Peace Rally 2017

Nearly 1,000 students led a peace rally from Azad Maidan to Hutatma Chowk Saturday, August 5, 2017 to mark the 72nd anniversary of the atomic bomb attack on the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki by the USA during World War II.

"Students wore outfits embossed or painted with skulls and carried graphic posters depicting the horror caused by the atom bomb. Large banners bearing slogans like 'No More Hiroshima', 'We want to grow up, not blow up', 'No: Bomb Yes: Peace' were abundantly visible. The youngest participant was a toddler in a pram,"



Thought For The Day ( SELF )

Mahatma Gandhi Quotes on Self