Showing posts with label Gandhi Birth Anniversary. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Gandhi Birth Anniversary. Show all posts

Friday, October 5, 2012

 The Great March of landless people, Jan Satyagraha, started its way to Delhi



50, 000 people, adivasis (tribals), dalits and other marginalized communities of India left the Mela Ground in Gwalior (Madhya Pradesh) to start the Jan Satyagraha – March for Justice on October 3. On this first day, they covered 22 km, taking the national highway leading to Delhi. See Route Map ]
The Jan Satyagraha – March for Justice aims to give a voice to the poorest communities of India that are asking the right to live in dignity. The main demands of this huge non-violent action, directly inspired by Gandhi, are a new land reform policy which would guarantee access to land and livelihood resources, and a law establishing the right to shelter.

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Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Do you have 2 minutes for peace?

Do you have two minutes for Mahatma Gandhi? After Anna Hazare’s Gandhian way of protest, it’s now time to involve people to pledge their two minutes of silence.
On the International Day of Non-Violence on October 2 (as announced by the United Nations three years ago), the Gandhi Smriti and Darshan Samiti are organising “Your Date with Silence for Non-violence” at Gandhi Darshan, Rajghat at 11.30 am.
Interestingly, in support of this universal recognition, one of Mahatma Gandhi’s granddaughters Tara Gandhi Bhattacharjee, the vice-chairperson of Gandhi Smriti and Darshan Samiti and Kasturba Gandhi National Memorial Trust, has proposed that at 12 pm on October 2, citizens of all countries across the world observe silence for a duration of two minutes.
“We would like to make this an annual project, like we have the Earth Hour for saving electricity, we’ll have something for the enlightenment of the soul. Non-violence is an abstract subject. The event would be like an introspection of truth within and around us. It’s a small step aimed at uniting the world. It doesn’t have any barrier of religion, cast or creed. It’ll unite all in one cosmic moment,” says Tara Gandhi Bhattacharjee.
And not only people associated to the project, but youngsters who have discovered a new meaning of Gandhi’s philosophy are upbeat about it.
Says Priyanka Goswami, a second year B.Tech student, “It’s not that I didn’t believe in Non-Violence, but I wasn’t aware of its power. I went to Anna’s protest and couldn’t believe the support he got from people. I will go to Gandhi Darshan on October 2 and will spread the word as well.”

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Gandhi Centre to be launched in Holland

A Gandhi Centre will be inaugurated at The Hague on Mahatma Gandhi’s Oct 2 birth anniversary, the Indian embassy in the Netherlands said in a statement. Read More...