Showing posts with label Sarvodaya. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Sarvodaya. Show all posts

Saturday, August 11, 2018

Two days National Conference on 'Exploring an Unknown Gandhi'

Two days National Conference on 'Exploring an Unknown Gandhi'

31st August & 1st September, 2018

Two days National Conference has been organized by Dept. of History, K.C. College, Mumbai in collaboration with The Sevagram Collective to celebrate the sesquicentennial birth anniversary of Kasturba and Gandhiji. It aims at becoming a vehicle to carry forward the legacy of their philosophy. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. said, "Gandhi is inescapable... We may ignore him at our own risk." Gandhiji is not only the Father of our Nation but also the polar star emitting ray of hope to the world groping in the darkness of violence. Sarvodaya combining internal and external harmony, is the only sustainable solution on the challenges baffling in the world. The conference will help to understand Gandhiji in the context of India.

Venue: Rama and Sundri Watumull Auditorium, Ground Floor,
K.C. College, Churchgate, Mumbai.

Saturday, January 2, 2016

Gandhi Journal Article-I (January 2016) : Taking up Sarvodaya as our duty

Gandhi Journal Article-I (January 2016) : Taking up Sarvodaya as our duty

By Balamurali Balaji  
Gandhiji's concept of Sarvodaya is the superset of Antyodaya, what one has to expect from Sarvodaya. While Antyodaya sets the scene for the downtrodden, Sarvodaya creates wealth for the common good of the all. A society, community, a neighbourhood or the whole state can benefit from the principles of Sarvodaya.

Sarvodaya is not an illusion or hallucination, for it contains Antyodaya, an aspect that needs to be realized by every individual, rich or poor.

It is a social philosophy that characterizes a synthesis between the needs, urges and aspirations of the individual and of the society of which the individual is an inseparable and indivisible part.  He called it sarvodaya - the rise and well-being of all.1 Sarvodaya is a learning process for those who do not know about it. It is an approach for those who seeks to solve the problems; a solution for a self-contained person. It is wisdom for those who searches for knowledge; a tool for those who put their beliefs in its methods and principles.


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Thursday, April 9, 2015

Gandhi Journal Article-III : Inclusive growth through Self-Help Groups - A Gandhian Paradigm of Sustainable Development

Inclusive growth through Self-Help Groups - A Gandhian Paradigm of Sustainable Development

By Dr. Marina B. Pereira

India faces many challenges in the New Millennium. Most notable among them is attaining the objective of Inclusive growth and reducing the Great Divide between the haves and the have-nots. Efforts should be made to bridge this gap because grinding poverty in dehumanized conditions may sow the seeds of a violent revolution. Mahatma Gandhi understood the flaws of the Percolation or top-down development model where power-relations were centralized. Bapu's paradigm of society is governed by the principles of interdependence, complementarity, fraternity, consensus and participatory management.

Only Inclusive growth will lead to sustainable development. In this context Gandhiji's concept of development namely Sarvodaya through Antyodaya, implying the welfare of all through the weakest of the society holds great value. The plans for the economic development of our country should make a beginning from the bottom of the pyramid with the people who have been left behind or swept aside.

The objective of this Paper is to analyse the application of the Gandhian economic model through rural Self-Help Groups (SHGs) to attain the objectives of inclusive growth and sustainable development in the New Millennium. Collective empowerment through SHGs can remove deprivation and social exclusion. This model is based on the notion that the marginalised are better equipped to overcome the negative social pressure against them through group identity and activity. This paradigm of Development is based on Gandhian principles like Sarvodaya, Antyodaya, co-operation, collective endeavour, trusteeship and decentralisation with primary importance to community welfare and villages.


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Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Gandhi Journal Article - III

Bhoodana, Gramadana, Gramaswaraj, and Sarvodaya : Nature, Philosophy and Performance

By L. M. Bhole

...What is Bhoodana? Bhoo means land and "dana" means giving or donation or gift by someone when giving comes from the heart and out of love. In "dana" no one demands and yet the giver gives because he feels like giving. Although the term "dana" is mostly used to mean gift or donation, Shankaracharya has defined "dana" as "danam sanvibhagaha", i.e., "dana" means equitable distribution. Bhoodana thus means gift or donation or giving of land with love to those who are landless by those who possess at least some land. The first bhoodana took place on April 18, 1951 at Pochampalli in Andhra Pradesh (AP) in India when Ramachandra Reddy gave 100 acres of his land to landless people in that village. 

Saturday, March 30, 2013



Chinese Education

The peaceful ambience and the simplicity of the architecture echoed the philosophy of Mahatma Gandhi. After all, this was the modest house in which he lived with wife Kasturba in 1904 in the Phoenix settlement of Inanda in South Africa.
Located far from the touristy hubs of Durban, ‘Sarvodaya’ is today a museum that showcases the important role Gandhiji played in promoting justice, peace and equality through moral values like truth and nonviolence.
Arriving in South Africa in 1893 as a 24-year-old barrister, he went on to lead the Indian freedom struggle on the unprecedented path of ahimsa or non-violence, capturing the imagination of the world, and revered for posterity as the Father of the Nation.