Articles tagged under: Gandhi

Gujarat pays rich tribute to Bapu on birth anniversary, over 5000 students form countenance of Gandhiji in his hometown

October 02, 2018
Gujarat pays rich tribute to Bapu on birth anniversary, over 5000 students form countenance of Gandhiji in his hometown

Porbandar/Gandhinagar/Ahmedabad: Mahatma Gandhi was today paid rich tribute in his home-state Gujarat on his birth anniversary and around 7000 students at his birthplace Porbandar stood in planned manner to create the shape of his face, a feat which in all likelihood would also get a place in Guinness world records. Around 7000 students assembled and made the shape of countenance of Bapu at Chowpati on the sea shore in presence of CM Vijay Rupani and the representatives of Guinness world reco...Read More

Centenary of Sabarmati Ashram as theme of Gujarat govt tableau on this 26 January

January 22, 2018
Centenary of Sabarmati Ashram as theme of Gujarat govt tableau on this 26 January

Ahmedabad: The Gujarat Government’s tableaux, depicting the Sabarmati Ashram at Ahmedabad and Mahatma Gandhi’s association with it between 1917 and 1930, has been selected for National Republic Day Parade to be held in presence of heads of ten ASEAN counties in New Delhi on January 26, 2018.
 
The tableau shows the replica of the cottage ‘Hriday Kunj’ at the Sabarmati Ashram premises where the Mahatma and Kasturba Gandhi stayed during the crucial years of India’s freedom struggle...Read More

Sabarmati Ashram Foundation Centenary:Gandhi Darshan Ashtha Special train to run from Sabarmati to Champaran

May 31, 2017
Sabarmati Ashram Foundation Centenary:Gandhi Darshan Ashtha Special train to run from Sabarmati to Champaran

Ahmedabad: The Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) is going to run a Gandhi Darshan Astha Special Tourist Train on June 17 on the occasion of centenary of the establishment of historic Sabarmati Ashram here, from Sabarmati railway station in Ahmedabad for a 10 days 'to and fro trip' to Bihar's Betitah and Motihari, formerly known as Champaran where Bapu had established yet another Ashram in 1917 to lead a successful Satyagrah for farmers. Addressing a press conf...Read More

Mahatma’s Samadhi gets a make over after 15 years for increased visitor engagement

January 29, 2017
Mahatma’s Samadhi gets a make over after 15 years for increased visitor engagement

New Delhi: For more than 10,000 domestic and foreign visitors who visit Mahatma Gandhiji’s Samadhi at Rajghat in the national capital every day, there is nothing much to engage the visitors about his life and and thoughts other than the black stone platform that marks the spot where Gandhiji was cremated. To address this deficiency and to enhance the engaging experience of the visitors, the Rajghat Samadhi Samiti, under the Ministry of Urban Development has undertaken several initiativ...Read More

Non-violence: 3 US mayors on King’s trail in ‘land of Mahatma’ visit Gujarat

October 05, 2016
Non-violence: 3 US mayors on King’s trail in ‘land of Mahatma’ visit Gujarat

New Delhi:In the backdrop of a string of gun violence in the US, three American mayors visited India to study the philosophy of non-violence championed by Mahatma Gandhi and learn as to how it could be implemented back in their country. "The three civic heads, two from the state of New York and one from Georgia, had arrived here on September 30 and during the five-day trip visited Jama Masjid, Akshardham, Sisganj Gurudwara and a Ramlila celebration in Delhi. "On October 1 and 2, they visit...Read More

It was Tagore who gave `Mahatma’ title to Gandhi: Gujarat HC

February 19, 2016
It was Tagore who gave `Mahatma’ title to Gandhi: Gujarat HC

Ahmedabad Seeking to end the confusion caused by the answer key of job exam held by a Rajkot local body, the Gujarat High Court today declared that it was poet Rabindranath Tagore who first used the title `Mahatma' for Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi. Justice J B Pardiwala, while disposing of a petition, noted that all school textbooks give the credit for the Mahatma title of Gandhi to Tagore. Sandhya Maru, a candidate, had moved the HC challenging the answer key of the examination conduct...Read More

Remove divisive views, cleanse minds: President

December 01, 2015

Ahmedabad The real dirt of India lies not on the streets but in "our minds and in our unwillingness to let go of views that divide society into them and us", President Pranab Mukherjee said here today emphasising on cleansing minds of divisive thoughts. Speaking at a function in Sabarmati Ashram here, Mukherjee cited Gandhiji's vision of India as an inclusive nation where every section of population lived in equality and enjoyed equal opportunity and said the essence of being human is ...Read More

8,500 letters by Mahatma Gandhi to be published

November 30, 2015

Ahmedabad In an effort to provide greater insight into Mahatma Gandhi's exchange of views with the greats of his time, Sabarmati Ashram here has taken up a mammoth task to transcribe and publish over 8,500 letters received by him. Though the Collected Works of Mahatma Gandhi (CWMG) has in detail documented more than 31,000 available letters written by Gandhi during his life time, but the letters received by him which solicited his response have not been documented so far. "Researchers a...Read More

Culling of stray dogs: Mahatma Gandhi’s write up quoted in SC

November 18, 2015

New Delhi A 90-year old write-up by Mahatma Gandhi in 'Young India' magazine on stray dogs was today presented in the Supreme Court, which is hearing pleas on culling of certain kinds of bovine animals, to buttress the point that those without an owner are a "menace to the society". Senior advocate Dushyant Dave, who is assisting the court as amicus curiae in pleas filed against Bombay and Kerala High Court orders allowing culling of stray dogs in these two states, quoted Gandhi on the iss...Read More

Mahatma Gandhi’s great-granddaughter faces fraud charges

October 20, 2015

Johannesburg A 45-year-old great- granddaughter of Mahatma Gandhi has been accused of defrauding two businessmen of more than USD 830,000 in South Africa. Ashish Lata Ramgobin appeared in the Durban Magistrate's Court yesterday on charges of theft, fraud and forgery. Self-employed Ramgobin is alleged to have defrauded two local businessmen of more than 11 million rands (USD 831,380) by claiming that she had secured a tender to import bedding from India for the private hospital group Net...Read More

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