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Speeches of Mahatma Gandhi

Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi – the greatest of leaders, champion of truth and non-violence, father of the nation – has been an inspiration for free men all over the world.  As we approach yet another Gandhi Jayanti (2 October) let us take a look at some of the Mahatma’s most memorable speeches –   Benaras Hindu University Speech (4 February, 1916) – “If we are to receive self-government, we shall have to take it… freedom loving as [...]

essay on mahatma gandhi

The birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi (Gandhi Jayanti) is celebrated on 2nd October as a national event across India. This day is observed across the world as International Day of Non-violence. Mahatma Gandhi contributed tirelessly and selflessly in India’s freedom struggle for Independence. Mahatma Gandhi’s ideals were satya (truth) and ahimsa (non violence). Through his philosophy of truth and non-violence he paved the way for India Independence from Britishers. Mahatma Gandhi was called as the [...]

September 18, 2017
Famous Quotes of Mahatma Gandhi

Mahatma Gandhi was the tallest leader of the Indian independence movement. He played a crucial role in enabling India to win independence from the British rule. At a time when other nations had launched violent struggles to free themselves from foreign rule, Mahatma Gandhi followed the path of non-violence, ultimately winning the nation independence without shedding a drop of blood. Gandhi became a source for freedom struggle and civil rights movements across the globe. Mahatma [...]

September 16, 2017
gandhi irwin pact

Gandhi-Irwin Pact was signed on March 5, 1931, between Mahatma Gandhi and Lord Irwin, who was at the time the Viceroy of India. It was a political agreement that was signed before the second Round Table Conference. Background of the Gandhi-Irwin Pact? Between March and April 1930, Mahatma Gandhi had initiated the Salt Satyagrah or the salt march to produce salt from the sea water in the coastal village of Dandi. The march was the [...]

Remembering Mahatma Gandhi

In the turbulent times we live in today, the question is both pertinent and relevant. He was a frail man of 78 years as he walked the final steps of his life, towards a prayer meeting, when a misguided fanatical assassin pumped three bullets into the Mahatma. The man who shot Mahatma Gandhi is irrelevant but what is of relevance is his failure to silence the man who inspired an entire nation to come together [...]

Modi Launches Swachh Bharat Abhiyan

“Cleanliness is next to Godliness”. Today is 2nd October. Mahatma Gandhi’s birth anniversary. Today is also Mahashtami. Indeed a perfect and an auspicious day to launch a big campaign by our PM Narendra Modi. Mahatma Gandhi once said, “Be the change you want to see in the world”. Today, whole of India is saying “Swachh Bharat”, with all Government employees, organizations, trade associations and religious bodies, along with the nation taking oath with our ever-inspiring PM for [...]

  August 15, celebrated as the Independence Day, also happens to be the death anniversary of Mahadevbhai Desai, who was Mahatma Gandhi’s private secretary and chronicler of his day-to-day life for 25 years. Mahadevbhai died on August 15, 1942 in Aga Khan palace, Pune, where he along with Gandhiji, Kasturba, Sushila Nayar and Miraben were kept under detention following the ‘Quit India’ ultimatum to the British. The ominous possibility of Gandhiji embarking on a fast-unto-death [...]

Raj Ghat, New Delhi

Location: Mahatma Gandhi Marg, Ring Road, New Delhi When we talk of Indian Independence, the first name that strikes the mind is that of Mahatma Gandhi, the father of the nation. The mahatma who led India to independence with his non-violent measures, was assassinated by an Indian Brahmin on January 30, 1948. Raj Ghat, the site where Mahatma Gandhi was cremated, commemorates his relentless effort and contribution towards India’s independence. Located on the banks of the [...]

Understanding the Indian struggle for Independence is incomplete without mentioning and going through certain incidents, movements and revolts that profoundly impacted the common man as well as the British government in India. Some of the movements achieved a great success in bringing and uniting the Indians. Salt satyagraha, that is also known as Dandi March or Salt March was an important event in the Indian struggle for freedom. This was a massive but very peaceful [...]

Some Lesser Known Facts About Mahatma Gandhi

We know him variously as Bapu, the Mahatma, or the Father of the Nation: Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi needs no introduction. The story of his life has been transformed into the stuff of legend. In fact, so well-known is his unquestionable role in helping India achieve Independence that there is a clear cut narrative in place which can be recited at any moment by any proud Indian. This post then is not to going to offer [...]

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