Mahatma Gandhi

Nation pays homage to Mahatma Gandhi on his 145th birth anniversary

Mahatma GandhiNew Delhi, Oct 2 - The nation is paying homage to Father of the Nation-Mahatma Gandhi on his 145th birth anniversary on Thursday.

Besides Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Congress president Sonia Gandhi, accompanied by former Kerala Governor Shiela Dikshit paid their homage to Father of the Nation at Rajghat.

Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan along with Minister of State (MoS) for the north east, external affairs and overseas affairs-former Army chief V. K Singh and former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh also visited Rajghat.

The leaders paid floral tributes at Rajghat - the memorial of Mahatma Gandhi on the banks of the Yamuna river.

Kejriwal pay homage to Mahatma Gandhi

Arvind-KejriwalNew Delhi, Jan 30 : Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and members of the Delhi assembly Thursday paid homage to Mahatma Gandhi on the anniversary of his assassination.

Kejriwal and Speaker M. S. Dhir paid floral tributes at Gandhi's statute at the assembly complex at the Old Secretariat.

Law Minister Somnath Bharti, Women and Child Development Minister Rakhi Birla and Bharatiya Janata Party leader Harsh Vardhan also paid floral tributes.

Artists from Gandharva Mahavidyalaya recited Gandhi's favourite bhajans on the occasion and a two-minute silence was observed as a mark of respect to the apostle of non-violence.

President greets nation on Gandhi Jayanti

Pranab-MukherjeeNew Delhi, Oct : President Pranab Mukherjee Tuesday wished the nation on the eve of the 144th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi and urged people to imbibe wisdom from his teachings.

"It is an occasion for us to reflect on the life and contribution of the Father of our Nation. I urge all citizens to imbibe wisdom from the valued teachings of Mahatma Gandhi and ensure that Bapu remains alive in our hearts and minds forever," Mukherjee said in his message on the occasion.

Gandhi's death anniversary marked in Mexico

GandhiMexico City, Feb 2 : Friends of India in Mexico, schoolchildren gathered at a monument here to mark the 65th death anniversary of Mahatama Gandhi as the strains of his favourite hymn "Raghupati Raghava Raja Ram", played on the sitar, filled the air.

The Embassy of India in collaboration with Ora World Mandala, an India-Mexico NGO which strives to promote the Gandhian value of ahimsa or non-violence, through art, organised a solemn function at the Gandhi monument in Chapultepec in Mexico City, said an official statement Saturday.

Ambassador Sujan R. Chinoy placed a wreath at the monument.

Nation pays tribute to Mahatma Gandhi

Pranab-MukherjeeNew Delhi, Jan 30 : Tributes were paid to Mahatma Gandhi Wednesday as the nation observed Martyr's Day on his 65th death anniversary.

Homage was paid to the Father of the Nation at his memorial at Rajghat in Delhi, with President Pranab Mukherjee, Vice President Hamid Ansari and Prime Minister Manmohan Singh presenting floral tributes.

United Progressive Alliance chairperson Sonia Gandhi, Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde, and Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit, along with several other political leaders and dignitaries, also paid homage to the father of the nation.

Nation pays homage to Mahatma Gandhi on his 65th death anniversary

Nation pays homage to Mahatma Gandhi on his 65th death anniversary New Delhi, Jan. 30 : The Nation on Wednesday paid homage to Father of the Nation, Mahatma Gandhi, on his 65th death anniversary.

President Pranab Mukherjee, Vice-President Mohammad Hamid Ansari and Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh paid floral tribute to Gandhi at his memorial Rajghat.

UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi, Union Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde, Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit and a host of other dignitaries also paid tribute to the apostle of peace at his memorial.

Where Gandhi died 65 years ago - this day

Where Gandhi died 65 years ago - this dayNew Delhi, Jan 30: The faintly heard traffic commotion does not affect the serenity of 5, Tees January Marg, a leafy avenue in the heart of the Indian capital, where Mahatma Gandhi spent the last 144 days of his life and where he was assassinated on Jan 30, 1948.

The expansive premises, which houses a museum that showcases the life and philosophy of the man Indians revere as the Father of the Nation, it is difficult to imagine that the man who always preached peace was violently killed by a Hindu zealot, Nathuram Godse.

When freedom fighters made Mahatma Gandhi cry

Pranab-MukherjeeTamluk (West Bengal), Jan 18 : Mahatma Gandhi once wept when some freedom fighters told him that after seeing a victim of mass rape, they deviated from non-violence against the British, President Pranab Mukherjee said at an event Friday.

The president said this while unveiling statues of freedom fighters Ajoy Mukherjee, Satish Chandra Samanta and Sushil Kumar Dhara, who were instrumental in forming a Tamralipta National Government -- a parallel government during the 1942 'Quit India' movement -- here in East Midnapore district.

Suu Kyi says she and Jawaharlal Nehru had many things in common

Suu Kyi says she and Jawaharlal Nehru had many things in commonMyanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi, who has visited India after 25 years, has said that she and Jawaharlal Nehru had many things in common.

Suu Kyi, who is on a five-day visit to India, said that many of the challenges faced by Mahatma Gandhi and Jawaharlal Nehru during their struggle for India's independence had also been facing by her over the course of her struggle.

Mahatma Gandhi is son of Africa, says Zambian speaker

Mahatma GandhiNew Delhi, Jan 5 : Mahatma Gandhi is the son of Africa and was also influenced by the principles of non-violence during his days spent in that continent, said Amusaa K. Mwanamwambwa, Speaker of the Zambian National Assembly, here.

"He (Gandhi) is the son of Africa. We also share with India the legacy of Mahatma Gandhi," Mwanamwambwa told IANS on the sidelines of the Conference of Speakers and Presiding Officers of Commonwealth Countries (CSPOC) Tuesday.

"Eventually, I have the right to claim it," the Zambian leader said after gazing at a photograph of Mahatma Gandhi and reading the words on the caption below it.

A ration card in the name of Mahatma Gandhi!

A ration card in the name of Mahatma Gandhi!Hyderabad, Nov 21 - Believe it or not - the authorities in Andhra Pradesh have issued a ration card in the name of Mahatma Gandhi along with his picture!

What is more shocking is that the card named Nathuram Godse, the killer of Mahatma Gandhi, as his father. Godse, however, has been misspelt as Godsay.

Chittoor district collector V. Seshadari has ordered a probe after the ration card, carrying a fictitious address, was detected during a verification drive in the district to wee out bogus cards.

Gandhi a 'man of all times and places': US Congress

Gandhi a 'man of all times and places': US CongressWashington, Oct 16 - The US Congress has passed a resolution congratulating the visionary leadership of Mahatma Gandhi, which enhanced the rapidly deepening friendship between the United States and India.

Unanimously passed by the US House of Representatives Thursday, the resolution also acknowledges and commends the Indian leader's "unique and lasting role in the establishment of the state of India and its democratic institutions, which will be revered for generations to come."

On a peace mission, with Gandhi in mind

Mahatma_GandhiOn October 2, twelve people of different nationalities set out to cover the globe on foot and do Mahatma Gandhi proud.

They have a worthy purpose — to propagate non-violence and demand a world without wars. Over 90 days, this band of nomads will try to traverse 100 countries and cover 1.6 lakh kms.

Presently in India, their cause has gained prominence as the birthplace of the Mahatma, in whose spirit this World March was organised. Initiated on his birth anniversary, it aims to set a record of the greatest demonstration of peace.

Gandhi tops Foreign Policy seven who should have won Nobel Peace Prize

Gandhi tops Foreign Policy seven who should have won Nobel Peace PrizeWashington, Oct 10 - Mahatma Gandhi tops the list of seven people who never won the Nobel Peace Prize "but should have" in the opinion of prestigious Foreign Policy magazine.

Noting that from Henry Kissinger to Yasser Arafat, the Norwegian Nobel Committee has made some controversial picks over the years, the magazine listed Eleanor Roosevelt, Vaclav Havel, Ken Saro-Wiwa, Sari Nusseibeh, Corazon Aquino and Liu Xiaobo as the other six deserving but deprived ones.

A little Gandhian club among Nobel peace laureates

A little Gandhian club among Nobel peace laureatesNew Delhi, Oct 9 Mahatma Gandhi never won the Nobel Prize for Peace, but the apostle of truth and non-violence continues to inspire people around the globe who go on to win the coveted honour - US President Barack Obama being the latest among them.

Obama had called Gandhi the "real hero of mine" and paid rich tributes to the great man's ideals only last week.

The committee that picks the winner has apologised for missing out in honouring Gandhi and, as if to compensate for it, has often chosen to bestow the prize on those inspired by the Mahatma.

'Without Gandhi, there would be no Obama as president'

Mahatma GandhiWashington, Oct 8 : "I surely believe without (Mahatma) Gandhi - without Gandhi in India - there would be no Barack Obama as president" of the United States.

So said John Lewis, an American civil rights movement leader and a close friend of the late Dr Martin Luther King Jr, at a Capitol Hill event here Wednesday to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Dr King and his wife Coretta Scott King's visit to India.

Gandhi's message key to facing modern threats: Ban Ki-moon

Gandhi's message key to facing modern threats: Ban Ki-moonNew York, Oct 3  Mahatma Gandhi's legacy of non-violence is an enduring symbol of hope in defeating the growing number of hostile forces threatening the modern world, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has said.

In a message marking the third annual International Day of Non-violence, observed Friday in honour of Gandhi's birthday, Ban said that Gandhi understood that a powerful idea could change the world.

Getting close to the Mahatma - on his 140th birth anniversary

Mahatma-GandhiNew Delhi, Oct 2 : As India celebrated 140 years Friday since the birth of Mahatma Gandhi, hundreds of children and adults flocked to various sites associated with him to remember the man whose message of non-violence and peace is still relevant -- even in these frenetic times.

For the not-so-young, this was a day of solemn introspection perhaps, and for the young, a chance to get a closer glimpse into the man they have read about in textbooks.

Yash Vaghela, 11, couldn't contain his excitement when he saw a Parker pen used by the father of the nation.

India’s villages await justice

Mahatma GandhiThe first village court in India under legislation was supposed to come up on Friday, the birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, who said India lives in its villages.

But nothing is happening on the ground.

Parliament enacted a law — the Gramin Nyayalayas Act — nine months ago for creating 5,000 gramin nyayalayas (village courts) to make justice accessible for people living in rural areas. But the problem of tying up funds threatens to keep the project just on paper.

India lends a helping hand to Mahatma's Nepali disciple

Mahatma-GandhiKathmandu, Oct 2 : On the 140th birth anniversary of the father of the Indian nation, Mahatma Gandhi, India reached out to one of his disciples in Nepal to help realise her vision.

On Friday - the occasion now celebrated worldwide as the International Day of Non-violence - the Indian government made a grant assistance of NRS. 204 million to the Nepal Srijanatmak Kala Guthi (NSKG), an NGO founded three decades ago by a Gandhian to promote equality and social justice.

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