Activism: GK, General Studies and Current Affairs

Pietermaritzburg hosts Mandela-Gandhi Youth Conference 2018

The Mandela-Gandhi Youth Conference was held at Pietermaritzburg in South Africa on June 8, 2018. The conference was part of a 3-day commemoration of the historic incident 125 years ago when on June 7, 1893, Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, a young lawyer then, was thrown off a train compartment reserved for whites only. Delegates from a ..

The biopic “The Making of Mahatma” screened in South Africa to commemorate 125th year of Mahatma Gandhi’s Satyagraha

On June 6, the screening of the biopic ‘Making of the Mahatma’ in Pietermaritzburg marked the opening of a three-day series of events to commemorate the historic incident 125 years ago when Mahatma Gandhi was evicted from a train because the compartment he was in was reserved for whites only. On the night of June ..

Prohibition of Social Boycott Act

Maharashtra became the first state in India to bring a law making social boycott a crime. Under the Act, social boycott is a punishable criminal offence, which includes a fine of up to Rs 1 lakh and imprisonment of up to three years or both. Maharashtra’s new law prohibiting the social boycott of individuals, families ..

The 2018 Pravasi Bharatiya Divas (PBD) celebrated

The Pravasi Bharatiya Divas (PBD) is celebrated every year on January 9 to mark the contribution of Overseas Indian community in the development of India. The day was chosen to commemorate the return of Mahatma Gandhi from South Africa to India in 1915, which led India’s freedom struggle and changed the lives of Indians forever.

Freedom Fighter Saraswati Tripathy passes away

Saraswati Tripathy (89), the prominent Gandhian and freedom fighter, has passed away in Jajapur district of Odisha on November 30, 2017. She was the wife of late freedom fighter Brundaban Tripathy. She had met Mahatma Gandhi at Beraboi Ashram in Puri district and joined the freedom struggle. She was supervising the activities at Thakar Bapa ..