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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 ..

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Under Narendra Modi committee constituted by Union Government to spread Mahatma Gandhi’s legacy among people

The Union Government has set up an executive committee, under the chairmanship of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to spread Mahatma Gandhi’s legacy among the people at the national and international level. The committee comprises, senior cabinet ministers, the leader of opposition in the Rajya Sabha, renowned Gandhians, social activists and noted public figures. The panel ..

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Bihar celebrates its 106th foundation day

Bihar has celebrated its 106th foundation day on March 22, 2018. A number of programmes have been organized throughout the state on the occasion. Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu inaugurated a 3-day Bihar Diwas celebrations in Patna and also released 4 books- ‘Ek Tha Mohan’, ‘Bapu Ki Chiththi’, ‘Champaran Ki Kahani’ and ‘Neel Ke Dhabbe’ ..

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President visits Phoenix Settlement, Durban

During her recent visit to South Africa, President Pratibha Patil visited the Phoenix Settlement. Phoenix Settlement: Founded by Mahatma Gandhi in 1904 on the north-western edge of Durban, South Africa to experiment with Satyagraha, Sarvodaya and Ahimsa (non-violence). It was here Gandhiji first used 3 principles to champion the cause of mine and sugarcane workers, ..

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Gandhian Ela Bhatt awarded Indira Gandhi Peace Prize, 2011

Noted Gandhian and social worker Ela Bhatt awarded the Indira Gandhi Prize for Peace, Disarmament and Development for 2011. Ms Bhatt was selected by an International Jury chaired by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh. A labour lawyer by training and inspired by Mahatma Gandhi, Ms Bhatt founded the Self-Employed Women Association (SEWA) in 1972 and the ..

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