Satyagraha Current Affairs, GK & News

Salt March

March 12th, 2020 marks 90 years since the start of the Salt March by Mahatma Gandhi in 1930 in protest against the British Salt Tax. British Salt Tax After the declaration of Poorna Swaraj in 1930, the National Movement leaders had decided to adopt civil disobedience as a tool of protest. Mahatma Gandhi chose to ..


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 ..


Haryana government to give lifetime monthly pensions to ‘Hindi Satyagrahis’

The Haryana government has recently announced lifetime monthly pension of Rs 10,000 for ‘Hindi Satyagrahis’ and those from the state who were jailed during the Emergency. For this, the state government has identified 194 ‘Satyagrahis’ who were imprisoned during the ‘Hindi Satyagraha’ launched by the Punjab Arya Pratinidhi Sabha in 1957 to promote the language. ..


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, ..