Saturday, March 30, 2013



Chinese Education

The peaceful ambience and the simplicity of the architecture echoed the philosophy of Mahatma Gandhi. After all, this was the modest house in which he lived with wife Kasturba in 1904 in the Phoenix settlement of Inanda in South Africa.
Located far from the touristy hubs of Durban, ‘Sarvodaya’ is today a museum that showcases the important role Gandhiji played in promoting justice, peace and equality through moral values like truth and nonviolence.
Arriving in South Africa in 1893 as a 24-year-old barrister, he went on to lead the Indian freedom struggle on the unprecedented path of ahimsa or non-violence, capturing the imagination of the world, and revered for posterity as the Father of the Nation.


Thought For The Day ( INDEPENDENT )

Mahatma Gandhi Quotes on Independent

Saturday, March 16, 2013

About 2 crores poor shelterless families will get home and land

Government readies Bill to provide roofs to homeless
About 2 crores poor shelterless families will get home and land
 The draft of the National Right to Homestead Bill, 2013, prepared by the Rural Development ministry, is almost ready for inter-ministerial consultation. 
According to the government, the poorest and most vulnerable among the rural families are those who are landless and shelter less and millions of rural household have no house of their own.
Through its various judgments, the Supreme Court has also said that the issue of a roof over one's head needs to be seen as a basic human right, and a fundamental right that guarantees dignity to an individual.
The government hopes that a homestead of 10 cents area provided to a poor shelter less family shall help in enabling the family build a shelter and take up supplementary livelihood activities such as backyard poultry, goat-rearing, horticulture and vegetable cultivation.
It also feels that a law to guarantee minimum space to build the house and carryout supplementary livelihood activities is imperative and such a law also is in pursuance of the constitutional mandate to endeavour to eliminate inequalities in status.

Thought For The Day ( SWADESHI )

Mahatma Gandhi Quotes on Swadeshi

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

8th International Youth Peace Festival (IYPF-2013)

8th International Youth Peace Festival (IYPF-2013)

“Promoting Volunteering to Break the Barriers & Bridge the Gaps”
Inviting Young Change Makers…
To mobilizing YOUTH to unite the WORLD,
YUVSATTA is organising
8th International Youth Peace Festival
from September 27 - October 2, 2013
at Peace-city, Chandigarh, India


Click here for more details

8th International Youth Peace Festival 2013

Thought For The Day ( RELIGION )

Mahatma Gandhi Quotes on Religion

Saturday, March 9, 2013

Gandhi Journal Article - III

Hind Swaraj : A Fresh Look

By Jai Narain Sharma

In Hind Swaraj Gandhi does not provide a rigorous social analysis from which his political conclusions could be logically derived. His was a moral response to what he perceived as the evils of modern civilization. A fresh look at Hind Swaraj can, then, frustrate a mere intellectual approach that seeks either to lay bare the structure of Gandhian Thought as a means to reducing Gandhi to a formulae or to sharpen one's understanding of the forces that have created or sustained modern civilization in its present form. The sensibility underlying Hind Swaraj has its roots not in the intellectual but in the moral. As such, what is thus essentially a moral sensibility cannot be fully grasped by intellectual effort alone. No doubt, intellectual effort is necessary; but this intellectual effort will bear fruit only after it has been touched with the transforming illumination of moral sensibility.

Thought For The Day ( LOVE )

Mahatma Gandhi Quotes on Love

Thursday, March 7, 2013

Gandhi Journal Article - II

Let us read Gandhiji again...

By S C Jaini

Gandhiji was born in 1869 in Porbander, in a small principality of kathaiwar being governed by an Indian prince. His father was the Diwan in the court. The family was well provided for and had a comfortable living, in the given surroundings. His mother Putlibai, was a devout lady and had tremendous influence on the mind of young Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi. Like most homes, religion was taught early in life and the house open to holy men of all religions, who would be frequent guests of the house. Religious rituals including periodic fasts were part of the household culture. The elders of the household were held in high esteem and would be obeyed as a rule. The oldest brother of young Mohandas was responsible for his proper grooming and education, including the decision to go to England for his studies in Law. In school Mohandas was an average student with no spark of brilliance and did his work as any average student of his age. However one particular quality that set him apart from the others was his personal integrity. During one of the inspection by the Inspector of schools, the teacher prompted him to copy from the fellow student, to correct his mistake. Mohandas did not do as directed and was later reprimanded for his foolishness. Gandhiji records, that despite the fact that he did not approve of the cheating, his respect for his teacher remained undiminished.

Thought For The Day ( GOOD )

Mahatma Gandhi Quotes on Good

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Gandhi Journal Article - I

Relevance of Mahatma Gandhiji's Ideology in the Context of Indian Democracy

By Dr. Shubhangi Rathi

India follows the democratic type of Government. India is a big country and hence needs to be governed in a proper and an effective way. Mahatma Gandhi’s imagination of the democracy -fully encircled with non-violence exists in no nation of the world as up to now. His ideal is a stateless democracy, in which there is a federation of satyagrahi village communities, functioning on the basis of voluntary cooperation and dignified and peaceful co-existence are relevance in the context of Indian democracy. In the present day democracy, there is a great deal of centralization and inequality. Gandhian concept of Self Rule means Swaraj is real democracy, where people’s power rests in the individuals and each one realizes that he or she is the real master of one’s self. These issues are still relevant to what free India is and represent. The main cause of worry today is intolerance and hatred leading to violence and it is here the values of Gandhi need to be adhered to with more passion discussed in this paper. He is relevant not yesterday or today but forever.

Thought For The Day ( MANKIND )

Mahatma Gandhi Quotes on Mankind