Posts Tagged ‘Mahatma Gandhi’

Social activist Anna Hazare today urged farmers to launch a “do-or-die” stir for their rights on the lines of Mahatma Gandhi’s agitation against the British.

Blaming the Centre and the states for neglecting farmers, he said the community would not be heard unless it raised its voice.

“Gandhiji had given the ‘do-or-die’ slogan to oust the British rulers and lakhs came to the streets. Now the time has come for the farmers to launch a similar ‘do-or-die’ agitation to ensure that their rights are protected,” Hazare said while addressing the “Jai Kisan Samabesh” held here, about 90 km from the state capital of Bhubaneswar.

New Delhi:  Mahatma Gandhi University, Kerala, has released the  results of semester examinations for various courses for regular, improvement and reappearance candidates. The result is available on the official website of the University (www.mgu.ac.in).  Candidates would need their respective PRN to access their result. The exams were conducted in November 2017 for 2016 regular admission students and for 2013 to 2015 admission students in the reappearance category under CBCS UG streams. 

How to check MGU B.Sc. Exma Result 2017?

New Delhi:  Mahatma Gandhi University, Kerala, has released the  results of semester examinations for various courses for regular, improvement and reappearance candidates. The result is available on the official website of the University (www.mgu.ac.in).  Candidates would need their respective PRN to access their result. The exams were conducted in November 2017 for 2016 regular admission students and for 2013 to 2015 admission students in the reappearance category under CBCS UG streams. 

How to check MGU B.Sc. Exma Result 2017?

Modern India warms to Mahatma Gandhi’s spartan retreat

Posted: 18th November 2017 by freedom in India
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AHMEDABAD, India — Peering inside the cottages at Mahatma Gandhi’s retreat on the banks of the Sabarmati River, visitors find spartan spaces with only the most essential furniture — a cot, perhaps, or a desk. Material possessions mattered little to the pacifist Indian independence leader.

The cottages, made of brick and wood, served as residences, meditation centers, conference halls and dining rooms for Gandhi and his followers. But there is very little to suggest that this was the epicenter of India’s freedom movement for nearly 30 years.

Haryana Minister Anil Vij has sparked off a controversy by attacking Mahatma Gandhi yet again, calling the song ‘Sabarmati ke sant’ an insult to freedom fighters.

‘De di hamein aazaadi bina khadag bina dhal, Sabarmati ke sant tune kar diya kamaal’ is a patriotic song by Asha Bhonsle from 1954 film Jagriti.

Vij has been known to issue controversial statements even earlier. In January this year, the Haryana Minister said that the rupee had become weaker due to Mahatma Gandhi’s image on the notes.

The Madras High Court on Monday slapped a cost of Rs 10,000 on a litigant who filed a case against the use of honorific affix  ‘Mahatma’ (great soul) before the name Gandhi in currency notes, coins and postal stamps.

After the judges found no merit in the case, Justice M Sundar rejected the claim on the ground that the petitioner’s claim of ‘Mahatma’ infringed Articles 14 (the State shall not deny to any person equality before that law or equal protection of laws) and 18 (no title, not being a military or of an academic distinction, shall be conferred by the State and citizens) of the Constitution.

New Delhi:  Two Delhi MLAs today tied a protective mask on the statue of Mahatma Gandhi here, registering their protest against the Delhi government’s “nonutilisation” of environment fund to combat air pollution.

Manjinder Singh Sirsa and Kapil Mishra, before being stopped and detained by the police, managed to put on one mask on the statue of Gandhi and another on that of a statute at Gyarah Murti sculpture near Mother Teresa Crescent on Saradar Patel Marg.

The legislators were later released by the police.

Global dignitaries in Gandhi sesquicentennial committee

Posted: 15th November 2017 by freedom in India
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Former UN secretaries-general Kofi Annan and Ban-Ki-Moon and ex-US vice-president Al Gore are among members in a committee that will suggest how India should commemorate the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, nationwide and internationally.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi added 11 foreign dignitaries to the national committee he heads for commemoration of 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi set up last month, which includes 150 Indians.

Gandhi’s international prominence may have prompted the government to take such a measure. The UN General Assembly had in 2007 declared Gandhi’s birth anniversary as the International Day of Non-Violence.

New Delhi:  Narayan Dattatraya Apte was hanged for the murder of Mahatma Gandhi along with the main assassin, Nathuram Godse, on November 15, 1949.

Today, 68 years after that event, a petition in the Supreme Court claims that the identity of Apte remains mired in doubt and seeks reopening of the investigation into Mahatma Gandhi’s assassination.

Justice JL Kapur Commission of Inquiry, set up in 1966 to unearth the entire conspiracy, had reported Apte to have been in the Indian Air Force.

“We today have not learned about anger. We think it’s bad. But anger is gift, not something we need to be ashamed about … what we should be ashamed of is how we abuse it.”

The man who gave that advice to an auditorium of Winnetka school students Monday went on clarify what he meant by it. Anger can be a force for good, Arun Gandhi said, when people channel that energy into positive change. Take your anger over anything, and use it to solve the problem that made you angry, he told students from The Skokie School and Carleton Washburne School.