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November 2013 Blog Posts (18)

Mahatma Gandhi's teachings relevant in modern society: Bali's governor

Mahatma Gandhi's teachings relevant in modern society: Bali's governor

Mahatma Gandhi is like a candle as he enlightened the world and scarified his own life, the Governor of Bali has…

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Added by Bombay Sarvodaya Mandal on November 30, 2013 at 9:02am — No Comments

Gandhiji’s Visits to the erstwhile South Kanara - 3

Harijan Tour (1934)
 
[This was Gandhiji’s third and the last visit to Mangalore. And was the first and the last visit to Sullia, Puttur, Bantwal, Mulki, Udupi and Kundapur]
 
        Gandhi set out on a nine month long ‘Harijan Tour’ in the year 1933-34, to promote the cause of the untouchables. He covered more than 12500 miles, and connected with the people of the…
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Added by VINITH RAO on November 29, 2013 at 5:30am — No Comments

Gandhiji’s Visits to the erstwhile South Kanara - 2 (Second Visit: 1927)

Mahatma Gandhi’s Second Visit (1927) : “Khadi Prachar Tour”
 
      Gandhiji visited Mangalore for the second time by train as a part of his Kadhi Prachar Tour. He addressed a public gathering in Mangalore on October 26, 1927. During his visit in 1927, Gandhi unveiled a portrait of Lokmanya Balgangadhar Tilak in the Bhuvanendra hall of Canara School, Mangalore. In his public speech he stressed upon the importance of charaka and…
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Added by VINITH RAO on November 28, 2013 at 6:49am — 1 Comment

GUTS AND GRIT OF SARDAR PATEL GAVE SHAPE TO POST-PARTITON INDIA

Contemporary Indian history cannot complete without a mention of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, his work and vision. He was a fearless leader, deft organizer, great freedom fighter, administrator, statesman and a visionary. His role in nation-building remains extraordinary till date and will remain so for all times to come. Sardar Patel’s sharp political acumen enabled him to accomplish the impossible and he worked tirelessly for his motherland till his last breath.               

Sardar…

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Added by Dr. Ravindra Kumar on November 25, 2013 at 2:25pm — No Comments

Students and Mahatma Gandhi

Students and Mahatma Gandhi

 

Question: Students’ strike – right or wrong?

Mahatma Gandhi’s answer: Whilst have pleaded for the removal of restrictions on the speech and movements of students, I am not able to support political strikes or demonstrations. Students should have the greatest freedom of expression and of opinion. They may openly…

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Added by Balamurali Balaji on November 25, 2013 at 10:00am — No Comments

Quality Assurance in Education and Research

The topic, Quality Assurance in Education and Research, comprising of four words, is quite important and it is one of the vital subjects being discussed extensively these days all over the world. Why so? Before knowing and analyzing this, it would be appropriate to get familiarized with the meaning of and the spirit behind the four words that make for this heading.

Education: A lifelong process, purpose of which is to realize what already exists within; to develop…

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Added by Dr. Ravindra Kumar on November 24, 2013 at 10:42am — No Comments

Prayas: Social Work in Criminal Justice Contact: prayas_1990@rediffmail.com, prayas.rnd@gmail.com

Prayas:  Social Work in Criminal Justice

prayas_1990@rediffmail.com,…

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Added by Prof. Vibhuti Patel on November 24, 2013 at 10:00am — No Comments

New Book Published: Gandhiji's Hind Swaraj

Gandhi's Hind Swaraj…

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Added by Bombay Sarvodaya Mandal on November 23, 2013 at 7:46am — No Comments

Mahatma Gandhi – Poverty and Simplicity

Mahatma Gandhi – Poverty and Simplicity

 

There is a proverb in India that reads “Even at times of poverty, one shall not lose integrity and honesty”. The life of Mahatma Gandhi depicted the true spirit of this saying and stands as a strong exemplar for the poorest of the poor to lead a modest life. Even in the days of oppression and subjugation, he voluntarily led a simple life and preached the millions of people…

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Added by Balamurali Balaji on November 17, 2013 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Graphic novel on Mahatma Gandhi launched

Graphic novel on Mahatma Gandhi launched

The life and times of Mahatma Gandhi is now out in a vividly detailed and interesting new graphic novel. …

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Added by Bombay Sarvodaya Mandal on November 15, 2013 at 10:24am — 2 Comments

Poem: Mahatma – Swaraj

Mahatma – Swaraj



Mahatma Gandhi Mahatma….

Mahatma Gandhi Mahatma…!

Shone on this Earth

Abstaining all the lushly wreath

Mahatma Gandhi Mahatma…!

A Guru for the service of nation

A Guru for life’s spiritual portion

Served the world with the light of perfection.

Ignoring the verve of worldly pleasure

Bequeathed us with our own treasure

Aaa…Aaa... Swaraj! Swaraj!…

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Added by Balamurali Balaji on November 14, 2013 at 3:31pm — No Comments

Peace Education: A View

Peace [Shanti in Sanskrit] –a word signifying the state of harmony in a holistic perspective, calls for peak of human dynamics and proactive co-operation of all fellow-beings. Bliss, calmness, serenity and tranquility are the words synonymous to it.       

 Thomas Stearns Eliot [1934-65] –a US born eminent English lyricist, social critic, Nobel laureate [1948] and composer of famous poem, The West Land, wonderfully opines that Shanti is the state to accord understanding…

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Added by Dr. Ravindra Kumar on November 12, 2013 at 2:47pm — 2 Comments

Gandhi Journal Article - III

Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, Martin Luther King, Jr., and the Liberation of Self and Society

By Sudarshan Kapur…

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Added by Bombay Sarvodaya Mandal on November 9, 2013 at 10:45am — No Comments

Gandhi Journal Article - II

In the Field and in the Academy: An Outsider's Observations

By Thomas Weber…

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Added by Bombay Sarvodaya Mandal on November 9, 2013 at 10:28am — No Comments

Gandhi Journal Article - I

Bapu's idea: All individual rights flow from one's duties…

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Added by Bombay Sarvodaya Mandal on November 9, 2013 at 10:25am — No Comments

PRICELESS GANDHIJI’S CHARKHA AND LAST WILL ARE NOW PRICED

 

 

                       PRICELESS GANDHIJI’S CHARKHA AND  LAST WILL ARE  NOW PRICED

 

Indian media are reporting without regret that Gandhiji’s charkha has been sold in an auction in London for 1,10,000 pounds  and   Gandhiji’s last will  has also  been sold for 20,000 pounds  in the auction.

 

It is sad  and distressing that there was no report of any protest by  any  political party in India about Gandhiji’s priceless charkha  and last will…

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Added by N.S.Venkataraman on November 6, 2013 at 3:48pm — No Comments

Living with Differences – Some samples from the life of Gandhi

Living with Differences – Some samples from the life of Gandhi

Vegetarianism

When he was in London, his close friend thought that if Gandhi persisted in his objections to meat-eating, he would remain a duffer, and never felt at home in English society. He was afraid lest that would muddle his head, fritter his life away in experiments, forgetting his own work, and become a crank.

 

The friend had planned to take him to a restaurant evidently…

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Added by Balamurali Balaji on November 5, 2013 at 9:32am — No Comments

A daily’s bold move against bribery!

A daily’s bold move against bribery!

One regional daily newspaper in the state of Tamilnadu, “Dinamalar” has come up with a new section on every Monday in its portal, (http://www.dinamalar.com/bribe.asp) that calls for registration of Government employees to openly declare a pledge of “I love my country. To perform my duties, I shall never receive bribe!” Those employees and officers interested to set…

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Added by Balamurali Balaji on November 3, 2013 at 4:30am — No Comments

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