Thursday, September 10, 2009


Gandhigiri:- The Growing Trend
Welcome to a very new concept : Gandhigiri

Idea behind promoting Gandhigiri - Is to promote non-violence which was the weapon used by Gandhiji to fight against Britishers to attain freedom.

Thought - "To fight evil it is not necessary to use force and violence but to tackle the situation through right means".

As long as you derive inner help and comfort from anything, keep it.
Mahatma Gandhi

About Mahatma Gandhi -

October 2, 1869 saw the birth of a famous Indian personality, lovingly called, the Father of the Nation. Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi was born to the Diwan of Porbandar, in the state of Kathewar in Gujarat. His mother, Putlibai, was a very religious lady and brought up her son with stories from the scriptures and mythology. Little Gandhi grew up to be an honest, upright student.

At the tender age of 13 he was married to a beautiful damsel named Kasturba. At 19, much to his mother's chagrin, he was sent to England to study law. He promised his mother that he would keep away from wine, women and non-vegetarianism - and he managed to stick to his word.

Swadeshi Movement -

In 1914, Gandhiji returned to India and established the Satyagraha Ashram near Ahmedabad. Inspired by G.K.Gokhale and Lokmanya Tilak, Gandhiji toured the country listening to the woes of the common man. Gandhiji was touched by the plight of his countrymen and so entered the political arena.

He launched 3 significant movements with one goal - freedom from the British rule. The first one was the Non-Cooperation Movement, the objective of which was 'the attainment of swaraj by peaceful and legitimate means'. The method was to boycott foreign goods and official durbars, British courts and schools, give up honours and titles and go back to the use of swadeshi goods.

The second was the Civil Disobedience Movement. Launched on April 6, 1930, it began with the historic Dandi March or the 'Salt Satyagraha'. In order to oppose the British Salt Law, Gandhiji marched to Dandi along with his followers to make their own salt.

Quit India -

The third one was the Quit India Movement of 1942, which resulted in the 'Quit India' resolution on August 8, 1942 urging the British to leave India. Finally India gained independence on 15th August 1947. Thanks to the efforts of Gandhiji.

On January 30, 1948, the Mahatma was shot dead by a misguided communalist. As Pandit Nehru put it, 'the light has gone out of our lives and there is darkness everywhere'.


Anonymous said...

waise aapki gandhi giri jhakas hein bhai

Anonymous said...

yar ye concept kaha se layi agar khud se likhi hein ti WAH WAH WAH

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