Mahatma Gandhi & South Africa

Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi (pronounced: ; 2 October 1869 – 30 January 1948) was the preeminent leader of Indian Nationalism in British ruled India. South Africa, officially the Republic of South Africa, is a country located at the southern tip of Africa. 5.0/5

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'Mahatma Gandhi went to South Africa in 1993' Yes Nelson Mandela gave him grand welcome
Mahatma Gandhi was documented to be a racist. While he was in South Africa,he hated the Black South Africans.
Mahatma Gandhi founded 3 football clubs in South Africa . -via
Modi: 'South Africa converted Mohandas into Mahatma'. Thank God!! After 2 years he learnt name of Mahatma Gandhi was Mohandas…
The close link between South Africa and Mahatma Gandhi, highlighted by PM in his speech.
All Test series between India & South Africa will be played for the “Freedom Trophy”, dedicated to Mahatma Gandhi & Nelson Ma…
Zenobia Sharmais the granddaughter of Ibrahim Aswat, Mahatma Gandhi's comrade in South Africa. They were married as per Arya Samaj rights.
Mahatma Gandhi, Kasturba and son at Verulum, South Africa in 1913.
From Cecil Rhodes to Mahatma Gandhi: why is South Africa tearing its statues down? By
Live pic of DJ party hosted by Mahatma Gandhi as against South Africa by 130 runs
Mahatma Gandhi had returned to India from South Africa on January 9, 1915. The year 2015 marks the centenary of Gandhi’s return to India hence Bihar Tourism ...
Prime Minister Narendra Modi released Commemorative Postage Stamp to mark 100 Years of Mahatma Gandhi’s Return from South Africa to India.
On this day, 100 years ago, Mahatma Gandhi returned back from South Africa to steer India towards its destiny.
Trinidad born Henry Sylvester Williams (1869 - 1911) and Mahatma Gandhi were the first non-whites to be allowed to practice law in South Africa. They right to practice was granted only after a failed contestation and litigation by the Cape Law Society
Happy Pravasi Day to All...100 Years Back, Mahatma Gandhi returned from South Africa to India
All you need to know about 13th Pravasi Bharatiya Divas Pravasi Bharatiya Divas (PBD) is celebrated every year on January 9. The three-day event of 13th PBD organized at Mahatma Mandir in Gandhinagar, Gujarat was inaugurated on 7th jan 2015. The event is also known as ‘Non-Resident Indian Day’ as it marked the return of Mahatma Gandhi from South Africa in the year 1915 on the same day i.e. January 9. The programme also acknowledges the contribution of Indians living abroad in the development of the country. The PBD is organised by Ministry of Overseas Indian Affairs and is supported by Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI), Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) and Ministry of Development of North Eastern Region of India. The Pravasi Bharatiya Divas programme serves as a platform for the Indians to share their valuable experiences in various fields. Moreover, individuals who have achieved excellence in their respective fields are also honoured during the programme with the pr ...
PIL filed in SC seeking dual citizenship for NRIs A Public Interest Litigation (PIL) seeking dual citizenship for overseas Indians was filed in the Supreme Court on Tuesday to mark the 100th anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi's return to India from South Africa. The over 25-million-strong Indian Diaspora comprises Non-Resident Indians (NRIs) and People of Indian Origin (PIOs) living in 192 countries across the globe. While the NRIs retain their Indian passports and enjoy most of the rights that resident Indians enjoy, the PIOs do not enjoy such rights because they have acquired citizenship of the countries they live in. The PIOs who acquire Overseas Citizen of India (OIC) cards currently enjoy only some rights. The writ petition, filed by New Delhi-based senior journalist S Venkat Narayan, seeks to challenge the provisions of the Citizenship Act 1955 as amended by the Citizenship Amendment Act 2004, which deny the right to representation by means of a voting right to those who are granted the OCI status as con ...
Mahatma Gandhi returned to India from South Africa on 9th Jan1915. We are commemorating 100 years of Gandhiji's return to…
Migration in the heart of our humanity: Defending our Freedom and Re-thinking Mobility, Development and Globalization Migration au coeur de notre humanité : défendons notre liberté et repensons la mobilité, le développement et la mondialisation Migración en el corazón de nuestra humanidad: defendemos nuestra libertad y repensamos la movilidad, el desarrollo y la globalización Constitution Hill Johannesburg, South Africa 5 – 8 December 2014 Final Declaration 1 We, representatives of 186 social movements, non-governmental organizations, Associations of migrants, trade unions, refugees, asylum seekers, displaced persons, activists and academics from 57 countries of Africa, Arab Countries, Asia, Europe, The Americas, and Australia met in South Africa, for the 6th World Social Forum on Migration (WSFM) from 5th to 8th of December 2014. 1/ We recognize the importance of the organization of this Forum in Africa for the first time, a continent that has been particularly affected by forced migration, une ...
South African Tourism has launched a Mahatma Gandhi inspired tourist attractions in Johannesburg The Gandhi Inspired tourist attractions identifies a number of places that were seminal in Gandhi’s life in South Africa. Identifying these places enables people from all over the world to come and walk in his footsteps, and experience the places where Gandhi made history in South Africa. South African Tourism has included 13 attractions accessible to tourists and to the global travel trade who sell South Africa packages. Hanneli Slabber, country manager, South African Tourism– India, said, "We believe the attractions will be very informative to both South African and international visitors and will resonate particularly with those who wish to learn more about Gandhi's South African experience. This will not only tells its own compelling story, but can also be integrated into a wider visitor experience by highlighting places where Gandhi created history – Constitution Hill and Johannesburg's Old Fort Pr ...
Few thing that many did not know of Mahatma Gandhi.. 1. His Nickname at school was Moniya 2. He was Time Magazine's Man of the Year in 1930 3. He was only 13 years old when he married Kasturba who was 14 at the time 4. While studying in England, he learnt to dance and play the violin, But he later gave it up for a simple lifestyle 5. He spoke English with an Irish accent, Because one of his first teachers was an Irishman. 6. During his time in South Africa, he earned as much as USD 15,000 a year, which in today's valuation is Rs 9.25 lakhs per annum. 7. He wrote his autobiography in Gujarati, It was later translated to English by his assistant. 8. He was born on a Friday and died on a Friday. India also received Independence on a Friday. 9. Gandhiji had very bad handwriting And it bothered him a lot! 10. His birthday – October 2 – is recognized as the International Day of Non-Violence by the United Nations 11. He was nominated 5 times for the Nobel Peace Prize. It is widely believed that he was going ...
Nonviolent Action: The Force of the Soul Rene Wadlow 2 October is the UN General Assembly-designated Day of Nonviolence chosen as 2 October is the Birth Anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi. Mahatma Gandhi, shortly after finishing his legal studies in England, went to South Africa and began working with Indian laborers, victims of discrimination. He looked for a term understandable to a largely English-speaking population to explain his efforts. “Passive resistance” was the most widely used term and had been used by Leo Tolstoy and others. However, Gandhi found the word “passive” misleading. There did exist a Hindu term ahinsa − a meaning non and hinsa, violence. The term was basically unknown among White South Africans, largely uninterested in Indian philosophical thought. Gandhi wrote to a friend from his legal studies days in England, Edward Maitland. Maitland and Anna Kingsford were the leaders of the Esoteric Christian Union and the leaders of the London Lodge of the Theosophical Society. Ma ...
South African Gandhian Nelson Mandela Feature : Mandela Day Dr. P.J. Sudhakar* Nelson Mandela, a true Gandhian adopted democratic methods for achieving Human Rights, freedom and emancipation of Blacks from the South African apartheid regime. As a leader, Nelson Mandela can be compared to radical reformers like Mahatma Gandhi, Garibaldi of Italy and Lenin of Soviet Union who waged life-long struggles for freedom and human dignity. He led the struggle against apartheid- the inhuman practice of racial discrimination followed by rulers in South Africa. Mandela’s relentless crusade fructified in getting equal rights for Black people who were denied the basic rights to equality, freedom, human dignity and right to life. Nelson Mandela spent 27 years of his life in the prisons of oppressive white rulers. Eventually, the Pretoria government had to release him in the autumn of 1990. The Indian Government honored Mandela with Nehru Peace Prize in 1980 and the highest civilian award Bharat Ratna conferred on him i ...
Dr. Arun Gandhi, grandson of Mahatma Gandhi and founder of the M.K. Gandhi Institute for Non-violence, in his June 9 lecture at the University of Puerto Rico , shared the following story as an example of "non-violence in parenting": "I was 16 years old and living with my parents at the institute my grandfather had founded 18 miles outside of Durban , South Africa , in the middle of the sugar plantations. We were deep in the country and had no neighbors, so my two sisters and I would always look forward to going to town to visit friends or go to the movies. One day, my father asked me to drive him to town for an all-day conference, and I jumped at the chance. Since I was going to town, my mother gave me a list of groceries she needed and, since I had all day in town, my father ask me to take care of several pending chores, such as getting the car serviced. When I dropped my father off that morning, he said, ' I will meet you here at 5:00 p.m., and we will go home together. ' After hurriedly completing my c ...
Embassy of India Riyadh Pravasi Bharatiya Divas (PBD) 2015 The Government of India has decided to hold the next Pravasi Bharatiya Divas 2015 (PBD – 2015) at Mahatma Mandir, Gandhinagar, Gujarat in January 2015. The efforts would be to have more meaningful and interactive sessions that would address the issues and concerns of the overseas Indian community effectively. Since 2015 marks the hundredth anniversary of the return of the greatest 'Pravasi' of all, Mahatma Gandhi from South Africa, it is desired that PBD-2015 would be celebrated in a grand way. Details of final programme will be intimated in due course. *
Current Affairs 12-JUNE-2014: - World Day Against Child Labour was observed across the world on 12 June 2014. ATOMEXPO-2014 Nuclear Energy Forum was held in Moscow from 9 to 11 June 2014. Vishal Sikka on 11 June 2014 was appointed as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Infosys. Britain on 10 June 2014 published the world's first Modern Slavery Bill. Regional Rapid Transit System (RRTS) project was in news due to its approval by the Delhi’s Lt. Governor Najeeb Jung on 11 June 2014. Canara Bank on 10 June 2014 opened its seventh overseas branch in New York, USA. Other six overseas branches are in London, Leicester (UK), Hong Kong, Shanghai, Bahrain and Johannesburg. Its representative office is at Sharjah and a Joint Venture is in Moscow. Madhya Pradesh Government on 10 June 2014 announced that it will donate one crore rupees for restoration of Tolstoy Farm in South Africa, the place where Mahatma Gandhi first began his Satyagraha. The three day Leh Festival began in Leh region of Jammu & Kashmir on 12 June ...
‘Arc of the Moral Universe’ is a story set in an aeroplane travelling from Johannesburg to Cape Town. A debate ensued among the passengers concerning a murder trial, which was threatening to inflame racial tension in South Africa. The debate provoked the main character, Johan Boshoff, to tell his own story. Johan’s story uses a rare blend of historical and philosophical fiction to provide answers to questions that border on racial and religious intolerance. Biography Kennedy Ifeh is a student of truth. His works delve into the essential interpretation of the ethical and metaphysical teachings of Jesus Christ, and its unity with other faiths. To him, writing is an article of faith, an expression of sacrament with God. The central philosophical theme of his fiction explores perspectives in the three aspects of human existence; spiritual, economic and socio-political constituents of existence. This approach is rooted in the ideas of his most cherished influences, Mahatma Gandhi, Leo Tolstoy and Pierre- ...
Published by The Guardian on March 27, 2014 The Gandhi in Jonathan By Chuks Akamadu “It was in South Africa that this diffident youth, in experienced and unaided, came into clash with forces that obliged him to tap his hidden reserves of moral strength and turn humiliation and disaster into a creative spiritual experience.” - Krishna Kripalani In a biographical work titled “Gandhi: A Life”, Krishna Kripalani had sought to put in perspective the abrupt metamorphosis of Gandhi into a phenomenon that shaped his generation in ways that no mortal of Indian descent before him had done. Rarest Gandhi! Born on October 2, 1869, Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi (simply known as Mahatma Gandhi) had been compelled by the prevalent socio-economic conditions of his time to sail to Southampton on September 4, 1888 in search of both the Golden Fleece and greener pastures – with the latter enjoying primacy. He had returned to India on the completion of his studies in England. After a brief and dreary law practice at h ...
The time has come to start our dream school – the Bahrain Indian School with management and administrative guidance from Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, India. Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan is an educational trust in India established in 1936 by Kulapathi Dr K M Munshi with the blessing of Mahatma Gandhi. With more than 400 educational institutions in India, it has expanded its global presence with institutions in the US, the UK, Australia, South Africa, Portugal, Kuwait, the UAE, Qatar, Oman and now in Bahrain. This is the seventh school under its guidance in the GCC. Apart from schools, Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan also has the training wing BIERAT with programmes for school management, teachers and parents. BIERAT is the only training centre in the GCC recognised by the CBSE for training teachers from all CBSE schools in the Gulf. There is a proper time for all good beginnings and we can only dream of all we want to achieve. Bahrain and India share a friendship and understanding that is centuries old, with a lot of cultu ...
1st feb 1 Ela Gandhi, the granddaughter of Mahatma Gandhi was honoured with Amadelkufa in South Africa. She was honoured for her lifetime contribution to the freedom struggle of South Africa. Amdelkufa in Zulu language means Sacrifice. 2 Dhruva-3 was inaugurated by Avinash Chander, DG DRDO and Scientific Adviser to the Defence Minister at Advanced Numerical Research and Analysis Group (ANURAG) in Hyderabad. Dhruva-3 an indigenous High Performance Computing System was designed to solve critical Defence Research and Development applications by Defence Research Development Organisation (DRDO). 3 Dairy major Amul has launched India’s first milk ATM which will sell milk through “Any Time Milk” vending machines. The 24×7 ATM has been installed at the Amul Dairy gate at Anand in Gujarat. 4India overtook Japan to become the third largest crude oil importer in the World. As per the data released by Reuters, India imported 3.86 million barrels-per-day of crude oil in the year 2013. Recently, China had overta ...
TIMES OF INDIA NEWS 14/02/2013 MUMBAI: A story the Memons love to tell concerns the making of Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi into Mahatma Gandhi. When a Durban (South Africa) based Memon firm, Dada Abdullah and Co, landed in disputes, they sought the services of a London- educated, fellow Gujarati lawyer. Next, Gandhi left the backwaters of Porbandar, landed in Durban and once, in connection with a case of his employer Abdullah Karim Hajee Adam, travelled to Pretoria on a train. He was thrown out of a first-class carriage at Pietermaritzburg railway station because of his colour. The rest is history. As some senior members of the World Memon Organisation (WMO)-an umbrella body of nearly 18 lakh worldwide Memon community-meet in Mumbai on Friday to debate and decide how to strengthen its India chapter, it seems apt to talk about the Memons, the most prosperous among the Muslims. Basically, a prosperous mercantile community, the Memons have flourished but also contributed immensely to Mumbai. Saboo Siddique Pol ...
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CHARLES FREER ANDREWS PRIEST AND “FRIEND OF THE POOR” IN INDIA, 1940. Charles Freer Andrews (1871 – 1940) was an English priest, educator and Indian freedom fighter who is best known as an associate of Mahatma Gandhi. Andrews greatly admired the philosophy of the young Mohandas Gandhi and was instrumental in convincing him to return to India from South Africa, where Gandhi was a leading light in the Indian civil rights struggle there. He was affectionately known as Christ's Faithful Apostle, and also, for his contributions to the Indian Independence Movement the Mahatma and his students at St. Stephen's College, Delhi named him, Deenabandhu, or 'Friend of the Poor'. Andrews had been involved in the Christian Social Union since college, and was interested in exploring the relationship between a commitment to the gospel and a commitment to justice, through which he was attracted to struggles for justice throughout the British Empire, especially in India. In 1904 he joined the Cambridge Brotherhood in ...
Dr. John Coleman. COMMITTEE 300 Secret World Government (continued) It is interesting to note that Cecil John Rhodes (Cecil John Rhodes), a member of the Committee of 300 , which represented the interests of the Rothschilds in South Africa, followed the example of Inchcape , bringing hundreds of thousands of Indian " coolies " to work on the sugar plantations in Natal province . Among them was Mahatma Gandhi , the communist agitator and troublemaker . As the Chinese coolies , Indians did not return home from the dates of their contracts. They also gave rise to major social problems , and their descendants became lawyers who made vanguard of those who leaked to the government of the African National Congress. By 1875 , the Chinese " coolies " from San Francisco created a channel of delivery of opium , bringing opium addicted 129,000 Americans. Together with the already existing 115,000 addicts of the number of Chinese they represented a market that allowed Lord Inchcape shovel hundreds of thousands of doll ...
Mahatma Gandhi, also known as Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, was born on October 2, 1869, and died on January 30, 1948. He was a political and spiritual leader in India and played a key role in the Indian Independence Movement. Gandhi developed the novel technique of non-violent agitation, which he called "Satyagraha", loosely translated as "moral domination". He is known for his non-violent Civil Disobedience in India and South Africa. These included the start of the non-cooperation movement in 1922 and the Salt Satyagraha or Salt (Dandi) March starting on March 12, 1930. Through Gandhi's efforts, India finally gained its freedom on August 15, 1947. The nation mourned for him after he was assassinated on January 30, 1948. The United Nations' (UN) International Day of Non-Violence is also held on October 2 each year to coincide with Mahatma Gandhi's birthday.
Rising Graph of India's Popularity in Africa By Vijay Naik As India and South Africa celebrate the centenary of Mahatma Gandhi's last Satyagraha in South Africa this year, both India and the continent of Africa, comprising 53 nations, are ready to forge political, economic and strategic ties in practically every field of human activity. Ruled by colonial powers for over a century, India and Africa were bound by their proximity of thought to fight against the forces of imperialism. African Leaders Kwame Nkruma (Ghana), Haile Selassie (Ethiopia), Samora Machel, (Mozambique), Jonas Savimbi,(Angola), Jomo Kenyatta, (Kenya), Nelson Mandela, (South Africa) Julius Nyerere (Tanzania) and Leopold Sedar Senghor (Senegal) had close and friendly ties with India's first Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru and later with Indira Gandhi. Their struggle for freedom created a common bond of friendship.
UK Justice Minister and Member of Parliament, Shailesh Vara, has been Awarded the Pravasi Bharatiya Samman Award by the Government of India. The Award is the highest honour that can be conferred by the Indian Government on a person of Indian origin living outside of India. It was presented to Mr Vara by the Hon'ble President of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee, at a ceremony in New Delhi on Thursday 9th January 2014. Mr Vara is the only person to receive the Award from the United Kingdom this year and, along with the other 12 recipients, he was also congratulated by the Hon'ble Prime Minister of India, Shri Manmohan Singh. The other Awardees were from various countries including the United States of America, Australia, France, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates. Also receiving the Award was Mrs Ela Gandhi from South Africa, who is the granddaughter of Mahatma Gandhi. The Award is made to individuals from across the world who the Indian Government feel have brought honour to India through their endeavou ...
January 19: “Claiming Freedom” (Martin Luther King, Jr. Sunday) Rev. Jennifer Brooks The 20th century was notable for the “self-determination” movements that claimed freedom in India, led by Mahatma Gandhi; in South Africa, led by Nelson Mandela; in the Czech Republic, led by Václav Havel; and in the United States, led by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. What makes people willing to risk claiming freedom? How do we stand in solidarity with all people everywhere who claim freedom for themselves and their children?
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Q6. On which date, the arrival date of Mahatma Gandhi in India from South Africa, is the Pravasi Bharatiya Divas celebrated ? (A) 9 January (B) 12 January (C) 15 January (D) 30 January Prev ans is(C)Khushwant Singh
Mandela Memorial: World Leaders Eulogise Madiba By: George Agba, Raliat Ahmed-Yusuf on December 11, 2013 - 3:34am World leaders yesterday at the late Nelson Mandela’s memorial in South Africa honoured the late icon, eulogising his life and achievements. United States of America president, Barack Obama and five other presidents were among world leaders who paid tributes to the first black president of South Africa. President Obama in his tribute said, “The world will never see the likes of Mandela again”, calling on the people of Africa and the young ones around the world to make his life’s work their own. He compared the late anti-apartheid leader to Mahatma Gandhi, Martin Luther King Jr. and Abraham Lincoln. “Nothing he achieved was inevitable,” Obama said. “In the arc of his life, we see a man who earned his place in history through struggle and shrewdness, persistence and faith. He tells us what’s possible not just in the pages of dusty history books, but in our own lives as well.” Ob ...
A life well lived and leadership exemplified through character and conviction. Nelson Mandela has left a legacy that puts him in class with world leaders like Mahatma Gandhi and Martin Luther King Jr., one that not only inspires but elevates the standard for new and aspiring leaders not just for the nation of South Africa but the world. "Great men are known by the way they treat the little man.
THE GREAT ICONS The best world’s icons in my heart that I have read about very well for their great historical: 1. The Prophet Muhammad ibn Abd Allāh ibn Abd al-Muṭṭalib (S.A.W). 2. King Faisal bin Abdulaziz Al Saud of Saudi Arabia. 3. Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan, the first president and founder of UAE. 4. Mahatma Gandhi, the preeminent leader and freedom fighter of India. 5. Mr. Patrice Lumumba, the Congolese independence leader. 6. Mr. Kwame Nkrumah the leader of Ghana and Africa. 7. Abraham Lincoln the 16th President of the United States. 8. Father Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela, South African anti-apartheid revolutionary, politician, and philanthropist and first President of South Africa after the freedom. 9. Mr. Meles Zenawi, the former Prime Minister of Ethiopia and one of the great leaders in Africa. I love you all. Yours sincerely, Omar A. Al-Sagaf
What made Nelson Mandela so special and highly esteemed and endeared worldwide? He had almost reach the status of Mahatma Gandhi of India. What made him great, if not the greatest, African Black man who ever lived? Nelson Mandela was a lawyer. He purposely studied law for the single purpose of helping his fellow Black Africans get justice from the oppressive and demeaning rule of the British Empire. He was one of the founders of the movement that fought against Apartheid. Apartheid is an African word which means racial segregation. It just mean that White people, the minority that ruled South Africa, are first class citizens and accorded the highest standard of living and treatment. The Black people, including the Asians and Indians, were second class citizens. And were treated so low, as though like slaves. Nelson Mandela's anti-apartheid movement cost him his liberty. He was imprisoned for 27 years, in total isolation or solitary confinement. While in prison, his wife, Winnie Mandela carried the torch o ...
In these days following Nelson Mandela's death many will try to rewrite his history or better yet reshape it. It's not the first time it has happened nor will it be the last when it comes to our leaders, our heroes, our icons. It has been done to Malcolm X, Martin Luther King, Medgar Evers, Marcus Garvey, Mahatma Gandhi, Rosa Parks, Leonard Peltier, even Mother Teresa. They will label Mandela a communist & a terrorist because he refused to denounce controversial leaders like Fidel Castro or Moammar Gaddafi or once aligned with the armed wing of the ANC that advocated violence to overthrow the apartheid regime of South Africa. Any student of history knows that sometimes in order to force change like the legislated regulation of racial segregation (APARTHEID) in South Africa there's the possibility for violence. How is Mandela any different than those who fought in the American Civil War like John Jacob Astor, Ulysses S. Grant or William Sherman? Why isn't history labelling them terrorists? Nelson Mandela . ...
The National Peoples Movement would like to send honor and tribute to the homegoing of President Nelson Mandela. Our president the Rev. Ralph Gordon Wright says the top three international people outside of Jesus Christ that had an impact on his life is Dr.Martin Luther King Jr., Mahatma Gandhi, and President Nelson Mandela. It is unlikely that we will ever see another individual in our lifetime that touches the world as President Mandela has. The National Peoples Movement will be in mourning with South Africa and the world over the next ten days to honor Nelson Mandela. We must strive in this world to live up to the aspirations and hopes of Mr. Mandela. We honor and salute President Nelson Mandela.
Let us remember Nelson Mandela truthfully. He was a left-leaning, anti-imperialist, anti-capitalist and anti-racist revolutionary. He was unlike India's Mahatma Gandhi who was totally committed to a non-violent form of struggle. He had photos with Fidel Castro and Yasser Arafat. He was not just a man who fought apartheid in South Africa but a man who saw poverty as a Human Rights violation against all the people of the world. He criticized the US for its excesses and aggression. He may not be right in all of his causes but apparently a big part of them were true because they were not able to deny him the accolade of history.
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Nelson Mandela - Global Statesman and Peace Icon Globally respected as a symbol of resistance against injustice, Nelson Mandela brought an end to the much-despised apartheid regime in South Africa while spreading the spirit of freedom in the rest of Africa. Incarcerated for 27 years through much of his youth, Mandela became the first-ever elected black president of his country, ushering in multi-racial democracy replacing the whites-only rule. Inspired by Mahatma Gandhi's principle of Ahimsa, especially his campaign in South Africa itself during his days as a lawyer, Mandela also preached against violence though the struggle against the apartheid regime was marked by violent incidents. The 95-year-old Nobel laureate was one of the world's most revered statesmen and was awarded the Bharat Ratna, India's highest civilian honour in 1990. Mandela, who had been suffering from a recurring lung infection, died early today following a prolonged spell of ill-health. He led the struggle to replace the apartheid reg ...
I stood less than 300 feet from Nelson Mandela (Madiba) in the lobby of the Wyndham Hotel in 1991. Madiba is statesman for South Africa, a Politician for the people, and a Citizen of the world. We will never in this life see another. He joins a short list of a world citizens who have done more to advance the cause of justice and human dignity without regard for personal recognition; Mahatma Gandhi, Mother Teresa, Nelson Mandela. Matiba walked into heaven doing the most earthly good. A great example for all humankind. Rest in peace Madiba!
A lot of people are beginning to compare the great Nelson Mandela with the likes of Mahatma Gandhi and the late Albanian nun, Mother Theresa. That would be like comparing a piece of shale--not with marble--but with the finest and rarest of diamonds! Without trying tobe disrespectful Gandhi and Mother Theresa, there is no basis for comparison except that the trio were internationally known individuals--like Hitler, like Stalin, and like, of course, Satan. Gandhi PREACHED resistance (all be it a passive one), Mandela LIVED forgiveness and reconciliation; Gandhi was a racist who, on a visit to South Africa in the early 1990s, criticised the apartheid government for a keeping both Indians and KAFFIRS in the same jail. In case you didn't know, 'kaffir' is the same as *** . He said the blacks of South Africa smelled and could not be trusted. He also greatly despised the British and the Boers (Afrikaners) of South Africa for maltreating--not other South Africans--but Indians.Mandela lovd men of ALL races. Ga ...
II Children's Day - 14th November II Children's day, in hindi known as "Bal Diwas", in India falls on November 14th every year and for good reason. Children's day in India is celebrated on Pandit Nehru's birthday as a day of fun and frolic, a celebration of childhood, children and Nehruji's love for them. About Jawahar Lal Nehru On November14, 1889, a son was born to an eminent lawyer, Motilal Nehru and his wife Swaroop Rani at Allahabad. They named him Jawaharlal. He was a brilliant, kindhearted child who was greatly loved by all. His father wanted to give him the best education and hence sent him to England for his M.A. from Cambridge. The British ruled India at that time.When he returned to India, young Jawaharlal realized that he wanted to help the poor and the downtrodden. He took part in the Freedom Struggle of India and became a follower of Mahatma Gandhi who had just returned from South Africa at that time. When India gained its independence, he became the first Prime Minister of free India. He w ...
Inspiring Personality: Pingali Venkayya (Designer of the Indian National Flag) Pingali Venkayya, He is none other than the man who designed the Indian National Flag. The Inspiring Personality, but unknown to most of us. Pingali Venkayya was born in Bhatlapenumarru, near Masulipatnam, the present day Machilipatnam of Andhra Pradesh, British India to Hanumantharayudu and Venkataratnamma. Venkayya was an accomplished person on many fronts. He was knowledgeable in geology (which he would later obtain a doctorate for) and agriculture. Live in Style Andhra Pradesh, this knowledge enabled him to spend most of his fortune experimenting with developing new crop cultivars and to become an authority on diamond mining, leading to him being popularly known as “Diamond Venkayya”. He served in the British Indian army during the Anglo-Boer wars in South Africa. It was there he came in contact with Mahatma Gandhi and was influenced by his ideology. On returning to India, he worked as a railway guard and a government . ...
Parmanand (4 November 1876 – 8 December 1947)was born into a prominent family of the Punjab. His father, Tara Chand Mohyal, came from Kariala, Jhelum District and was an active worker of Arya Samaj movement and one-time President of the Hindu Mahasabha. In October 1905, Parmanand visited South Africa and stayed with Mahatma Gandhi as a vedic missionary. Parmanand visited Guyana in 1910 which was the centre of the Arya Samaj movement in the Caribbean.His lectures increased their following there. In 1911, he visited Lala Hardayal when he was on retreat in Martinique. Parmanand persuaded Hardayal to go to the United States to found a centre for the propagation of Bharatiya culture. Hardayal left for America, but soon located himself in Hawaii, where he again went on retreat on Waikiki Beach. A letter from Parmanand prompted his departure for San Francisco where he became an activist in the anarchist movement. Parmanand toured several British colonies in South America before rejoining Hardayal in San Franci ...
Did Gandhi, Jinnah almost establish a partnership? E-Mail To Mag Editor Vidyapati Gautam, Oct 2 New Delhi C ould Mahatama Gandhi and Mohammed Ali Jinnah have had established a legal partnership in South Africa, 50 years before Indian and Pakistan were formed? Yes, it could have been possible, according to noted historian and author Ramachandra Guha who made the deduction on the basis of available literature and archival records. "A logbook at Sabarmati Ashram in Ahmedabad maintains the record of letters sent to Gandhi between the years 1895-97. In this logbook, there are two letters from a certain M A Jinnah, and they are dated 21 January and 23 March, 1897," Guha said. The historian launched "Gandhi Before India," the first book of his two-volume biography of Mahatma Gandhi, published by Penguin India here late last evening. While the contents of the letter are not available, Guha says he pieced together "this curious information," based on existing documents in the public domain. Jinnah's return from Lo ...
Bapu While at a high school in Rajkot, Gujrat, a terminal report rated him as "good at English, fair in Arithmetic and weak in Geography; conduct very good, bad handwriting." Later, his attempts at establishing a law practice in Bombay failed, because he was too shy to speak up in court. After witnessing racism, prejudice and injustice against Indians in South Africa, Mahatma Gandhi began to question his place in society and his people's standing in the British Empire. It was also in South Africa that he developed the idea of Satyagraha (insistence on truth) and Ahinsa (non-violence). Finally, it was there that he took a lifetime view that "Indianness" transcended religion and caste. In 1915, he came back to India for good, and in 1920, he took up leadership of Congress. One of the Gandhi Ji’s major strategies, first in South Africa and then in India, was uniting Muslims and Hindus to work together in opposition to British imperialism. On January 26, 1930, the Indian National Congress (INA) declared in ...
Must-see films on Mahatma Gandhi :- We list some of the movies that were about the man, revered in India as Father of the Nation, and also those that were not about him, but highlighted his philosophy: 'Gandhi' (1982) - Directed by Richard Attenborough, 'Gandhi' is one of the best movies on the Mahatma so far. Ben Kingsley essayed Mahatma Gandhi so convincingly that he walked away with the best actor award at the 55th Academy Awards for his role. The film's success can be measured from the fact that it won seven Oscars, including that for best director. 'The Making of the Mahatma' (1996) - Shyam Benegal, one of the best directors of Indian cinema, decided to adapt 'The Apprenticeship of a Mahatma', written by Fatima Meer, who also wrote the screenplay for the film. The movie recounts the 21 years that Mahatma Gandhi spent in South Africa. The director teamed up with talented actor Rajit Kapur, who played Gandhi with such élan that he won the National Film Award for best actor. 'Lage Raho Munna Bhai' (200 ...
Indian National Movement 1. During the Indian freedom struggle who of the following founded the Prarthana Samaj ? (A) Atmaram Pandurang (B) Gopal Hari Deshmukh (C) Ishwar Chand Vidya Sagar (D) Keshab Chandra Sen 2. Which one of the following periodicals was published by Mahatma Gandhi during his stay in South Africa ? (A) Afrikanes (B) Indian opinion (C) India Gazette (D) Navjivan 3. In which session of the congress was the resolution passed stating that “there should be equality before law irrespective of caste, creed or sex.” ? (A) Calcutta session, 1906 (B) Lucknow session, 1916 (C) Lahore session, 1929 (D) Karachi session, 1931 4. During the Civil Disobedience movement, who led the ‘Red Shirts’ of North-Western India ? (A) Abul Kalam Azad (B) Khan Abdul Ghaffar Khan (C) Mohammad Ali Jinnah (D) Shaukat Ali 5. Who among the following was associated with the foundation of Gadar party ? (A) Lala Lajpat Rai (B) Lala Hardyal (C) C. R. Das (D) Bipin Chandra Pal 6. Who among the following were the lea ...
Some exciting news: the finals day of NSDC 2013 will be hosted at the Constitutional Court of South Africa! Thank you to Constitution Hill (South Africa) for their generous support of South African debating and our future leaders. Constitution Hill is the home of the Constitutional Court, the protector of our basic Human Rights and Constitution. Constitution Hill is also the site of Johannesburg's notorious Old Fort Prison Complex, commonly known as Number Four, where thousands of ordinary people were brutally punished before the dawn of democracy in 1994. Many of South Africa's leading political activists, including Mahatma Gandhi and Nelson Mandela, were detained here. The Constitutional Court was designed to reflect the values of our new constitutional democracy and is an incredibly meaningful venue for us. We hope you enjoy it!
Well... here's something I bet many of you didn't know about Nelson Mendela and his then wife, Minnie, who had political opponents "necklaced." Obama Condemns Slavery, Then Celebrates The Life Of Terrorist Nelson Mandela July 3, 2013 by John Myers “I saw the inconceivable mystery of a soul that knew no restraint, no faith, and no fear…” ― Joseph Conrad, Heart of Darkness As his popularity plunged in the United States, President Barack Obama and the first lady went on an African excursion that included a somber visit to South Africa. There, Obama spoke emotionally about the man who so inspired him, fellow Nobel Peace Prize winner and former South African President Nelson Mandela. Obama has always said that he is walking in the footsteps of greatness, in the footsteps of men like Mandela and Mahatma Gandhi. But the truth is that Mandela is far more like Obama’s other mentor, Bill Ayers, than he is like Gandhi. Then again, the truth is not something Obama seems to focus on. He mostly concerns hims ...
The great emancipators of this world happen to be lawyers. Abraham Lincoln of the USA, Nelson Mandela of South Africa, Michael Gorbachev of the former USSR, and Mahatma Gandhi of India.
Furore over cut-off marks for admission into FG Colleges Our Reporter June 25, 2013 …As stakeholders seek release of criteria used for each state By ORI MARTINS and GABRIEL *** INJUSTICE, INEQUALITY ANTI- DEVELOPMENT The history of the world is replete with tales of individuals and groups that fought oppression, injustice, inequality and inequity to achieve results. In most of the cases, these individuals sacrificed their time, energy, resources and in some cases, their lives in the pursuit of justice and fairness. The story of former Prime Minister India, Mahatma Gandhi of India is still very fresh in the minds of historians and the people of India. It was to Gandhi’s credit that India eventually got her political freedom from Britain after the great pathfinder organised the Long Trek that ultimately culminated in the country’s independence. In America, Martin Luther King Jnr was the man who ensured equity for the Black race through his civil rights campaigns. Elsewhere, Nelson Mandela took it upo ...
10-year old Zarine Gidwani (Gidwaney)  and her mother, Angeli, made quite an impression on her teacher and classmates with a year end presentation about Mahatma Gandhi, the great 20th century nonviolent freedom fighter.      What is it about Gandhi’s story that the kids found so compelling?  Certainly the improbable victory of a scrawny 20th century David against the hulking Goliath of the British Empire appeals to kids’ sense of moral justice.  But even more, Zarine made Gandhi real for her classmates by introducing him as a friend of the family.  She explained that her great grandfather was a freedom fighter too and was imprisoned alongside Gandhiji.  She thrilled the class with a handwritten letter from Gandhiji to her great grandfather on the occasion of his eldest son’s wedding.   In the letter Gandhi referred both to dowry, a concept foreign to most American fifth graders, and khadi cloth.   Zarine’s teacher, Mrs. Michael, explained that dowry was an Indian as well as European tra ...
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Captain Paul Watson- "In Praise of Madiba Nelson Mandela was a terrorist, a convict, a communist, an accused saboteur and an enemy of the State! He was also one of them greatest heroes of the last century, He achieved in South Africa what even Mahatma Gandhi was unable to do and he did in a way that respected all of humanity. This is a man who evolved above the pettiness of racial conflict, a man who saw with profound clarity that South Africa was not a Black nation, a Coloured nation or a White nation. He saw South Africa as a great nation with opportunities for all people no matter their colour, their tribe, their religion, or their culture. I was in South Africa in 1969 as a seaman on a Norwegian merchant ship. We were unloading sulphur and potash from Canada, a country whose anti apartheid policies did not stop them from selling resources including an ingredient for making gunpowder. I saw apartheid first hand. I remember returning to the ship at midnight just as a night shift of factory workers were ...
There is this new forum called Mazibuye African Forum that was legally setup in South Africa , headed by Zweli Sangweni. This forum is adamant that Indian South Africans be excluded from affirmative action and black economic empowerment programmes. According to this forum , Indians born and bred in South Africa should return to India . Spokesman Phumulani Mfeka recently wrote in the City Press that Indians have never been comrades and the Africans in Kwa Zulu Natal do not regard them as brethren. He labelled Mahatma Gandhi a super racist . A few years back , Bongani Ngema did the same but the god sent Mandela corrected him immediately without fear of going against the anti Indian racists. It is amazing that our current ANC leadership allows this to continue . Silence means acceptance . Maybe , this is the reason why my ANC comrades have distanced themselves and allowed me to suffer on my own after I listened to Zuma and blew the whistle on corruption by certain individuals . Zuma asked us publicly to rep ...
Stupid is as Stupid does? Ignorance, Intolerance and Arrogance Mahatma Gandhi, a devout Hindu, who employed nonviolent Civil Disobedience to lead India to independence after more than a century of British rule, was posthumously baptized by proxy by a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Helen Radkey, a former Mormon who has until now has focused on researching incidents of proxy baptisms being proposed for or performed on dead Jews, discovered the Gandhi records on February 16 in a genealogical database restricted to Mormons. Arun Gandhi, a grandson of Mahatma Gandhi said he was "surprised" to hear about the posthumous baptism. "It bothers me in the sense that people are doing something when a person is dead and gone and there is nobody to answer for that person. That’s not the right thing to do," said Gandhi, an activist who teaches nonviolence. He also noted that his grandfather was against proselytizing of any kind, whether it involved Hindus or others. Hindus do not mark death ...
There are five men i respect in life. Some are dead, but one is still alive; Mahatma Gandhi of new India. Martin Luther King Jr. Chief Obafemi Awolowo. Kenneth Kaunda, a man who transformed Tazania. And Dr Nelson Mandela, the living legend, the father of South Africa. They are my idol. I wish our politicians can follow their leadership style.
We can never be cowed! Peaceful struggle is the answer to the recklessness of our politicians. Political struggles are not new from USA through to India, South Africa, Jamaica and ongoing in the Middle East. We salute the courage of some of the iconic figures in political struggles across the globe. Martin Luther King Jr. (1929 -1968) a civil-rights and social activist, who played a pivotal role in the creation of Civil Right Act, Voting Act Right and most importantly ending the legal segregation of the people of our colour in America. He was assassinated in 1968 (less than 40 years old). My favourite quote from him "I've seen the Promised Land. I may not get there with you. But I want you to know tonight that we, as a people, will get to the Promised Land". Obama is in White House today thankfully for the sacrifice of the activists of that generation. The dream Martin had, the freedom and equality he envisioned is now a reality in the USA. Mahatma Gandhi (1869-1948) an astute lawyer, social activist and ...
Part 11-Amritsar Massacre: House of Lords, British Media & Mahatma Gandhi's negative Role...Revisiting History The story began from 1918 when britsh government awarded dominion status to 4 out of 5 colonies. these were Australia, Canada, new Zealand and South Africa but refused India.Home Rule League was demanding Home rule and after its foundation since 1916 it gathered major political actors and all were pressurizing British administration to award home Rule in India too. yet instead of Home rule, conservatives introduced Rowlatt Act in March 1919 in Central legislative Council. All Indian members opposed it yet it was enforced. the month of April began with agitations. It was a time when king of Afghanistan was busy in playing with Jihad and he was sending messages to Indian Muslims of launching Jihad against Britishers. Actually he wanted to get maximum concessions from British administration so Jihad was an easy weapon in this regard. conservative, sitting both in Indian administration & London tries ...
What do Hindu Scholars say about Islam? Mr. Mahatma Gandhi: "Someone has said that Europeans in South Africa dread the advent Islam -- Islam that civilized Spain, Islam that took the torch light to Morocco and preached to the world the Gospel of brotherhood. The Europeans of South Africa dread the Advent of Islam. They may claim equality with the white races. They may well dread it, if brotherhood is a sin. If it is equality of colored races then their dread is well founded." And in "Young India", he wrote: "I wanted to know the best of one who holds today's undisputed sway over the hearts of millions of mankind.I became more than convinced that it was not the sword that won a place for Islam in those days in the scheme of life. It was the rigid simplicity, the utter self-effacement of the Prophet, the scrupulous regard for his pledges, his intense devotion to this friends and followers, his intrepidity, his fearlessness, his absolute trust in God and in his own mission. These and not the sword carried ev ...
Reading Benny Mays' amazing biography by Randal Jelks: The African America freedom struggle has been the most remarkable in history! The black slaves in Haiti were the majority, when they ousted the French, and defeated the Spanish and the British by force of arms. Majorities also obtained in India, when Mahatma Gandhi and followers ousted the British colonialists, nonviolently, as did the African National Congress, in South Africa, when Apartheid fell, nonviolently to black majorities. Likewise, Zimbabwe nee "Rhodesia" fell to Robert Mugabe and other guerrillas' violent peoples'-majority. Across the continent of African black majorities threw off their shackles, most nonviolently but some violently. The same is true throughout the world. Oppressed majorities rose up violently as in Vietnam or nonviolently to throw off European oppression. Only in USA was freedom finally obtained, by an enslaved minority. This first came after a violent civil war, whose favorable outcome the black minority's 200,000 sold ...
Attended the 'Peace Talk' by Ela Gandhi (Grand daughter of Mahatma Gandhi) at UNSW, Sydney. Great speaker, a peace activist, ex MP of South Africa, Padma Bhusan awarded in India, the flag bearer of 'Gandhiji's values'. Great crowd, 90% Western audience, around 500 head count. Gandhi ji was a great people leader. We should blame people like us who brought politics, selfishness to have their own religious community in the midst of Gandhi's values and separated Pakistan from India. We always look for reason to blame someone rather than a drop of appreciation. Offcourse things didn't go right at the time of Independence but it is not always in a single person hand, the decision was based on public demand & dirty politics by the seat hungers.
When 'Gandhi' and 'Lincoln' met! New Delhi, (PTI) A small scene from the 1982 Oscar-winning biopic 'Gandhi' saw a relatively unknown, young actor bully Mahatma Gandhi on screen.The actor, who played the street bully, was none other than Daniel Day-Lewis, the winner of the best actor trophy at the Oscars tonight for his powerful portrayal of the 16th US president Abraham Lincoln.And, though M K Gandhi was born only four years after the assassination of Lincoln, the two giants from history, it appears, did meet thanks to the magic of cinema.In that scene from Richard Attenborough's classic, set in the streets of South Africa, a young, handsome-looking street ruffian named 'Colin', played by a 20-something Day-Lewis, bullies an equally young barrister Gandhi.It was the only second film of Day-Lewis, now 55.While Kingsley braved the 'bully' and went on to lift the Academy Award for the best actor that year, Day-Lewis' moment of reckoning came seven years later with 'My Left Foot', where his moving portrayal o ...
DAILY DOSE MAHATMA WHO? WELCOME TO JAN 26TH,INDIANS I asked a bunch of NRI youngsters if they knew anything about Mahatma Gandhi. I did it over the week as a sort of exercise in curiosity. After all, it is now January 26th and the right time ro bering it up again. Four days from this date and two years prior he was killed. It’s not as if you remember, it is so passe to most Indians. We venerate pre-digested images, not our knowledge of those who set the standards. I was told he was the dude who got shot, right, like John Lennon. I was informed with great panache by another aspiring bank executive that he is the father of the nation because he told the Brits to get lost and he went to England in winter to meet Churchill in a dhoti. This saga in awareness was further accentuated by the pithy remark that he said, “Hey Ram’ when he got shot. And a third member of this group said Richard Attenborough made a cool film and Gandhi was a tough guy who wouldn’t get off the train in South Africa because he . ...
Mahatma Gandhi, was the preeminent leader of Indian Nationalism in British- ruled India. Employing non-violent Civil Disobedience, Gandhi led India to independence and inspired movements for non-violence, civil rights and freedom across the world.[2][3] The son of a senior government official, Gandhi was born and raised in a Hindu Bania community in coastal Gujarat, and trained in law in London. Gandhi became famous by fighting for the civil rights of Muslim and Hindu Indians in South Africa, using new techniques of non-violent Civil Disobedience that he developed. Returning to India in 1915, he set about organising peasants to protest excessive land-taxes. A lifelong opponent of "communalism" (i.e. basing politics on religion) he reached out widely to all religious groups. He became a leader of Muslims protesting the declining status of the Caliphate. Assuming leadership of the Indian National Congress in 1921, Gandhi led nationwide campaigns for easing poverty, expanding women's rights, building religio ...
A Message from Zakkir Ahmed – President of TAFI The Travel Agents Federation of India (TAFI), the country’s largest travel Association that was established more than 25 years ago, will be holding its much awaited Annual Convention in Durban, February 24-27, 2013. TAFI’s choice of Durban, in the Zulu Kingdom, is for more reasons than one. The Indian diaspora, makes it the second largest community in South Africa, and a great majority of them stay in the Kwazulu Natal area. Mahatma Gandhi, the Father of the Indian Nation, spent a good bit of his early years, in Natal, which saw his transformation from a barrister to an internationally renowned freedom fighter, one who inspired Mr. Nelson Mandela. Further over the years, the two countries have shared very close and healthy political, economic and historical ties. These relations have now been further strengthened by the burgeoning tourism exchanges.South Africa and Natal in particular have seen double digit growth from the Indian outbound market, which ...
DID YOU KNOW: Auchinachie has been around since 1906. What else happened in 1906? February 5 - Actor John Carradine is born. February 23 — Marvin Hart loses his World Heavyweight Championship to Tommy Burns over 20 rounds in Los Angeles. April 7 – Mount Vesuvius erupts and devastates Naples. September 5 — Bradbury Robinson of St. Louis University throws the first legal forward pass to teammate Jack Schneider in a 22–0 victory over Carroll College in Waukesha, Wisconsin. September 11 – Mahatma Gandhi coins the term Satyagraha to characterize the Non-Violence movement in South Africa.
World Hindi Conference PDF Print E-mail Written by Administrator Friday, 28 September 2012 14:00 At the 9th World Hindi Conference in Johannesburg, S.A Dr Sarita Boodhoo & Satyadev Tengur awarded Vishwa Hindi Sammaan The Commendation Certificates and Awards were signed and presented to the awardees at the 9th World Hindi Conference held at Johannesburg, South Africa on Monday 24th September by Mrs Praneet Kaur, the Minister of State for External Affairs India, and Chairperson of the Conference Organising Committee. Was also present to confer the Awards, the Minister of Arts and Culture of Mauritius, Mr Mookeshwar Choonee who created a great impact with his emotionally charged speech in Hindi. A large audience of Hindi lovers from several countries gathered at the spacious Nelson Mandela Conference Room of the imposing and state-of-the-art Sandton Convention Centre, Johannesburg. The three-day conference from 22nd to 24th was focused on nine main themes. These ranged from the vision of Mahatma Gandhi towa ...
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11-20-1750:Tipu Sultan, Indian ruler born. 11-20-1760:Phattesingh Bhosle passed away. 11-20-1859:Elfinstone, Governor of Bombay Province and historian, passed away. 11-20-1888:Gurunath Bewoor, director general, was born at Bewoor village, district Bijapur. 11-20-1902:Gandhiji returned to South Africa at the request of the Indian community and revived the Indians against Anti-Asian Laws. 11-20-1907:Railroad workers strike in India. 11-20-1917:Ram Gopal, great Indies /English classical dancer (Blue Peter, Purple Plain), was born. 11-20-1917:J.C. Bose Research Institute was established in Calcutta. 11-20-1930:With all the pageantry of the British Empire, a conference of Indian and British leaders had been convened in London to discuss dominion status for India. Surrounded by Maharajahs in turbans, King George V convened the round table conference in the Royal Gallery of the House of Lords. Notably absent was Mahatma Gandhi, leader of the nationalist movement.
Imagine what India would be like today, if Mahatma Gandhi had remained in his law practice and ignored the plight of fellow Indians in South Africa. Imagine the status of Black South Africans today, if Nelson Mandela feared for his life and remained indifferent to the slavery of his people. Imagine where President Obama would be resident and what his job would be today, if Dr Martin Luther King had kept his dream to himself. Imagine what Nigeria will be tomorrow, if you exercise courage and stand for what is right - no matter the person, tribe, religion, or state of its origin.
There were many veterans who fought against apartheid rule in South Africa, but Nelson Mandela was the leading figure of the struggle. So also was Martin Luther King jnr for Black America, Mahatma Gandhi for India and Kwame Nkrumah for Ghana. Coming to post-independence Nigeria, we had Zik, Awolowo and Ahmadu Bello. How can a ship have 3 captains? That was the beginning of the failure of our leadership.
The name of Mahatma Gandhi was nominated four times for Nobel Peace Prize due to his eminent role in South Africa against racial prejudice and his non-violent philosophy,before independence of India- the end of his life but every time his name was rejected by the Nobel Peace committee.Although Gandhi ji's name was nominated severel times but could not materialise because of strong opposition of British Government. The name of Sir Syed Ahmad khan-the founder of Aligarh movement,the great educationnist and social reformer of 19th century has contributed immensely in building modern India,was proposed by some of our friends for Bharat Ratna. But,infact,in order to honouring these two personalities would have definitely added flavour in both awards.
Mahatma Gandhi's Janmbhumi(India) & Karmabhumi(South Africa) will have a face off on 'Gandhi Jayanti'...Let's see, who'll gift him victory on his B'Day...;-)
September 11, 1792: The Hope Diamond is stolen. Long thought to bring a curse of misfortune upon its holders, the Hope Diamond was stolen on September 11, 1792 from King Louis XIV during the French Revolution. He and Marie Antoinette were in prison when the blue, 45.52 carat diamond was taken. The Hope Diamond currently resides in the Smithsonian Natural History Museum. September 11, 1906: Gandhi begins the non-violent protest movement in South Africa. Before Mahatma Gandhi used non-violent tactics to kick the British out of India, he was working for the British Army stationed in South Africa. In South Africa, Gandhi was treated poorly for being a man of color and denied the right to vote by a newly passed South African law. Gandhi first tested his theories of non-violent protest at a September 11, 1906 gathering to protest the treatment of Indians living in South Africa. September 11, 1962: The Beatles make the third and most widely distributed recording of "Love Me Do." The first Beatles recording of "L ...
Read my article: GOD IS UNRELIABLE A lesson for Christianity from the Africa Union election By Solomon Izang Ashoms The election of South Africa's Home Affairs Minister, Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma as the first woman to head the Africa Union commission is not just a victory for Africa's women, but a defeat for the "unreliable" men of Africa. The female swag is on the rise. Now before you think this is another feminist agenda, it is not. What does a continent of over fifty countries, with only two women leading the nations of Malawi and Liberia have to show for it? Shame on me also - unreliable man. In the the same vein, the church is so unreliable that our conduct, lifestyle and dogmatic approach to issues has left those outside of the church viewing the God that we serve as an unreliable God. Mahatma Gandhi once said "I love your Christ. I do not like your Christians". What a comment! Words from a Hindu man who left a legacy as a man who loved justice and doing good. What do Scientologists, Buddhists, Muslims ...
Why can't you revolt against Mahatma Gandhi? -- because before he disciplines you, he tortures himself. He is a sado-masochist. Before he tortures you, he tortures himself more than he is asking you to. You cannot revolt. This man is not simply torturing you like Joseph Stalin. He has tortured himself, he has disciplined himself, far deeper than he is asking you. How can you revolt against him? You cannot find any excuse. Gandhi had one ashram in South Africa, in the beginning of his career of mahatmahood. The ashram was called the Phoenix Ashram. There, he tortured his wife and his children so immensely that I wonder why nobody bothers and nobody thinks about it. And people like Richard Attenborough make films on Gandhi, and all that is essential, all that should be brought to the eyes of the people, is completely left out. Perhaps these people like Attenborough are blind completely -- blinded by his mahatmahood. What was he doing to his wife? First, she had to clean the toilet... and you don't know the ...
on NATION BUILDING If Nelson Mandela, Bishop Desmond Tutu and other ran away; there will never have been a South Africa; if Mahatma Gandhi had run away, If Lee Kwen Yen had run away, what will have become of Singapore; If Benjamin Franklin had run to France or England,
Complied from recent books by Dr. Singh, Dr. Watson, and Mr. Mohandas Gandhi two grandsons –Arun Gandhi and Rajmohan Gandhi. Additional material and quotes are from Saijorni Naidu, records from South Africa, Mr. Bose and Time Magazine. A seminal critique of Mr. Gandhi was written Erik Erikson titled “Gandhi’s Truth“. We have also quoted from the reports of the Nobel Peace Committee and the records of the 109th Congress of the United States of America. Of course no research paper on Mohandas Gandhi would be complete without references to the Collected Works of Mahatma Gandhi, Government of India (CWMG). CWMG page numbers have been quoted in the article. Was he a politician or a saint? if both, how did these two Gandhis combine, and in what proportion? Or was he, as criticts have alleged, someone who broke a pledge, that he would rather die than accept Partition? Was not an unfeeling husband and father? A man who did strange things in the name of chastity? Or emasculated India in the name of Nonviol ...
Mahatma Gandhi has been portrayed in film, literature, and in the theatre. Ben Kingsley portrayed Gandhi in the 1982 film Gandhi, which won the Academy Award for Best Picture. The 2007 film, Gandhi, My Father explores the relationship between Gandhi and his son Harilal. Gandhi is also a central figure in the 2006 Bollywood comedy Lage Raho Munna Bhai. The 1996 film, The Making of the Mahatma, documents Gandhi's time in South Africa and his transformation from an inexperienced barrister to recognised political leader.[206] Several biographers have undertaken the task of describing Gandhi's life. Among them are: D. G. Tendulkar with his Mahatma. Life of Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi in eight volumes, and Pyarelal and Sushila Nayyar with their Mahatma Gandhi in 10 volumes. There is also another documentary, titled Mahatma: Life of Gandhi, 1869–1948, which is 14 chapters and 6 hours long.[207] The April 2010 biography, Great Soul: Mahatma Gandhi and His Struggle With India by Joseph Lelyveld contained controve ...
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