His principles of non-violence, civil-disobedience and satyagraha
inspired leaders in Africa in their struggle for the decolonisation of their countries.
The event came to be popularly known as the 'Salt March', as well as the Dandi march or the Dandi Satyagraha
. This was a non-violent protest that lasted 24 days, and fed into the nationwide Civil Disobedience Movement that led to the larger Indian Independence movement.
Scholars have not paid sufficient attention, they argue, to his re-interpretation of the concept of passive resistance or non-violent protest in the neologism Satyagraha
, literally holding fast to truth.
During a 1969 trip to India, composer Philip Glass was compelled to learn more about Mahatma Gandhi and eventually created Satyagraha
, the second work in his Portrait Trilogy.
There were video presentations that refreshed their minds with Gandhian principles of Satyagraha
Gandhi's ahimsa and satyagraha
refine our understanding of peace and power.
His guiding principles of Ahimsa (non-violence), Satyagraha
(nonviolent resistance) and Sarvodaya (upliftment of all) remain relevant even today, for everyone In recognition of Mahatma's immense contributions, the United Nations observes each year on October 2, the International Day of Non-Violence.
Summary: Swaraj also inaugurated the two-sided bust of Gandhi, called the "Birth of Satyagraha
The Prime Minister's visit is a part of the concluding celebration of Champaran Satyagraha
centenary launched by the Bihar Government in April last year where he will address "Swachchh Bharat Mission" volunteers
IANS New Delhi To commemorate 100 years of the Champaran Satyagraha
, Prime Minister Narendra Modi is likely to flag off Swachhagraha Express, an exhibition train, from Motihari in Bihar next month to re-emphasise the spirit of cleanliness, or Swachhata, a value that was close to Mahatma Gandhi's heart.
Gandhi has called his mode of resistance 'satyagraha
,' derived from two Sanskrit words: 'satya' which means 'truth' and 'agraha' which means 'firm grasping.' Satyagraha
thus means holding firmly to the truth or adherence to the truth.