Tag: Champaran Satyagraha

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  • PM Modi in Bihar to attend Champaran Satyagraha celebrations

    PM Modi in Bihar to attend Champaran Satyagraha celebrations

      Prime Minister Narendra Modi reached Patna on Tuesday to attend the concluding ceremony of the Champaran Satyagraha’s of centenary celebrations in Motihari. The Prime Minister was recieved by Bihar Governor Saatyapal Malik, Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, Union Minister Ram Vilas Paswan and several senior BJP leaders. According to the police officials, PM Modi reached …

    April 10, 2018
  • PM Modi pays tributes to Azad, Kripalani

    PM Modi pays tributes to Azad, Kripalani

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday paid tributes to Maulana Abul Kalam Azad and Acharya J.B. Kripalani on their birth anniversaries. “Tributes to two stalwarts of Indian history,… Their contribution towards India’s freedom movement and after was extremely beneficial in building our nation,” Modi said in a tweet. Tributes to two stalwarts of Indian history, …

    November 11, 2017
  • A slice of history

    A slice of history

    Champaran Satyagraha in 1917 was Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi’s first experiment with civil disobedience in India, by politically activating peasants against opium-yielding poppy and indigo cultivation by the Colonial administration in eastern Bihar, for Opium export to China. Another iniquity was the “teen kathia” taxation, requiring a third of grain harvests to be yielded up to …

    May 3, 2017
  • Puerile boycott

    Puerile boycott

    Close to three years have not sufficed to enlighten the Modi-Shah edition of the NDA government that holding high office requires rising above petty politicking, electoral manipulation, seeking confrontation at every possible opportunity and convincing the people at large that truly national interests (not a narrow interpretation of what is perceived as patriotism) are at …

    April 18, 2017
  • President fetes freedom fighters on Champaran Satyagraha centenary

    President fetes freedom fighters on Champaran Satyagraha centenary

    President Pranab Mukherjee on Monday honoured freedom fighters from across the country to mark the ongoing year-long centenary celebrations of the Champaran Satyagraha. Mukherjee, who arrived here by a special Indian Air Force plane, inaugurated the felicitation ceremony. Later, he honoured 15 selected freedom fighters on the stage. "It is a matter of pride to …

    April 17, 2017