GANDHI JAYANTI

  • Watch: Tributes paid to Mahatma Gandhi at London's Tavistock Square October 22, 2014

    Tributes were paid to Mahatma Gandhi on the occasion of his birth anniversary at Tavistock Square Garden in Bloomsbury. ...
  • Gandhian way 'real, live option' to confront challenges: Sushma Swaraj October 3, 2014

    United Nations: As the world faces growing challenges of terrorism, the ideals of Mahatma Gandhi have become all the more pertinent and the Gandhian way is a "real, live option" to confront the global challenges, India has said as the UN commemorated his 145th birth anniversary. "The question to ask is...
  • 'Swachh Bharat' mission inspired by patriotism and is beyond politics: Narendra Modi October 2, 2014

    New Delhi: Wielding the broom himself, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday launched 'Clean India' campaign joined by chief ministers, lawmakers, prominent personalities from various fields along with lakhs of countrymen in a drive that is expected to cost nearly Rs 2 lakh crore. Asserting that "Swachh Bharat" mission is "beyond...
  • Dilip Kumar: I was arrested and put in Yerwada jail for an anti-British speech I gave at the Air Force canteen in Pune October 2, 2014

    New Delhi: Veteran Bollywood actor Dilip Kumar was once arrested by police for his 'anti-British' views and spent a night on hunger-strike along with other 'Gandhiwalas' lodged in a prison cell. In his recent autobiography 'Dilip Kumar: The Substance and Shadow', the legendary actor recounts how his patriotic eloquence met a...
  • 30 rare vintage photos of Mahatma Gandhi from his days as a law student to his funeral procession October 2, 2014

    'Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.' - Mahatma Gandhi. Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi was born and raised in Gujarat. Known as the father of the nation, Gandhi's independence movement inspired civil rights movements across the world. He first employed non-violent civil...
  • Live: 'Clean up India' should be kept away from politics, says PM Modi October 2, 2014

    As the nation celebrates Mahatma Gandhi's 150th birth anniversary, the PM will kickstart his 'Swachh Bharat Abhiyan' today. ...
  • CISF to launch cleanliness drive at country-wide locations October 1, 2014

    New Delhi: Personnel and families of paramilitary CISF will join the 'Swatchh Bharat' movement on Thursday by launching a large-scale cleanliness drive at its 312 working units and other locations spread across the country. The force will initiate a host of activities to join the Prime Minister's clean India initiative being...
  • Modi to launch 'Swachh Bharat' campaign on Thursday; schools, government offices gear up for event October 1, 2014

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will launch the NDA government's ambitious 'Swach Bharat Abhiyaan' or 'Clean India' campaign on Thursday on the occasion of Gandhi Jayanti. The campaign is aimed at improving the hygiene and sanitation facilities across the country. Modi brought up the Swachh Bharat campaign in his...
  • President urges citizens to make cleanliness 'national passion' October 1, 2014

    New Delhi: President Pranab Mukherjee on Wednesday urged countrymen to turn cleanliness into a national passion and ensure that every nook and cranny of the country is kept clean. In his message, the President said, "The birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, the Father of our Nation, is an occasion for all...
  • Hrithik Roshan: Mental muscles can only be built in the times of adversity October 1, 2014

    New Delhi: He overcame stammering; witnessed his father's failure as an actor and producer and his surviving a gunshot wound; saw his sister battle cancer; underwent a near fatal brain surgery; and has faced a broken marriage with his childhood sweetheart. Yet, Hrithik Roshan calls his journey a "fairy tale"...
  • PM orders officials to clean toilets on Gandhi Jayanti September 30, 2014

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi has ordered government officers to work on Gandhi Jayanti to clean ministries, including toilets in a nationwide cleanliness drive. Modi plans to honour the independence hero by launching on Thursday the Clean India campaign, which aims to solve the country's sanitation and rubbish problems within...
  • No holiday for public officials on Gandhi Jayanti as Centre asks them to take cleanliness pledge September 29, 2014

    New Delhi: The Narendra Modi-led NDA government on Monday sent a fresh reminder to all its employees about keeping their surroundings clean. Issuing a circular to all public departments and ministries, the government asked them to take an oath on October 2, when the nation celebrates Gandhi Jayanti, to keep...
  • On Gandhi Jayanti day, it will rain welfare schemes in Andhra Pradesh September 15, 2014

    Hyderabad: Come October 2 and the Andhra Pradesh Government will launch a host of schemes keeping with the promises made by the Telugu Desam Party ahead of the general elections in May. 'NTR Sujala', a scheme intended to supply purified drinking water at Rs 2 per 20 litres, will be launched...
  • Sadananda Gowda to pick up broom for Railway cleanliness drive on October 2 September 8, 2014

    New Delhi: In a first of its kind massive cleanlines campaign, Railway Minister DV Sadananda Gowda will lead from the front by himself picking up the broom during the drive at rail premises on October 2 involving all its employees and top level officials. "All our 13 lakh employees will be...
  • 'Bullets will fly on October 2': Worst PR gaffe ever? Hrithik Roshan's 'Bang Bang' to be released on Gandhi Jayanti July 23, 2014

    We are almost sure that most of you must have seen and swooned over the teaser of the upcoming film 'Bang Bang'. Starring Hrithik Roshan and Katrina Kaif, the movie is the official remake of the Tom Cruise and Cameron Diaz starrer 'Knight and Day'. One of the things that caught...
  • TWTW: Cyrus Broacha takes on Lalu who is jailed for 5 years October 5, 2013

    This week on the show, Cyrus Broacha takes on RJD chief Lalu Prasad jailed for 5 years in fodder scam, Rahul Gandhi's ordinance 'nonsense' remark and Gandhi Jayanti celebrated across India. He also spoke about Ranbir Kapoor's 'Besharam'. ...
  • CJ: Intolerance on Gandhi Jayanti as members of AAP and Cong youth wing quarrel at Rajghat October 3, 2013

    New Delhi: Aam Aadmi Party workers got into an argument on Wednesday with a student from the Hyderabadbased NALSAR institute after he objected to them visiting the Mahatma's Samadhi with their party symbols. A quarrel broke out with a policeman and CISF personnel also coming in. The student said he was...
  • Akhilesh govt gagging political class, says Varun Gandhi October 2, 2013

    BJP leader Varun Gandhi on Wednesday accused Akhilesh Yadav government in Uttar Pradesh of gagging political class and said such a regime cannot last long. "The government which prevents political leaders or a needy person from speaking truth and puts them in jail is set for doom," Varun, who was in...
  • Be inspired by Mahatma Gandhi: Ban Kimoon October 2, 2013

    UN Secretary General Ban Kimoon on Wednesday urged the world to be inspired by the courage shown by Mahatma Gandhi, the apostle of nonviolence who was born on this day in 1869. "Today we celebrate the birthday of Mahatma Gandhi and his resonant legacy of nonviolence," Ban said in a statement. "Gandhi...
  • Youth need to follow Mahatma, say Bollywood celebrities October 2, 2013

    New Delhi: On the occasion of Gandhi Jayanti Wednesday, Bollywood celebrities like Shekhar Kapur and Anupam Kher remembered the teachings of the Father of the Nation, and rued how much the youth needs to adopt his principles of nonviolence. On Gandhi's 144th birth anniversary Wednesday, celebrities shared their thoughts via microblogging...
  • Gandhi Jayanti: India's who's who pay homage through Twitter October 2, 2013

    Who says that Mahatma Gandhi is no longer a national trend? He is at least trending on the social media. Even 144 years after his birth and 65 years after his death, Mahatma still inspires the whole nation and the people remember him at least on October 2 (his birth...
  • Gandhi Before India: Ramachandra Guha on his book on the 'Mahatma' October 2, 2013

    Eminent historian and author Ramchandra Guha explores lesser known facets of Mahatma Gandhi, especially his days in South Africa in his new book 'Gandhi before India'. As he says, he discovered many new things about Gandhi during his research in South Africa.'Gandhi before India', takes into account the life of...
  • Mahatma Gandhi's 144 birth anniversary celebrated in Australia October 2, 2013

    The 144th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi was marked in Australia on Wednesday with prayer ceremonies, panel discussions and book fairs. A prayer ceremony was held in the capital, Canberra, by Indian High Commission to mark the special occasion. Remembering the 'Father of Indian Nation', University of New South Wales has...
  • Mahatma Gandhi was a mediocre student, says Ramachandra Guha October 2, 2013

    Modern historian and writer Ramachandra Guha's latest book 'Gandhi before India' explores Gandhi's life in the early years of his struggle against racism in South Africa, the experience which made him the Mahatma. While talking to IBN18 Network's EditorinChief Rajdeep Sardesai, Guha said, "His skills as a propagandist, an editor...
  • 'Wagah of the East' event along IndiaBangladesh border put on hold October 2, 2013

    The unveiling of the 'Wagah of the East' event, along the IndiaBangladesh border, to be held on Wednesday on Gandhi Jayanti has been postponed. "Petrapole programme for October 2 has been postponed jointly with Bangladesh authorities due to bad weather," a statement issued by BSF said. Sources said new dates will...
  • A night with the homeless on Mahatma Gandhi's 144th birthday October 2, 2013

    On the eve of Mahatma Gandhi's 144th birth anniversary, hundreds of people across the country would spend a night under the stars with the homeless in their respective cities, an NGO said on Tuesday. The campaign Aman Biradri and Joy of Giving Week organised by ActionAid India, will take...
  • PM, Sonia pay respect to Mahatma Gandhi at Rajghat; Rahul missing October 2, 2013

    New Delhi: All eyes are on Prime Minister Manmohan Singh as he visited Rajghat on the occasion of Gandhi Jayanti to pay respect to Mahatma Gandhi. But conspicuous by his absence was Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi. Rahul's absence raised many eyebrows as it came just before the Prime Minister's meeting...
  • Imbibe Bapu's teachings: President's message on Gandhi Jayanti October 2, 2013

    President Pranab Mukherjee on Tuesday asked countrymen to imbibe and follow the teachings of the Father of the Nation so that his values are immortalised. "Gandhi Jayanti is an occasion for us to reflect on the life and contribution of the Father of our Nation. This is a day to rededicate...
  • Planning Commission to hold twitter conference on Gandhi Jayanti October 2, 2013

    New Delhi: Planning Commission will hold a twitter conference to discuss the life and message of Mahatma Gandhi on the occasion of his 144th birth anniversary on Wednesday. Sam Pitroda, Chairman National Innovation Council and the Adviser to Prime Minister on Public Information Infrastructure to Improve Governance amp;amp; Public Services will...
  • Sam Pitroda organises a Twitter conference on Gandhi Jayanti October 1, 2013

    To mark the 144th Birth Anniversary Celebrations of Mahatma Gandhi, Sam Pitroda, Chairman, National Innovation Council, has organised a Twitter conference to discuss the life and message of Mahatma Gandhi. The Gandhi Heritage Portal was also launched by the Prime Minister recently. The Portal, now available at www.gandhiheritageportal.org, was developed by...