Gandhi Jayanti

  • '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 4, 2013

    New Delhi: Aam Aadmi Party workers got into an argument on Wednesday with a student from the Hyderabad-based 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 Ki-moon October 2, 2013

    UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon on Wednesday urged the world to be inspired by the courage shown by Mahatma Gandhi, the apostle of non-violence who was born on this day in 1869. "Today we celebrate the birthday of Mahatma Gandhi and his resonant legacy of non-violence," 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 non-violence. 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 Editor-in-Chief Rajdeep Sardesai, Guha said, "His skills as a propagandist, an editor...
  • 'Wagah of the East' event along India-Bangladesh border put on hold October 2, 2013

    The unveiling of the 'Wagah of the East' event, along the India-Bangladesh 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 re-dedicate...
  • 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...
  • CJ Teaser: The Citizen Journalist Show September 27, 2013

    This week's CJ show celebrates the undying spirit of the Father of Nation. On the eve of Gandhi Jayanti, CJ show brings you inspiring teachings of Mahatma and CJ stories from children across the nation. Plus your videos and pictures and much more. ...
  • Gandhi Jayanti: poster contest at Cairo's Tahrir Square October 3, 2012

    Cairo: Mahatma Gandhi's birth anniversary has been observed in Egypt where a poster contest was organised to capture the essence of his message at the iconic Tahrir Square which witnessed a peaceful pro-democracy revolution last year. Indian Ambassador Navdeep Suri and renowned Egyptian artist Mohamed Abla jointly garlanded Gandhi's bust...
  • Gandhi Jayanti: Is Gandhi still relevant in our times? October 3, 2012

    Sagarika Ghose: Hi there, yes today is October 2, the date on which in the year 1869 was born Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi. Gandhi's message centred around broadly the concepts of satyagraha or struggle for the truth, Khadi, Ahimsa or non violence, village reconstruction and upliftment of Harijans. How far are...
  • FTN: Is Gandhi still relevant in our times? October 18, 2012

    Mahatma Gandhi's message centred around the concepts of struggle for the truth, non violence, village reconstruction and upliftment of Harijans. ...
  • Maharashtra: Thousands continue to suffer from malnutrition October 3, 2012

    Mumbai: As the nation remembers Mahatma Gandhi on his birth anniversary, there is a shame for the India he fought for. CNN-IBN travelled to Maharashtra's malnutrition capital Melghat, where thousands of kids continue to suffer from malnutrition. In June 2012, Surjabai Tota, 18 years of age and weiging just 28...
  • TDP chief to launch padayatra from Hindupur on Tuesday October 1, 2012

    Hyderabad: Telugu Desam Party president N Chandrababu Naidu will launch a padayatra (foot march) from Hindupur in Anantapur district of Andhra Pradesh on Tuesday, on the occasion of Gandhi Jayanti. The Leader of Opposition is expected to cover over 2000 km in 117 days covering about 13 out of 23 districts...
  • Team Anna to announce political party on Oct 2 August 13, 2012

    New Delhi: Erstwhile Team Anna member Arvind Kejriwal on Sunday said they will launch a party by October 2, coinciding with Gandhi Jayanti. Kejriwal's statement comes a day after the members met at Prashant Bhushan's residence on Saturday. The meeting was attended by Arvind Kejriwal, Prashant Bhushan, Kiran Bedi, Manish Sisodia,...
  • Pakistani makes Gandhi's portrait with blood October 3, 2011

    New Delhi: It was a rare event to see a Pakistani draw a portrait of Mahatma Gandhi and, that too, with his blood. Abdul Waseel presented one such creation of his on Sunday - the birth anniversary of Gandhi - at the Gandhi Darshan in the capital. "I think this is...
  • Indians abroad pay tribute to Mahatma Gandhi October 2, 2011

    Geneva/London: President Pratibha Patil on Sunday led the Indian community abroad in paying homage to the 'Father of the Nation' Mahatma Gandhi on his 142nd birth anniversary. Pratibha, who is in Geneva on a State Visit to Switzerland, offered flowers at the statute, where a group of Indian children...
  • Mahatma Gandhi, an inspiration to Bollywood October 2, 2011

    On the 142nd birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, CNN-IBN brings you a glimpse of the movies inspired by him. ...
  • Gandhi Jayanti: PM, Sonia visit Rajghat October 2, 2011

    New Delhi: It is Father of the Nation Mahatma Gandhi's 142nd birth anniversary on Sunday. Prime Minister Manmohan Singh visit Rajghat alongwith UPA Chief Sonia Gandhi. Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit and Urban Development Minister Kamal Nath were also present to pay honour the Mahatama. Senior BJP leader LK Advani was also...
  • CJ Show: 50 days, 50 citizens special September 4, 2011

    From August 15 to Gandhi Jayanti the Citizen Journalist show focuses on 50 citizens who have fought corruption in their own unique way. ...
  • Villages kids hardly know who Mahatma is October 2, 2010

    The Mahatma used to say "the heart of a nation lies in its villages". CNN-IBN travels to a village to find out how villages are doing. ...
  • Gandhi's appeal among Indians abroad October 2, 2010

    For many, Gandhiji is not about a defined image but a way of life. ...