Mahatma Gandhi, the Father of our Nation, is recognized the world over for his teachings on peace and non-violence. His birth anniversary, 2nd October, is observed as the International Day of Non-Violence by the United Nations. Gandhi's teachings on non-violence were not limited to conflicts between human beings but also highlighted the need for living in harmony with Nature and Natural Resources. His teachings are therefore even more relevant today, at a time when the world is grappling with an imminent environmental crisis in the form of global warming and climate change. Almost a century ago, in 1909, Mahatma Gandhi had already envisioned and identified the insatiable and unending pursuit of material pleasure and development in the Western Society as a threat to the Planet and it...
Gandhi Bhawan, University of Delhi invites citizens to celebrate the World Environment Day on 5th June! Gandhi Bhawan will be planting saplings to celebrate the day and will also organising a talk followed by a presentation. A talk on Environment Matters for Mosquito Control will be delivered by Dr. V. Thareja, Associate Professor of Zoology in the Zoology Department, Miranda House, University of Delhi and a team of students. The talk will be followed by a presentation on Road Safety by Hero MotoCorp Ltd. Date: 5 June, 2016 Time: 9.00 am t 12.00 noon Venue: Gandhi Bhawan, University of Delhi (North Campus) For further information, contact: Gandhi Bhawan 32, Chattra Marg University of Delhi Delhi - 110007 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Image by Giridhar V.C.
The Swacch Bharat Abhiyan, launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi - on and well before October 2nd, has created measurable waves across the country. As a result of this campaign, unclean surroundings is no longer acceptable and littering is now frowned upon. Citizens across the country have become more conscious when it comes to disposing of their waste and waste pickers are no longer a liability. Based on the ideology propounded by the Father of the Nation Mahatma Gandhi, the Swacch Bharat Abhiyan is surely a campaign in the right direction for ensuring a litter free country and improving the image of India in the global tourism arena. However, what needs to be remember here is a related issue which was equally, if not more, close to Gandhi. And that is the issue of sanitation, a...
Kisan Swaraj Yatra is a pan-Indian outreach and mobilization effort to draw fresh attention of the nation to the continuing agrarian crisis in India. The Yatra, organized by ASHA (Alliance for Sustainable and Holistic Agriculture), a loose network of hundreds of organizations across the country, had set off on Gandhi Jayanti at Sabarmati Ashram and will now be reaching Rajghat on December 11th 2010. The Kisan Swaraj Yatra, which found a loud response with farmers and others all over the country so far, is calling for a comprehensive new path for Indian agriculture – a path that will provide livelihood and food security for our farmers, keep our soils alive, and our food and water poison-free. So far, scores of farmers and other citizens have traveled across the country with a messag
Nation remembers its leaders on their birthday, Lal Bahadur Shastri, 'the politician who made no money' and Mahatma Gandhi, the father of the nation who we put on every currency note October 2nd reminds us of the birthday of two of our national leaders, Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi and Lal Bahudar Shastri. Both these leaders played a significant role in India’s Independence movement. Their struggle and hardships gave India her independence while the principles, values and learning from them are nothing less than an environmental awareness lesson on sustainable development. By means of non-violence, civil disobedience and Satyagraha, Mahatma Gandhi set India free and inspired civil movements for freedom across the world. Addressed as Bapu ,“the father of the nation”, his birthday is comm
File photo: Rajendera Singh being interviewed by Swiss media over the Satyagrah against the construction of the CWG Village on the Yamuna floodplain in Delhi. Bapu was witness to the Satyagrah (that did not work) for protecting the Yamuna throughout and also to the inundation of his Samadhi (consequently) with the Yamuna water this season On behalf of the Delhi Greens organisation, the DG Blog wishes all our readers heartiest greetings on the occasion of Gandhi Jayanti. As far as I can remember, every Gandhi Jayanti since my childhood days was celebrated by cleaning the colony and nearby areas. Me and my friends used to come together and join the elders in the clean up drive. After the tiring ordeal, we would all have refreshments together in the colony playground. None of us, me and my...
The Alliance for Sustainable & Holistic Agriculture, a loose network of individuals and organizations who believe that sustainable agriculture is the only way forward are calling for a Kisan Swaraj Yatra (literally, Farmers Freedom Journey) from Sabarmati in Gujarat all the way to Rajghat in Delhi. The Yatra is an outreach effort across India towards self-reliant, ecological farming and for securing farming communities’ rights and will commence on October 2, 2010 on Gandhi Jayanthi from Sabarmati and will conclude in Delhi on December 11, 2010. It will cover the states of Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Goa, Karnataka, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Pondicherry, Andhra Pradesh, Orissa, Chattisgarh, West Bengal, Jharkhand, Bihar, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Himachal Pradesh, Punjab, Raj
At the Delhi Airport's integrated T-3 Terminal Inauguration in July, 2010: Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh, along with Chairperson, UPA and National Advisory Council, Smt. Sonia Gandhi, Minister for Civil Aviation, Shri Praful Patel and the CM of Delhi, Smt. Sheila Dikshit In September 1985, under the leadership of India's youngest prime minister Rajiv Gandhi, India first got its own Ministry of Environment and Forests. This year the ministry has proudly completed 25 years in the service of protecting and preserving the environment of the country. The interest and vision was shared by his mother, the first lady prime minister of the country. Mrs. Indira Gandhi had brought out the country’s first Wildlife Protection Act in 1972. And she had launched the first Tiger Project in 1973.
Inviting graduates, post graduatesand young working professionals across disciplines...to be a part of the solution! Gandhi Fellowship , an initiative of Kaivalya Education Foundation is an intensive 2-year programme that helps talented young people develop the leadership skills to cause disproportionate positive change in society. The Fellowship challenges these young people to support primary school headmasters to turn around their failing schools, thus improving the quality of education provided in India’s government schools. By taking on real challenges and solving ‘live’ problems that exist today in schools across India, Fellows learn the generic skills that will allow them to lead change on a wide range of issues in other sectors. In the process Fellows are themselves supporte
Toxics Link’s Environment & Health Public Lecture Series How the Australian Rainforests were saved - the influence of Gandhi Australia-India Council, Kalpvriksh and Toxics Link cordially invite you to an evening imbued in film, music and ecology by renowned conservationists Speaker: John Seed Very few of us are aware that the world's first direct action in defence of rainforests took place at Terania Creek in northern New South Wales (NSW) Australia in 1979. Strongly influenced by Gandhi's principle of Satyagraha, the movement hugely influenced the drafting of a historic legislation by NSW government in 1982 to protect the rainforests there. John Seed, the founder-director of the Rainforest Information Centre, Australia, has been involved in direct actions that have result