The world today is very different from the one that Mahatma Gandhi lived and worked in, but he anticipated some of the "pressing challenges" of the 21st century, President Ram Nath Kovind has said.
Zagreb: To celebrate Mahatma Gandhi 's 150th birth anniversary, India has offered a sculpture of the father of the nation to Croatia during President Ram Nath Kovind 's official visit.
Matondkar is expected to be a Congress candidate from Mumbai in the upcoming general election which is scheduled to be held from the next month in seven phases. Joining the party, Matondkar said, ;It was a step towards active politics given that she had been raised in a family that believed in social awareness and strong political ideals.;She further said, "I am from a family that has shaped my political views based on the ideology of Mahatma Gandhi, Jawaharlal Nehru and Sardar Patel. I am into social awareness right from my childhood. "
In an interesting initiative, the Indian Council of medical Research (ICMR) has developed a collector s edition of Indian Journal of Medical Research (IJMR) focusing on the health of Mahatma Gandhi and Gandhian principles of health.The special edition titled, Gandhi amp; Health @150 was launched in Dharamshala by His Holiness the Dalai Lama on 20th March 2019 to kick off a two day symposium (25 26 March 2019) in New Delhi, organised by ICMR and the National Gandhi Museum. 2019 is being celebrated at the 150th anniversary of the Father of the Nation.
Very well preserved in the National Gandhi Museum in New Delhi, Mahatma Gandhi's health files have now been published for the first time in the book "Gandhi and Health @ 150" by the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR). It was released in Dharamshala by the 14th Dalai Lama who said the Mahatma's philosophy of ahimsa (non violence) and mental hygiene are very relevant even in the 21st century. Gandhi ji weighed merely 46.7 kilograms and his height was five feet five inches or 165 centimetres as recorded in 1939. This gave him a body mass index of 17.1 which, according to current estimates, means an "underweight" individual.
The Father of the Nation's health records released by Indian Council of Medical Research on Monday in a special issue of its journal demonstrate how he suffered from high blood pressure through the better part of his life. In addition, he was grossly under nourished with a body weight of 46 kg and a body mass index of 17.1.In March and April of 1939 when the Congress party was virtually split into two camps led by Gandhi and Bose, Mahatma's blood pressure varied from 170 110 (March 4) and 180 110 (March 5) to 160 100 (April 30).
The Joint Secretary, Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, Vikram Sahay and the Director General, Publications Division, Sadhana Rout, inaugurated the India Pavilion at the London Book Fair, recently. The Fair is being held in the London Olympia from March 12 to 14. The India Pavilion lays special focus on the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi. It displays the digital version of the Collected Works of Mahatma Gandhi, apart from various other titles on culture, history and folklore of India. An interactive, digital media experience on life and times of Mahatma Gandhi, Statue of Unity and other major achievements of India is also available at the Pavilion. A seminar on Making of the Collected Works of Mahatma Gandhi , print and electronic versions, will also be organised during this fair. The additional director general, BOC, Ravi Rama Krishna and senior officials of the Indian High Commission in London were also present on the occasion.
Both Sonia and Rahul called the place an inspiration with the latter also congratulating the team at the Ashram for their work. "It is most inspiring for me to visit this museum...We are inspired by him (Mahatma Gandhi), his life, his sacrifices, " Sonia Gandhi wrote.
Hours after Congress president Rahul Gandhi took a swipe at Prime Minister Narendra Modi saying that the recent video of the PNB scam accused Nirav Modi in the UK shows an "uncanny similarity" between the two, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has hit back with a claim that the diamantaire 's loan was sanctioned a day after he met the leader of the grand old party. " Profound argument from a man who himself has a stolen surname hellip;. By the way, is it not true that in September 2013, you visited Nirav Modi's bridal jewellery exhibition in Delhi and the very next day Allahabad Bank approved loan to him, despite opposition from bank's director? ” asked the BJP in a tweet.The jibe was aimed at the Congress president 's grandfather Feroze Jahangir Ghandy 's surname. He changed his surname from Ghandy to Gandhi, after being Inspired by Mahatma Gandhi.
The apex court refused to take into account the plea in the review petition that claimed that "fresh" documents and evidence would clear the air in the matter."We have carefully gone through the review petition and the connected papers filed therewith. We do not find any ground, whatsoever, to entertain the same. The review petition is, accordingly dismissed," a bench comprising Justices S A Bobde and L N Rao said in a recent order.
The special notes have been designed by Dubai based Indian artist Akbar Saheb who is also the main illustrator for Prime Minister Narendra Modi's book "Mann Ki Baat". Each note will feature memorable incidents from the personal and political life of Gandhi as a tribute to his legendary status, said Ramkumar Sarangapani, Numisbing Group founder and President of the International Bank Note Society, Dubai. Mahatma Gandhi 150th Birth Anniversary: US Pays Tribute to the Apostle of Peace, Kicks Off Year Long Celebration at Capitol. "Besides the fact that these commemorative notes have a huge shelf value, the bigger reason for the initiative was to bring Mahatma Gandhi back to life using incidents that are more than just history lessons," said Sarangapani. The first (of two) note being released shows the "Promise to Mother" in 1888, the three vows the young Gandhi made to his mother Puttlibai before leaving for his law studies to England.
The India High commissioner to Ghana, Singh Yadav, says the relocation of Mahatma Gandhi 's statue marks an end to misconceived perception about the legacy of the Indian freedom fighter.According to him, Gandhi 's ideas influenced several freedom fighters across the world in attaining their goals.
Seoul: Mahatma Gandhi s lifestyle was a crucial lesson for the world facing the daunting challenge of global warming and climate change as he lived such a life that he did not leave any carbon footprint, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said Thursday.Unveiling a bust of Mahatma Gandhi at the prestigious Yonsei University here along with South Korean President Moon Jae in and former UN Secretary General Ban Ki moon, Modi said in the 20th Century, Mahatma Gandhi was perhaps the mankind s biggest gift .
The Prime Minister was awarded the prize money of $200,000 that he contributed to the Namami Gange fund. Thanking for his award, the Prime Minister said that he was honoured that the award was conferred on him on the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi. On his first day of the trip yesterday, PM Modi had unveiled a bust of Mahatma Gandhi at the Yonsei University.