G20/C20 Exhibition Stall of Sevagram Ashram Pratishthan

  Sevagram Ashram Pratishthan G20/ C20  Exhibition Stall  On request, Sevagram Ashram Pratishthan  arranged an exhibition  stall in the venue of G20 / C-20 Summit , Nagpur on March 20-21, 2023.In the stall, literature including Gandhi's Autobiography , Satyagraha in South Africa , Hind Swaraj   and couple of compiled  and selected works of Gandhi  were kept on display. Ashrams of Gandhi and Lanza del Vasto , a recent joint publication of Sevagram Ashram Pratishthan, some selected literature on Gandhian Thought,  Book Charkha, and  replicas of Spinning wheel were also kept on display. Interested persons have the option to procure these  items from the stall.  Inside the  stall, the portraits  of Gandhi, Mahatma Gandhi spinning inside  the Bapu Kuti of Sevagram Ashram, photo of iconic Bapu Kuti  were kept. The central theme of the stall centred around  the spinning  wheel,  which is  a symbol of sustainable economy and development.  Those who were visiting the stall had the opportuni

48 th Sarvodaya Sammelan Sessions at a Glance

 March 14, 2023 Session -2 After the inaugural function of   48th Sarvodaya Samaj Sammelan on 14 March 2023 ,the meeting discussed the central  theme in various sessions. Before the commencement of  session in the  afternoon, the meeting paid rich tributes to departed souls who have contributed to the cause of Sarvodaya and  passed away after the last meeting of Sarvodaya Samaj meeting . The   theme of   second session of the meeting was   challenges  to peace and justice  in the context of  increasing economic inequality,violence and war . Dr.Abhay Bang,  founder of Society for Education, Action and Research in Community Health (SEARCH) Gadchiroli , was the keynote  speaker.He reminded the august audience that Sarvodaya Samaj was established here  at Sevagram in the meeting  which took place at Mahadev Bhai Bhavan in 1948.We started from Sevagram and we are coming back here  to take stock of 75 years of experience.  He asked  following  questions:What is the state of the world and wha

48 th Sarvodaya Samaj Sammelan Inaugural Session

   The Inaugural Session The inaugural session of the  48th Sarvoday Samaj Sammelan on the theme No war No Violence: We are for Peace and Nonviolence  was held at the premises of Sevagram Ashram Pratishthan, Sevagram, Wardha, Maharashtra on 14 th March, 2023.  The programme  began with recital of Gandhi's favourite Bhajan, Vaishnava Janato  performed by Shri Jalandharnath and the team of Sevagram Ashram.  Shri Sunil Kedar, the Chairman of the reception committee and Former Guardian Minister of Wardha welcomed Ven. Prof.  Samdhong Rinpoche, Former Prime Minister of the Cabinet of the Central Tibetan Administration, the Tibetan government-in-exile based in Dharamshala; Smt.  Tara Gandhi Bhattacharjee, Vice-Chairperson, Gandhi Smriti and Darshan Smriti, New Delhi and the grand daughter of Mahatma Gandhi; Shri  Amarnath Bhai, Former President, Sarva Seva Sangh and other dignitaries. Shri  Sunil Kedar in his welcome address said that everybody knows what is happening now and we have to

Reading Gandhi and Kumarappa Today -March 9, 2023

Reading Gandhi and Kumarappa Today Reading Gandhi and Kumarappa Today Time Demands Gandhi          Online  Study Programme   As part of 75 th anniversary of Gandhi's martyrdom,  Gandhian  Collective Kerala,  announced  an Online  Study Programme  "Time Demands Gandhi" from Martyrs' day to Dandi Yatra.   Dr.Siby K Joseph, Director, Sri Jamanlal Bajaj Memorial Library and Research Centre for Gandhian Studies,  Sevagram Ashram Pratishthan, Wardha delivered 13 th lecture of this online Study Programme on March 9,2023.The programme began with a brief introduction about the keynote speaker by Adv.Georgekutty Kadaplackal.In his introduction,  he highlighted the contributions made by Dr.Siby K.Joseph in academics and activism. His activism started from students days with Gandhi Yuva Mandalam  he recalled.  Dr.Siby K.Joseph was instrumental in bringing together people from almost all States of India for fasting from homes from World Environment Day to Gandhi Jayanti Day in 202

75 Years of Sarva Seva Sangh and Sarvodaya Samaj

  75 Years of Sarva Seva Sangh and Sarvodaya Samaj Mahatma Gandhi, the Father of the nation, dreamed of creating 7 lakh 'living martyrs' in 7 lakh villages for the reconstruction of India. To give shape to this idea, he wanted that all the institutions of Sarvodaya thought should unite and form a strong national organization. With this in the view he had proposed a conference in Sevagram on 2-3 February 1948. Gandhi was supposed to return to Sevagram Ashram in February. But before that, a bullet of an ardent Hindu fundamentalist  snatched him away from the world.       To realize Gandhiji's idea, the conference to be held in February 1948, took place on 13, 15 March 1948 at Mahadevbhai Bhavan,  Sevagram. Eminent national leaders like Dr. Rajendra Prasad, Maulana Abul Kalam Azad, Dr. Zakir Hussain, Dr. J.C. Kumarappa, Acharya Vinoba Bhave attended this conference. 'Sarva Seva Sangh' (All India All Service Sangh) and 'Sarvodaya Samaj' was founded in the prese