It is 128 years since the incident of Mahatma Gandhi being pushed down from the train. It is worth noting that this incident of June 7, 1893 marked Mahatma Gandhi’s decision to fight racial discrimination in South Africa and later India’s independence movement. impressed a lot.
Johannesburg. in Pietermaritzburg, South Africa Mahatma Gandhi On the occasion of 128 years of being pushed down from the train, various scholars of the world discussed about the messages of the Father of the Nation of India which remain relevant for the world even today. The incident that inspired Mahatma Gandhi to follow the path of truth and non-violence happened on June 7, 1893, in which he had to be a victim of racial discrimination due to being black. David Gengan, chairman of the Pietermaritzburg Gandhi Memorial Committee, said the committee had decided a few years ago that the June 7, 1893 event and its impact on young Gandhi would be remembered by holding a discussion each year on its anniversary.
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David said that the seeds of Satyagraha, Gandhi’s main weapon for the movement, were sown here in Pietermaritzburg on the night of June 7, 1893. Mahatma Gandhi lived in South Africa for about 21 years. During this time his philosophical ideas developed and he got inspiration to walk on the path of non-violence and truth. Every year this discussion is organized at the same place where this incident took place. But due to the Kovid-19 epidemic, it is being organized through online medium for the last two times.
Taking part in the discussion, Ila Gandhi, granddaughter of Mahatma Gandhi and head of the Gandhi Development Trust, said that Gandhi discovered many truths during his lifetime. He said, “I believe that in times when we are facing a great challenge like the Kovid-19 pandemic, then the importance of Gandhi’s ideas increases even more.” Sailo Hatang, CEO of Nelson Mandela Foundation said. That Gandhi’s vision and way of thinking were something that could be achieved by all human beings. Significantly, this incident of June 7, 1893 greatly influenced Mahatma Gandhi’s decision to fight racial discrimination in South Africa and later India’s independence movement.
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