Mahatma Gandhi's kin to attend centenary celebrations

Mahatma Gandhi's kin to attend centenary celebrations

 Four members of Mahatma Gandhi’s family, including his three grandchildren and a great grandson, will attend the inaugural event which will mark the beginning of centenary celebrations of Champaran Satyagraha from April 10 onwards.

Those who have given their consent to attend the function include Mahatma Gandhi’s grandsons Raj Mohan Gandhi and Gopal Krishna Gandhi (former Governor of West Bengal), grand daughter Tara Gandhi Bhattacharya and great grandson Tushar Gandhi.
Bihar is observing the centenary celebration of Champaran Satyagraha, also known as the Indigo movement, as it was in April 1917 when Mahatma Gandhi visited Bihar on the invitation of a farmer Raj Kumar Shukla to launch an agitation against British atrocities on farmers engaged in indigo cultivation.

It was Champaran Satyagraha which eventually catapulted Mahatma Gandhi on the national scene during the freedom struggle. A series of programmes has been chalked out which will commence on April 10. The Bhim Rao Ambedkar University has planned to adopt villages visited by Mahatma Gandhi during his visit to Champaran. “A heritage walk will take place on the footsteps of Gandhi while travelling from Muzaffarpur to Champaran,” informed the vice-chancellor of the varsity, A N Yadav.

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