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Gandhi at 150: Symposium and Celebration in South florida

Gandhi at 150: Symposium and Celebration in South Florida Florida Atlantic University‘s Peace, Justice and Human Rights (PJHR) initiative and International Hindu University will host a Gandhi Symposium, tentatively on October 19-20, 2019, at Florida Atlantic University (FAU), Davie, Florida. There have been a flood of important biographies about Gandhi and studies on his role in South Asian history, yet …

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Stagecoach to Pretoria: A Workshop in Gandhi’s Method of Nonviolent Resistance

Stagecoach to Pretoria: A Workshop in Gandhi’s Method of Nonviolent Resistance By Doug McGetchin The young attorney Mahatma Gandhi’s first trip inland to Pretoria, South Africa, in 1893 by train and stagecoach was a highly symbolic journey, illustrating his resolve and the power of his methods of nonviolence. When Gandhi arrived in Durban, South Africa, he had a First Class …

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Gandhi and Global Nonviolence

Gandhi and Global Nonviolence By Doug McGetchin, Associate Professor of History, Florida Atlantic University   International connections between India and the West (Europe and North America) have deep roots in the life and work of Gandhi, and in my career. I found South Asian thought and Gandhi through undergraduate classes at the University of Rochester some thirty years ago. “The …

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Mahatma Gandhi’s Approach to Health

Mahatma Gandhi’s Approach to Health By Prasad Gollanapalli Mahatma Gandhi’s approach to health is simple and natural. It is based on reason, understanding and practice. Health and wellbeing covers human body, mind and spirit. Gandhi’s approach to healthy life included disciplining the body and controlling mind. His experiments in dietetics began while he was in London. His understanding is: “Man …

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The Muslim “Frontier Gandhi” Abdul Ghaffar Khan

The Muslim “Frontier Gandhi” Abdul Ghaffar Khan By Elizabeth Siwica, History Major, Florida Atlantic University Abdul Ghaffar Khan (1890-1988) was a Muslim nonviolent activist who sought the end of British rule in India from the 1920s until independence in 1947. He was a key ally of Mahatma Gandhi, and to many, their friendship represented Muslim and Hindu unity. The British …

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2019 Padma Awards: Six Awardees from the United States Win India’s Highest Civilian Honor

2019 Padma Awards: Six Awardees from the United States Win India’s Highest Civilian Honor The Padma Awards are India’s highest civilian honors and are announced every year on the eve of Republic Day. Conferred on recommendations made by a committee constituted by the Prime Minister of India, these awards are given in three categories – Padma Vibhushan, Padma Bhushan, and …

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2019 Pravasi Bharatiya Samman Awardees

On January 9, 1915, Mahatma Gandhi returned from South Africa to India. To commemorate his return, the former Prime Minister, late Atal Bihari Vajpayee, choose the same day to celebrate the first Pravasi Bharatiya Divas (PBD) in 2003. These awards mark contributions of the overseas Indian community towards the development of India. PBD events are used as an opportunity by …

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Dr. Kiran Patel: Brand Ambassador of India By Raj Shah

A cardiologist, businessman, philanthropist, loving husband, caring father, and helpful friend, Dr. Kiran Patel (fondly known as Dr. K) is all this, and much more. One of the prestigious awardees of the 2019 Pravasi Bharatiya Samman Award, Dr. Patel grew up in Zambia, studied in Britain, got his medical degree in India and began his journey as a cardiologist in …

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Famous Quotes by Indian Freedom Fighters

Republic Day is celebrated in the remembrance of the day when the Indian Constitution became effective on January 26, 1950. This day is not just about marching parades or singing the National Anthem, but rather one to honor the patriotic sovereignty, integrity and secularist proud of India. Every Indian, no matter where he or she lives, should think about the …

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Swami Vivekananda’s historic speech


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