'Satyagraha Helped Gandhi Transform Indian Political Scene'

Published: 12th September 2014 06:06 AM  |   Last Updated: 12th September 2014 08:42 AM   |  A+A-


VISAKHAPATNAM: Mahatma Gandhi developed a system in the 20th century by using himself as a laboratory where he experimented with truth like a scientist and found solutions for major problems being faced by the humanity in the 21st century, Gandhi Smriti and Gandhi Darshan Samithi (New Delhi) former director Savita Singh has observed. She was delivering a special lecture on ‘The Saga of Satyagraha’ at GITAM Centre for Gandhian Studies in GITAM University here Thursday.

Savita Singh said that through his intense faith in truth, non-violence and mass movements like Satyagraha, Gandhi had succeeded in transforming political activity. “Many of us vividly remember the terrorist attacks in the US on September 11, but it was on the same day in 1906 when Gandhi crafted the programme of Satyagraha although the christening happened a little later. As a visionary he had foreseen these situations coming through the outcome of the follies of mankind committed throughout the 20th century,” she said.

Gandhi cautioned people to go only this far and not beyond, slow your pace and ponder carefully before you take the next step, she pointed.

GITAM chancellor K Ramakrishna Rao, Institute of Management dean and principal K Siva Rama Krishna and Center for Gandhian Studies director B Sambasiva Prasad were present.

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