PM Narendra Modi to inaugurate exhibition marking 100 years of Bapu's Champaran Satyagrah
Champaran Satyagraha was the first non-violence action initiated by Mahatma Gandhi, who during his stay in Bihar, also delved in detail with the social problems like scavenging, illiteracy.
New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will on Monday inaugurate an exhibition to mark the 100 years of Mahatma Gandhi's Champaran Satyagrah.
The exhibition, titled 'Swachhagraha - Bapu Ko Karyanjali - Ek Abhiyan, Ek Pradarshani', will be held in the national capital.
The PM will also launch an 'Online Interactive Quiz' at the event which is being organised by the National Archives of India. The quiz will continue for 30 months till October 2019.
In a series of tweets on Sunday, PM Modi said the Champaran Satyagraha was a historic mass movement which had a phenomenal impact and appealed to the countrymen to become 'Swachhagrahis' and create a Swachh Bharat.
He also said that the exhibition will connect essential principles of Satyagraha with Swachhagraha.
"A century ago, Indians became Satyagrahis and fought colonialism. Today, let us become Swachhagrahis and create a Swachh Bharat.”
"Champaran Satyagraha was a historic mass movement led by Bapu. Its impact was phenomenal," the Prime Minister said yesterday.
The exhibition will be available for public for a month from Tuesday at National Archives of India (NAI) here.
Home Minister Rajnath Singh and Culture Minister Mahesh Sharma are expected to attend the event. The exhibition will also be showcased in other cities of the country after a month.
Swachh Bharat Abhiyan (Clean India Movement) was launched on October 2, 2014, with an aim to achieve clean India and aims to achieve an Open-Defecation Free (ODF) by October 2, 2019, the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi.
Gandhi had arrived in Champaran, a district in Bihar, in 1917 to take up the cause of the farmers who were forced to grow indigo, instead of food crops, by the British.
Champaran Satyagraha was the first non-violence action initiated by Gandhi, who during his stay in Bihar, also delved in detail with the social problems like scavenging, illiteracy, and issues related to women and health.
(With PTI inputs)