Indian Navy commemorates 130th anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi's 'Satyagraha' in Durban

Tags: National Defence National News

INS Trishul, a flagship warship of the Indian Navy, celebrated the 130th anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi's 'Satyagraha' at the Durban port in South Africa.

An Overview of the News 

  • The purpose of its visit was to commemorate the 130th anniversary of an incident that took place on 7 June 1893 at Pietermaritzburg railway station.

  • The incident led to Mahatma Gandhi being ejected from a train and played an important role in his fight against discrimination.

  • INS Trishul's visit to Durban harbour serves as a commemoration of Gandhi's 'Satyagraha'.

  • 'Satyagraha' refers to Gandhi's doctrine of nonviolent resistance.

  • By celebrating 'Satyagraha' on board INS Trishul, the Indian Navy pays tribute to the principles of Gandhi and inspires generations to come.

About the visit of INS Trishul warship to Durban

  • Its visit to Durban is part of the Navy's celebrations for India's 75th Independence anniversary and the resumption of diplomatic relations between India and South Africa 30 years ago.

  • The visit included a commemorative meeting at Pietermaritzburg Railway Station, paying homage to the Gandhi Plinth and a performance by the Indian Navy Band.

  • A 'Gandhi-Mandela-King Conference' will be organised in association with the Pietermaritzburg Gandhi Foundation and the University of KwaZulu-Natal.

Mahatma Gandhi Satyagraha

  • Satyagraha was a nonviolent resistance movement initiated by Mahatma Gandhi during the Indian independence struggle against British rule.

  • Satyagraha was first employed in South Africa in 1915 when Gandhi led a successful resistance against discriminatory racial laws.

  • The movement gained momentum in India during the 1920s and 30s, leading to important civil disobedience campaigns such as the Salt March and the Quit India Movement.

  • The principles of satyagraha were also applied to other struggles around the world, including the fight against colonialism in Africa and Latin America.

  • Mahatma Gandhi's Satyagraha is considered one of the most powerful and successful tools for social and political change, adopted by people across the world.

Please Rate this article, so that we can improve the quality for you -