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Wednesday, Aug 21, 2019

From HT archives: When Mahatma Gandhi wrote on khadi and Hindi

On Gandhi Jayanti, a selection of the Mahatma’s writings in the Hindustan Times.

india Updated: Oct 02, 2017 09:57 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times, New Delhi
The Bhitiharwa Gandhi Ashram in West Champaran, Bihar.
The Bhitiharwa Gandhi Ashram in West Champaran, Bihar. (Arvind Yadav/ Hindustan Times)

On the occasion of the 148th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, here’s a look at a few articles he authored for Hindustan Times.

Articles authored by Gandhi in HT
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When India achieved Independence on August 15, 1947, Hindustan Times reported about several prominent personalities paying homage to Mahatma Gandhi.

Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru in his speech referring to Gandhiji said: “ The ambition of the greatest man of our generation has been to wipe every tear from every eye... Succeeding generations will bear the imprint in their hearts of this great son of India, magnificent in his faith and strength and courage and humanity.”

Dr Rajendra Prasad said: “ Gandhiji represents that undying spirit in our culture and make-up which has kept India alive through vicissitudes of history. He – enabled us to stand up for justice to claim our birth- right of freedom and placed on our hands the matchless and unfailing weapon of non-violence, which without arms and armaments has won us the invaluable prize of Swaraj...”

Sardar Patel said in his Independence message : “ We are proud to have brought India to its goal and acclaim the glorious results achieved by a long sustained , peaceful and non-violence struggle under Gandhiji’s inspring leadership.”

Acharya Kripalani said: “ That this (Independence) has been possible is due to the inspiring leadership of Mahatma Gandhi, who, if any man may so be called, is the Father of the Nation.”

Here are a few other articles published in Hindustan Times on Gandhi:

Articles on Gandhi from HT archives
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First Published: Oct 02, 2017 09:53 IST

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