Singh to 'relive' Satyagraha
The Prime Minister will inaugurate the centenary celebrations of the 'Satyagraha' movement or 'Passive Resistance'.india Updated: Oct 03, 2006 12:40 IST
In September 1906, Mahatma Gandhi began his Satyagraha from South Africa to oust British rulers from India.
Exactly hundred years later, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh travels to the country to relive those moments.
The Prime Minister will inaugurate the centenary celebrations of the 'Satyagraha' movement or 'Passive Resistance' which later became the roadmap for South African iconic leader Nelson Mandela's struggle against apartheid.
On October 1, the Prime Minister will participate in Mahatma Gandhi's Satyagraha centenary celebrations, which will be highlighted by speeches by Dr Singh and South African President Thabo Mbeki.
Noted Sarod Player Amjad Ali Khan will also give a performance on the occasion.
He will alsopay homage at the Resistance Park where South Africans put into practice Gandhian principles of passive resistance in the fight against apartheid.
The Prime Minister will also visit the Phoenix Settlement, which was set up by Mahatma Gandhi in 1904.
Dr Singh will visit the Pietermaritzburg Railway Station where Mahatma Gandhi was thrown out from the 'whites only' compartment of a train on June seven, 1893.
He will also inaugurate a photo exhibition at a prison in Johannesburg where Gandhi was incarcerated.