Venkaiah Naidu launches 'Gandhi in Champaran' book in New Delhi
New Delhi: After 100 years of Mahatma Gandhi's visit to Champaran, Union Minister Venkaiah Naidu on Monday released 'Gandhi in Champaran' and Mahatma series books at National Mahatma Gandhi Museum in New Delhi. The 'Gandhi in Champaran' book is written by DG Tendulkar, the noted author.
After launching the book, the minister said that "Happy to launch the heritage publications on the day that marks the 100th year of Champaran Satyagraha."
In a series of tweets, Venkaiah Naidu said, "Life of Mahatma is a valuable lesson of humanity, compassion & determination to achieve the desired goal through non-violence & inclusion."
He also said, "Congratulations to @DPD_India, on the historic launch & hope they continue the good work publishing value literature."
Today in 1917, Mahatma Gandhi visited Champaran in Bihar state, where the farmers were forced to grow blue dye in three out ten parts of their lands. The man who alighted from the train in Muzaffarpur, began his first Satyagraha movement after he learned about the plights of the people caused by the Britishers.