Prime Minister Narendra Modi will launch a special digital exhibition on ‘Bapu Ko Karyanjali – Re-envisioning the Champaran Satyagraha on its 100th anniversary at National Archives in New Delhi on Monday.
April of 2017 marks the centenary of the Champaran Satyagraha – Mahatma Gandhi’s first Satyagraha in India. A century ago, Mahatma Gandhi had taken several steps to improve the condition of people in Champaran. These included efforts towards basic education, skill development, women empowerment and cleanliness.
Director General of National Archives Raghvendra Singh said, the exhibition is an effort to go beyond a mere symbolic recall and to re-emphasize the spirit of cleanliness which was close to Mahatma Gandhi’s heart and was also a key element of the Champaran movement. Mr Singh said, after inaugurating the exhibition, Prime Minister is also scheduled to address a gathering on the lawns of the National Archives.