Acharya Vinoba Bhave
- The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi has paid tributes to Acharya Vinoba Bhave on his Jayanti.
About Acharya Vinoba Bhave
- Vinayak Narahari also known as Vinoba Bhave; 11 September 1895 – 15 November 1982 was an Indian advocate of nonviolence and human rights. Often called Acharya, he is best known for the Bhoodan Movement.
- He is considered a National Teacher of India and the spiritual successor of Mahatma Gandhi.
The Bhoodan Movement:
- The Bhoodan movement (Land Gift movement), also known as the Bloodless Revolution, was a voluntary land reform movement in India.
- It was initiated by Gandhian Vinoba Bhave in 1951 at Pochampally village, Pochampally.
- The Bhoodan movement attempted to persuade wealthy landowners to voluntarily give a percentage of their land to landless people.
- Philosophically, Bhave was influenced by Mahatma Gandhi’s Sarvodaya movement and Gram Swarajya.
Swami Vivekananda’s Chicago Speech
- The Prime Minister of India has recalled Swami Vivekananda’s outstanding 1893 speech at Chicago.
- He has said that it was on this day in 1893 that he delivered one of his most outstanding speeches in Chicago.
About the historic speech:
- On September 11 in 1893, more than a century ago, Swami Vivekananda delivered a speech at the World Parliament of Religions in Chicago and introduced the world to the human values of India.
- Swami Vivekananda is believed to have introduced the concepts and ideals of the Vedanta to the Western world. He became popular in the West after his famous speech at the World’s Parliament of Religions.