Gandhi ' s tryst with Bihar enters 100th year

The Bihar government has planned year-long celebrations to mark the 100th anniversary of his first visit to Bihar and the Satyagraha movement led by Gandhi for the fight for freedom.

Key Points

  • Gandhi came to Bihar at the invitation of indigo cultivator Raj Kumar Shukla who requested him to take up the cause of the farmers who were forced to grow indigo by the British.
  • Gandhi arrived at Patna station (old Bankipore railway station) and hence the Patna Junction would commemorate his first visit to Bihar’s Capital.
  • The Bihar Tourism Department is also set to promote Gandhi path in concurrence with the Satyagraha centenary.
  • A wide range of activities, ranging from seminars to workshops and exhibitions, have been charted out from Patna to Motihari (East Champaran district headquarters).

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