National seminar on Gandhian Liberation Techniques for the National Regeneration Movement - Second F (GRU2008)

Venue: Silver Jubilee Hall

Location: Dindigul, Tamil Nadu, India

Event Date/Time: Feb 01, 2008 End Date/Time: Feb 03, 2008
Registration Date: Dec 15, 2007
Early Registration Date: Dec 15, 2007
Abstract Submission Date: Nov 30, 2007
Paper Submission Date: Dec 15, 2007
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¡§The Congress has won political freedom, but it is yet to win economic freedom, social and moral freedom. These freedoms are harder than the political if only because they are constructive, less exciting and not spectacular¡¨
- M.K. Gandhi, 27 Jan. 1948

Introduction: The political freedom that we won in 1947 is only the first step towards achieving the goal of ¡¥Purna Swaraj¡¦ for India. We also need to win economic, social and moral freedoms as pointed out by Mahatma Gandhi in a letter written on 27th Jan. 1948, just 3 days before his martyrdom. This is the unfinished task bequeathed to posterity by the Father of the nation and other ¡¥freedom fighters¡¦ who laid down their lives for the political freedom of this country. Of these three-fold freedoms that are yet to be won for India, the ¡¥moral freedom¡¦ is the most important one at this critical moment in the history of our nation. Without moral freedom no other freedom can be sustained. Hence, a ¡¥Second Freedom Struggle¡¦ has become an imperative of the era to liberate India from the evil forces and win moral freedom for our country.

Gandhigram Rural University, Gandhigram: Gandhigram Rural University was founded on Gandhian Principles. It dedicates its services to Rural Development. The University is known for its Community Development and Extension Programmes as well as social research activities. The Alumni of the University engage themselves in various tasks focused on National Development. They play a vital role in the National Development with NGOs participation and partnership. This reputed University has a track record in organizing, conducting conferences and setting trends at the National and International level. It is now well poised for the Second Freedom Struggle.

Location: Gandhigram is located 55 km away from Madurai on the northern side. The nearest airport is Madurai and the nearest railway station is Dindigul and Ambathurai, which is closer to Gandhigram Rural University. All the trains stop at Ambathurai except a few trains.

National Regeneration Movement (NRM): The National Regeneration Movement was initiated by Swami Sachidananda Bharathi at Hyderabad during the Golden Jubilee of Indian Independence for moral regeneration and national reconstruction of India under the patronage of Swami Ranganathananda and with the active support of Bharat Ratna Sri.C.Subramaniam. During this 10th anniversary of NRM Swami Sachidananda Bharathi is undertaking an all-India peace pilgrimage to unite the citizens of this country for the mission of national regeneration and to seek their active participation in transforming NRM into a ¡¥Second Freedom Struggle¡¦ for the moral freedom of India. Swamiji started his all-India peace pilgrimage which he has termed ¡¥Desh Vandana-2007¡¦ from New Delhi on 30th Jan 2007 with a self-dedication at Rajghat and a prayer meeting at Gandhi Smriti. Gandhigram Rural University also wishes to play a humble yet valuable part in this historic mission

About the Seminar: Soon after the conclusion of ¡¥Desh Vandana-2007¡¦ on 30th Jan 2008 at Gandhi Mandapam, Kanyakumari, there will be a 3-day National Seminar from 1st to 3rd February 2008 at Gandhigram Rural University on ¡§Gandhian Liberation Techniques for the National Regeneration Movement (Second Freedom Struggle)¡¨. We are glad that our University is given the opportunity to host this National Seminar.
Those attending this national seminar are expected to play leadership roles in the NRM. I am informed that you are keen to join us in the national seminar. I extend a warm welcome to you to Gandhigram Rural University. Please fill up the enclosed registration form and send it to us along with the registration fee of Rs.300/- drawn in favour of Navasrushti International Trust payable at Ernakulam. You need to meet only your transportation expenses to and from Gandhigram University. We will be glad to extend warm hospitality including accommodation and food to all delegates. As we can accommodate only 150 delegates for this national seminar please send your registration at the earliest.

Call for Paper: The full paper on Gandhian liberation techniques for Clean public life, Land and livelihood rights, Decentralisation of power and resources through PR institutions may be sent to the organizers. Kindly send a hard copy along with CD, neatly typed in A4 sheets, not exceeding 5-pages.

For further details please contact:
Prof. S. Narayanasamy
Head & Seminar Director
Dept. of Gandhian Thought & Peace Science
Gandhigram Rural University
Gandhigram-624 302 (Mobile: 94422 12210)

Organising Committee:

Adviser : Swami Sachidananda Bharathi
Chairperson: Dr. M.R. Kubendran, Chairman,
IAC, GRU, Gandhigram
Dr. M. William Baskaran Dr. M. Mallammal
Dr. R. Mani Dr. S. Radhakrishnan
Dr. S. Andiappan Sri. B. Arunachalam
Sri. R. Srinivasan Ar. N. Ramalingam


Gandhigram Rural University, Gandhigram-624302
Tamil Nadu

Additional Information

Registration Form for National Seminar on ¡§Gandhian Liberation Techniques for the National Regeneration Movement (Second Freedom Struggle)¡¨ 1-3 February 2008 Dept. of Gandhian Thought and Peace Science Gandhigram Rural University, Gandhigram-624 302 ƒÛ Navasrushti International Trust, Dharma Bharathi Mission, Ernakulam 1. Name: 2. Address: 3. Organisation 4. Experience of working with the National Regeneration Movement, if any 5. Arrival and Accommodation: (For all the participants food and simple accommodation is available at GRU from the evening of 31st January 2008 upto the evening of 3rd February 2008). No TA/DA will be paid by the organisers Date and time of arrival: Date and time of departure: Enclosed please find a DD/Cheque No. ¡K¡K¡K¡K¡K¡K¡K.. dated ¡K¡K¡K¡K¡K¡K for Rs.300/- as Registration Fee in favour of Navasrushti International Trust, Ernakulam. Date: Signature