To see the Indian freedom struggle as a step towards Swaraj is to see and understand this struggle in a single way. This struggle for independence is the name of the commendable process of intense modern formation of the Indian people. Mahatma Gandhi’s glorious contribution to this process was that he made the countrymen aware of the creative potential and power of non-violence. The country is in that era when these golden pages of history are completing a hundred years of journey. Recalling the Non-Cooperation Movement in the midst of the situation caused by the Korana crisis is like seeing the 100-year-old version of the date transformed into new calligraphy of timeliness. Explaining how the leaks of the non-cooperation movement teach in the current situation, Prem Prakash.
India is now in a period of time when the pages of its history 100-150 years ago are facing a new lesson. It is also important in this context that till seven decades ago we were in that phase of subjugation, in which nothing was neither of the mind nor of ourselves. If anything, the struggle that eventually ended the world’s largest colonial rule as a British rule. The country is currently celebrating the 150th anniversary of its father in the midst of the Corona crisis. Gandhi’s lessons from cleanliness to swadeshi and self-reliance are both positively felt by both the government and society in the new circumstances created by Corona.
In this context, some major steps have also been taken. Meanwhile, one hundred years of another golden chapter of the Hindustani date have been completed. This chapter is about the non-cooperation movement. The movement is also considered as the first revolution of the country. From the Ghadar of 1857 to the Non-Cooperation Movement of 1920, the Indian people went through many important processes like self-determination and renaissance. Indian society participated in the Non-Cooperation Movement, not only from the sense of identity to the urge of Swaraj but also the patience and courage of a lot of creative enterprise within it.
Power of non-cooperation
August 1, 1920, is the day when Mahatma Gandhi introduced the country to Swaraj as a new force and weapon in the form of ‘non-cooperation’. While setting the goal of the non-cooperation movement, Gandhi had given the slogan of achieving Swaraj within a year. He appealed to the countrymen to abandon the voluntary relations with the British Government and assured the countrymen that if non-cooperation was followed properly India would achieve Swaraj within a year.
Although this movement could not be fully successful in its cause, it definitely provided new energy and direction to the Indian freedom struggle. This movement established Gandhi at the national level. It is interesting that only five years had passed when Mahatma Gandhi returned from South Africa. He was a completely new face for India’s national politics.
Earlier, his use of Champaran Satyagraha was not directed against the British. However, Champaran certainly gave Gandhi the land where he tried the experiment and power of Satyagraha for the first time in India. This experiment gave him confidence that Indian society can not only be awakened in a non-violent and constructive way, but also through it can achieve great agitational achievements. Therefore, it is also important to understand that for the first time through the Non-Cooperation Movement, Gandhi’s shadow fell on the national landscape of India and he came to the center of the freedom struggle.
Concept of self-reliance
Gandhi’s fantasy of Swaraj was not just an end to British rule. They also wanted to create the modesty of a strong and self-reliant India. In the vocabulary that became popular due to the government initiative in the midst of the Corona crisis, the non-cooperation movement was focused on the concept of ‘Self-reliant India’ by Gandhi. Two things were clear in front of him.
On one hand, he did not want any dependence on the British or British government, while on the other hand, he was also acquainting the countrymen with the strength of their ability and hard work. In this movement, Indians disagreed with the Firangi government at every level, opposing it. Along with the elite sections of society, farmers, laborers, tribals, women all openly opposed the British government for the sake of Swaraj.
Thus, 1920 proved to be a year of self-confidence and hope for a better future for Indians. Indians moved out of the small circles of greed and self-interest and gave up the sacrifice for the greater interest of the country and society. Many people quit their jobs for Swaraj’s sake. Daily wage workers stopped going to work. Commendably, the freedom struggle of 1857 had lashed the Indian public in 1920 with all the expectations after which you take to the streets with a big agitational oath.
Current fate and compliment lessons
The celebration of the 100 years of the Non-Cooperation Movement and the lessons related to it should be discussed in a constructive atmosphere in the country. Today, all the countries of the world, including India, are facing an epidemic that has questioned our civilizational development and behavior more than health. Negligence from the inside to the outside of the house is overbearing all of us today for thinking, eating, drinking, coming, and going anywhere.
Not only this, in the midst of this crisis, the extent of violence, which has moved from houses to streets with greater intensity and heinousness, is also a question of modernity, which is answered by the glorious claims of development in the 21st century. Have been.
Epidemic and Mahatma
Interestingly, during the Corona crisis, the person who’s learning was most remembered from America, Britain and other parts of the world is Mahatma Gandhi. Therefore, today when we are remembering the first biggest movement of his life after a hundred years, we find many occasional sources of learning readily. For example, non-cooperation because paralysis is nothing but acceptance of subordination.
Gandhi still gave a message of self-sufficiency, calling for non-cooperation and distance with British rule and resources. Call it the lesson of the date or the effort of the hundred-year-old scriptures of the date that the message of self-reliant India should become a permanent part of the understanding and conduct of Indians today, this need is getting a lot of acceptance.
Abhay’s nine sutras
Eminent Gandhian activist Dr. Abhay Bang recently took an occasional initiative to explain how he would have been dealing with this epidemic had Gandhi been there today. Bang gave a nine-point program for this. These programs which came in the form of first speech and then article, are much discussed these days.
One important point that Abhay Bang makes with the discussion of cowardice, sickness, religious harmony, etc., is that Gandhi would have been with a walk of hundreds of thousands of kilometers to return home to migrant laborers if he were today. It is not the case that the workers of the country are crying on the streets and as we sit in our houses and create a topic of occasional thinking or discussion, we are highlighting the negation of our humanity, as Gandhi would have done. He would stand with his laboring brothers in these moments of suffering and earnestly strive for whatever was possible for their livelihood and other needs.
The non-cooperation movement is also an example of mutual support and solidarity of Indian society. India set this example as a slave. Today we are independent. However, in the circumstances, there is more need for love, harmony, and cooperation in the country and society today. Living up to this need is the biggest lesson of the Non-cooperation movement. This lesson is necessary to protect those qualities of humanity in a difficult time, due to which man has a sensitive and creative position between nature and biological creation.