Delhi Public School International Kampala and the Indian high commission in Uganda on Friday marked 100 years of Champaran Satyagraha movement at the school campus in Naguru.
Champaran Satyagraha was the first disobedience movement against British rule in India in 1917 in the Champaran district of Bihar. While Champaran is a name of a place Satyagraha means "insistence on truth".
Under the British rule, many farmers in the Champaran district of Bihar were forced to grow indigo in their lands, much to their dismay. To fight this, a money lender named Raj Kumar Shukla reached out to Mahatma Gandhi and requested him to come and help them.
Ghandhi came to Champaran on April 10 of 1917 with a band of lawyers. Gandhi and his lawyers travelled across the district to different villages, meeting farmers and taking note of their sufferings and complaints against the forced indigo cultivation giving birth to the movement that participated in India push for independence.
Delhi Public School International, owned by Ruparelia Group and only school in Uganda offering India’s CBSE curriculum regularly participates in Indian cultural festivities.
The school’s mission is to foster the all-round development of children by facilitating their learning in an exciting, inspiring, challenging and innovative environment.