After independence of india when gandhi’s idea started to fade from people’s memory, vinoba started his “bhoodan” movement. And in a period. More Interested in land reform, accomplished voluntarily, than in politics, he founded in , the Bhoodan Movement, or land-gift movement. He travelled. Bhoodan or Land Gift movement began with Acharya Vinoba Bhave in in Telangana. An inspirational icon, Vinoba Bhave’s work.
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As Vinoba himself put it: Peaceful revolution, revolutionary peace, the two streams united in Gandhi in a way that was altogether new.
The Bhoodan-Gramdan movement initiated inspired by Vinoba brought Vinoba to the international scene. Vinoba decided to walk three hundred miles to Hyderabad.
Telangana had been the scene of violent communist rebellion which was still smouldering in April Once in Telangana, Vinoba quickly showed his sensitivity to the new situation. On April 18ththe historic day of the very genesis of the Bhoodan movement, Vinoba entered Nalgonda district, the centre of Communist activity.
Pochampalli gave Vinoba a warm welcome. Vinoba went to visit the Harijan the Untouchables colony. The Harijans asked for movemrnt acres of land, forty wet, forty dry for forty families that would be enough.
This movement later on developed into a village gift or Gramdan movement. In OctoberVinoba was led to demand fifty million acres of land for the landless from the whole of India by Moement was indeed a very remarkable achievement for a constructive work movement.
The Programme of individual land-gifts was still there, but henceforth became a neglected activity. All this continued till Those progammes were Sampattidan Wealth-giftShramdan Labour-giftJeevandan Life-long commitment to the movement by co-workersShanti-Sena Peace-armySadhandan gift of implements for agricultural operations.
As regards attitudinal transformation, the propagation of ideas combined with the above material achievements, could not but affect the mind of the thinking people.
Ultimately Jayaprakash devoted his entire life to the construction of a Sarvodaya society. Louis Fischer, the famous Movenent correspondent said: He narrated his memorable experiences as he moved with Vinoba into rural India.
We experienced inthe Bhoodan Movement is giving the message of Renaissance in India. The British quaker, Donald Groom, trekked with Bhooadn Sarvodaya co-workers for six months in the central India covering a distance of miles.
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The American friend Rev. David Graham, an English journalist of Sunday Standard, included Vinoba as one of the creative rebels. Arthur Koestler, in wrote in London Observer, that the Bhoodan Movement presented an Indian alternative to the Nehruvian model of Western development.