Champaran Satyagrah Centenary Anniversary

The Government has decided to commemorate centenary of Champaran Satyagraha during April 2017 to April 2018.

A National Implementation Committee (NIC) has been constituted under the Chairmanship of the Home Minister.

Inaugural function for the commemoration was organised in Delhi on 10th April, 2017.

The Champaran Satyagraha of 1917, in the Champaran district of Bihar, India during the period of the British Raj, was the first Satyagraha movement inspired by Mohandas Gandhi and a major revolt in the Indian Independence Movement.

Another important Satyagraha just after this revolt was Kheda Satyagraha.

Champaran Satyagraha was the first to be started, but the word Satyagraha was used for the first time in Anti Rowlatt Act agitation.