#AskBapu: Join Gandhi Ji in Interactive Chat on CAA-NRC & More
(This story was first published on 27 December 2019 and is being reposted from The Quint’s archives on the occasion of Mahatma Gandhi’s death anniversary)
Who should be an Indian citizen? Do we need CAA-NRC? And what do protests achieve?
What would you ask Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi if you find him online? The Quint gives you an opportunity to interact with Gandhi ji and get answers to the questions you’ve always wanted to ask, and some that you didn’t. Chat with the Father of the Nation, and check out Mahatma Gandhi’s photos, quotes and facts.
This interactive chat app provides you with a special opportunity to interview Mahatma Gandhi. You can pose several questions to Bapu, reply with emojis, and get answers brimming with ‘sanskaar’ and swag!
Mahatma Gandhi campaigned for universal brotherhood, especially Hindu-Muslim unity in India, throughout his life. He wouldn’t have supported the notion of offering Indian citizenship on the basis of religion. In this interactive interview, check out Gandhi ji’s response when you ask him about this.
If you are wondering whether Mahatma Gandhi would’ve supported the on-going CAA, NRC protests, then you can definitely ask this question while you chat. Gandhi Ji was a staunch proponent of non-violent protests to press democratic demands. From the Champaran Satyagrah to the Dandi March, and the Quit India Movement, Mahatma Gandhi led several peaceful protest marches across the length and breadth of the country.
The Dandi March, or the ‘Salt Satyagrah’, was a long march undertaken by Mahatma Gandhi and his followers. They walked over 390 kilometres to protest against the tax British imposed on salt.
But Gandhi Ji never got tired with the struggles. He kept on his protesting ways through all odds. After getting jailed for the first time at the age of 39, the last time he walked out of jail was at the age of 75.
All of us can learn some lessons from the way Mahatma Gandhi lived his life. His thoughts continue to inspire and guide us even today. The basic message for everyone remains the same – hear no evil, see no evil, speak no evil.
For more trivia, you may interview Mahatma Gandhi in the app above.
Would you like Bapu to answer more questions? Just write them in the comments section below. Also, do some Gandhigiri, and help spread his message of love and peace. Share this with your friends so they get the chance to befriend Gandhi ji too!
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