11th of September, 2006 marked the Centenary of the Satyagraha movement
launched by Mahatma Gandhi in South Africa for the peaceful resistance against discriminatory and unjust laws.
It became a powerful mass movement of passive resistance and civil disobedience.
Over the years, it converted from a platform of passive idealism to effective action.
To acknowledge the historical contribution made by Gandhi and the values espoused by him,
the Indian National Congress has undertaken steps to commemorate the centenary in a befitting manner.
This will also be an occasion to renew the commitment of our people
to his noble mission of building a world that is in peace and harmony with itself.