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Published on July 31st, 2018
Vinoba Bhave (1895 " 1982): His historic act of charity.

Vinoba Bhave
Vinoba Bhave
Photo: culturalindia.net

Many people believe one person can’t make a difference in this world. But what you are about to read made history.

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Vinoba, a devout follower and friend of Gandhi, was a scholar who spoke several languages and was a deeply spiritual man.

Well aware of India’s vast poverty, starting in 1951, at the age of 55, he began walking this vast nation to persuade landowners to donate some of their land to the poor.

Vinoba Bhave
Vinoba Bhave Painting
Photo: jagranjunction.com

Vinoba called it the Bhoodan (Land Gift) Movement, and for the next 13-years, he walked about 36,500 miles, as he convinced landowners to donate collectively 4.4 million acres.

Against seemingly impossible odds, he had received enough land that if placed end to end, could create a small country and provide homes and farmland for tens of thousands of people.

This was an historic act of charity that inspired people all over the world, from a man some people call “the spiritual successor to Gandhi.”

Editor's Note: Yet Vinoba did so much more than the Land Gift Movement. To learn more https://www.culturalindia.net/reformers/acharya-vinoba-bhave.html and https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vinoba_Bhave

In the next KazanToday: A 1st grade teacher who received a remarkable gift of charity to help her students.

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