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Sarvodaya (Sanskrit and Hindi: सर्वोदय) is a term meaning 'universal uplift' or 'progress of all'. It was coined by the Indian nonviolent activist Vinoba Bhave to refer to the struggle of post-independence Gandhians to ensure that self-determination and equality reached the masses and the downtrodden. Sarvodaya workers associated with Vinoba, JP Narayan, Dada Dharmadhikari, undertook various projects aimed at encouraging popular self-organisation during the 1950s and 1960s, including Bhoodan and Gramdan movements. Many groups descended from these networks continue to function locally in India today.
Sarvodaya is also the name of a registered charity in India.
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