Meaning of sarvodaya in English:


Pronunciation /səːˈvəʊdəjə/


mass nounIndian
  • The economic and social development of a community as a whole, especially as advocated by Mahatma Gandhi.

    ‘Mahatma Gandhi and Vinobha Bhave advocated the principles of antyodaya and sarvodaya for achieving high social synergy and capital.’
    • ‘Unfortunately, action is yet to be taken in developing the district into a Gandhi Zilla, based on the Gandhian principles of antyodaya and sarvodaya and social and gender justice and equity.’
    • ‘Gandhi's pervasive challenge to every raj is predicated on the moral values of: swadeshi, aparigraha (non-possession), sarvodaya, ahimsa, bread labour, trusteeship, non-exploitation, and equality.’
    • ‘Preoccupied with khadi, naturopathy, education as a tool for social change and the philosophy of sarvodaya way of life, he carefully nurtures the ashram with grand aspirations and concrete plans.’
    • ‘To see Sarvodaya in action is to see, for example, a score of teenage villagers shoveling rocks in the rain -- their "gift of labor" part of the village's assessment of its needs.’


Sanskrit, from sarva ‘all’ + udaya ‘prosperity’.