Mahatma Gandhi Statue Installed on Carleton University Campus in Ottawa, CanadaMohandas Karamchand Gandhi
(2 Oct 1869 – 30 Jan 1948)

The life-size statue of Mahatma Gandhi, unveiled on Oct 2, 2011, stands on Carleton University Campus in Ottawa, Canada.

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Co-sponsored by Mahatma Gandhi Peace Council of Ottawa

Ahimsa: A Way of Life;
A Path to Peace.

By Professor Hope K. Fitz
Eastern Connecticut State University

Sunday, Oct. 2, 2016, 2:30 pm.
Room 2200, River Building,
Carleton University

Dr. Hope Fitz obtained a PhD in Asian and Comparative Philosophy from Claremont Graduate School. After teaching in the Department of Philosophy at Mount Saint Mary’s College for a few years she joined the Eastern Connecticut State University where she is currently the Professor of Philosophy. Dr. Fitz is a scholar of comparative philosophy, and her scholarship includes both the ancient Indic virtue of ahimsa and Gandhi’s way of life which was grounded in ahimsa. She has authored two books: Ahimsa: a Way of Life; a Path to Peace and Intuition: Its Nature and Use in Human Experience. In addition she has published extensively as book chapters, journal articles and conference papers. She has given major addresses and talks on her areas of interest including Ahimsa, Gandhi, and Comparative Philosophy. She gave the 2007 inaugural address in the Gandhi Lecture Series of Indic Studies at the University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth. In 2006 she spent 2 months in India to study Jainism. At the conclusion of the course she presented eight different talks in cities across India on the topic of ahimsa.
The M.K. Gandhi Lecture has been endowed by Dr. Kanta Marwah, supported by gifts from Dr. Nishith Goel, Dr. Jagmohan Humar, Dr. Pradeep Merchant, the Late Mr. Kailash Mital, Dr. Vasant Ruparelia and Mr. Jack Uppal.

The lecture will be preceded by a short ceremony at the River Building Gandhi statue at 2:00 p.m. Admission is free. The lecture will be followed by a musical recitation and reception.

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About Mahatma Gandhi
Like sunlight and rain education must reach all...Gandhi

Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, popularly known as Mahatma Gandhi, was born in India on October 2, 1869. After earning a degree in law from the Inner Temple, UK, in 1891, he moved to South Africa where for the next 24 years he led a peaceful and non-violent struggle against racism and discrimination faced by the Indian community.

In 1915 Gandhi returned to India and soon became the leader of India’s struggle for independence from British rule. After years of peaceful civil disobedience and resistance, freedom came to India in August 1947.

Forever committed to non-violence and truth, Gandhi has been hailed as an apostle of peace and has inspired many of humanity’s leaders who employed non-violent resistance in their struggle against oppression and tyranny.

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