Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi (2 October 1869 – 30 January 1948)

Spiritual message by Gandhi
17 October 1931 BBC
Mohandas Gandhi, recorded in Kingsley Hall, London 1931
(Real Player 6m 19s)

Gandhi Jayanti 2008 Celebrations
(Mahatma Gandhi's 139th Birth Anniversary)

Gandhi Jayanti 2008 Video Recording

Saturday, the 4th of October, 2008 (2-4 PM)
at the College of the Humanities Lecture Theatre,
303 Patternson Hall, Carleton University

2:00 pm

Invocation Hymn (Gandhi’s favorite bhajan) by Shweta Subramaniam

Welcome & Opening Remarks by Dr. J. Humar, President, Mahatma Gandhi Society of Ottawa

“Gandhi & Women” -- Keynote lecture by Dr. (Mrs) Trichur Rukmani, Chair of Hindu Studies, Concordia University, Montreal

Children’s Performance – Malayalam School, Ottawa

“Mahatma – A Great Soul of the 20th Century”
A Documentary film


3:30 pm Refreshments
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 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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