Gandhi Jayanti 2011 Celebrations
(Commemorating Mahatma Gandhi's 142nd Birth Anniversary)

Sunday, the 2nd of October, 2011 (2-5 PM)
at Carleton University

[Program Videos]
2:00 pm

Unveiling of Gandhi Statue
Location Outside River Building, Carleton University
Guest Speakers

H.E. Mr. Shashishekhar M. Gavai
High Commissioner for India to Canada

  Dr Roseann O’Reilly Runte
President, Carleton University

Reception in Loeb building

3:00 pm

Gandhi Jayanti celebrations in Kailash Mital Theatre

Welcome & Opening

By Dr. Jagmohan Humar
President, Mahatma Gandhi Peace Council of Ottawa

Keynote Lecture Encountering Gandhi on the Rideau River
by Prof. Noel Salmond
Professor of Religion, Carleton University

Cultural Programs

Classical Indian Dances
by Sudeshna Maulik and group

  Folk Dance
Gujarati Cultural Association


By Dr. Pradeep Merchant
Director, Mahatma Gandhi Peace Council of Ottawa

11:00 am

Legacy of Violence exhibition of drawings by Montreal artist Mr. Suraj Sadan in Loeb Hall

N.B. His drawings have been exhibited in Canada, India, France, U.K. and U.S.A.

About the Keynote Address

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Noel Salmond, Professor of Religion, The College of the HUmanities, Carleton University.

About the Keynote Speaker:

Dr. Noel Salmond, B.F.A. (Nova Scotia College of Art and Design), M.A. (Concordia), Ph.D. (McGill), is Associate Professor of Humanities and Religion at Carleton University. He has been a Faculty Research Fellow with the Shastri Indo-Canadian Institute in India, and is a Fellow of the Royal Asiatic Society. He is the author of Hindu Iconoclasts: Rammmohun Roy, Dayananda Sarasvati, and Nineteenth Century Polemics Against Idolatry ( 2004) and numerous articles on the relation between visual art and religion. His current research interests lie in modernist forms of Asian religion (Hindu and Buddhist reform and revival movements) and also in religious views of nature and religious responses to environmental crisis. His interests outside the academy include wilderness canoeing and flight from the world to the forests of the Gatineau hills.