Gandhi Ji
with Rabindranath Tagore

Who is Gandhi?

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

A Hymn by Gandhi

This and this alone
Is true religion-
To serve Thy brethren:

This is sin above all other sin,
To harm Thy brethren:

In such a faith is happiness,
In lack of it is misery and pain:

Blessed is he who swerveth not aside
From this straight path:

Blessed is he whose life is lived
Thus ceaselessly in serving God:

By bearing others' burdens,
And so alone,
Is life, true life, to be attained:

Nothing is hard to him who, casting self aside,
Thinks only this-
How may I serve fellow-men?

Gandhi Memorial Day 2007
(Mahatma Gandhi's 59th Anniversary of Death)

was observed in Ottawa
on Sunday, the 25th of February, 2007 at 3 PM
at Paterson Hall, Room 303 Lecture Theatre,
Carleton University, Ottawa, Ontario

This event was sponsored by The College of the Humanities of Carleton University, courtesy Dr. Farhang Rajaee, Chairman of the College. Mahatma Gandhi Society appreciates this cooperation from the College.

3:00 - 3:15

Welcome Address & Opening Remarks by Dr. Jagmohan Humar, President

3:15 - 4:10

Movie on Gandhi's Life — Mahatma (Life of Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi) by Gandhi Film Foundation depicts the life (1869-1948) and message of Mahatma Gandhi in chronological sequence with authentic photographs and video clips. Gandhi's life and teachings have a meaning for all humankind for all time. As Albert Einstein said: "Generations to come will scarcely believe that such a one as this ever in flesh and blood walked upon this earth."

4:10 - 4:15 Rahul Chandan, a 12-year old, grade 7 Mukul Hindi Student, read his "essay on Mahatma Gandhiji" on the occassion of celebrating Hindi Diwas. His essay won the first Prize by the High Commission of India on that day.
4:15 - 5:00 Keynote Speech: "Gandhi and the Question of the Worship of Images" — by Dr. Noel Salmond, Professor of Humanities & Religion at Carleton University (brief synopsis)
5:00 - 5:15 Q&A + Closing Remarks
5:15 - 5:30 Refreshments
Gandhi Memorial Day in
New Delhi

"Peace, Non-Violence and Empowerment— Gandhian Philosophy in the 21st Century"
Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi
favorite hymn

with video, script &
English Translation
Gandhi Memorial Day 2007
Video Recording