2009

Gandhi Jayanti

Gandhi Celebrations
Throughout the day
Bapu Ghat, Hyderabad
English
All are welcome
40 65526443
hydeutsch1@yahoo.co.in
Our Gandhi celebrations continue on Gandhi Jayanti, with the rediscovery of Bapu Ghat, a space significant to Hyderabad as part of Gandhiji’s ashes have been immersed at the confluence of rivers Musi and Esi.

Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi (2 October 1869 – 30 January 1948) was the pre-eminent political and spiritual leader of India during the Indian independence movement. He was the pioneer of satyagraha—resistance to tyranny through mass civil disobedience, firmly founded upon ahimsa or total non-violence—which led India to independence and has inspired movements for civil rights and freedom across the world. Gandhi is commonly known around the world as Mahatma Gandhi and in India also as Bapu.

Official ceremonies will be followed by a lecture by our chief guest, Mr. Christian Bartolf, coming in especially for the occasion.

Christian Bartolf and the Gandhi Information Center:
Christian Bartolf is president of the Gandhi Information Center in Berlin. Apart from his Gandhian activities, Mr. Bartolf is a social scientist, author and counselor of conscientious objectors.

Established in 1990, the Gandhi Information Center has been freely available for education and culture. It has more than hundred members, amongst whom artists, authors and Nobel winners. The Information Center became well-known all over the world on account of the distribution of the Manifesto against Conscription and the Military System. Since 1990 the Gandhi Information Center for Research and Education on Nonviolence, has organized educational activities with publications about the Life and Achievement on Mahatma Gandhi.

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