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Last Updated: Wed, 30.01.13 19:33

Mahatma Gandhi's relevance for Nepal highlighted

The Center for Nepal and Asian studies in association with India Chair at Tribhuvan University, Kirtipur, organized a seminar on “Commemorating Gandhiji and his relevance for Nepal” on the occasion of Mahatma Gandhi’s sixty-fifth Martyrdom Anniversary.

Mahatma Gandhi
Mahatma Gandhi

Welcoming the guests Dr. Mrigendra Karki, Co-ordinator, International Relations of CNAS, explained the context of organising this event with an eye on including the teachings of Gandhiji and such like thinkers in the syllabus of Nepali schools and colleges.

Also speaking at the program, Prof Birendra Mishra, former Election Commissioner of Nepal and a Professor of philosophy stressed the need to imbibe the lessons that Gandhi gave the world through his own life of selflessness, non-violence and emphasised the piety of means and end.

Abhay Kumar, First Secretary in the Embassy of India, Kathmandu shared his experience of inspiration from Gandhiji’s life and recited his poem: Our cosmic oasis.

The other speakers were prominent Gandhiites: Usha Thakur, Tikaman Vaidya, Dr. Hemraj Subedi, Professor Mohan Lohani, and Vijai Karna. Professor Priyankar Upadhyaya, UNESCO Chair for Peace at Banaras Hindu University talked about the borderless world that Gandhiji dreamt of and the whole world being a family. The Chief Guest of the function Gunanidhi Neupane, Rector of Tribhuvan University, stressed the need of learning from the life experience and ideology of Gandhi ji and leaders like Ganesh Man Singh who were never striving for office. Professor Anjoo Sharan Upadhayaya, India Chair at TU emphasised the significance of nonviolence in the world today. Nepalnews.com