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Goa Church body to hold festival on Gandhian ideas

Oct. 1, 2013

The social arm of the Goa Church will organize a festival of Gandhian ideas for the whole of this month. In a joint press release, the Council for Social Justice and Peace and the peaceful society said they have decided to dedicate the entire month of October to rediscovering Gandhiji's principles, which have influenced political and social movements all over the world. The festival consists of lectures by eminent Gandhian scholars and would be open to the public. They will be held at Don Bosco high school hall in Panaji.

Archbishop Felipe Neri Ferrao of Goa, Daman and Diu will be the chief guest of the festival that would be inaugurated on Oct. 5. A lecture on "the conduct of business, trade and commerce" will be held on On Oct. 12 by Arun Kumar Sukhamoy Chakravarti, chair professor, centre for economic studies and planning, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. On Oct. 19, there will be a talk on "Gandhiji's fundamental principle, commitment to Satyagraha" by Tridip Suhrud, director of Sabarmati Ashram Preservation and Memorial Trust, Ahmedabad.

On Oct. 26, there is a lecture on "Gandhiji's views on education" by Sudarshan Iyenger, vice-chancellor Gujarat Vidhyapit, Gujarat. On November 9, parliamentarian Mani Shankar Aiyar will deliver a lecture on "Gandhiji's view on Panchayat Raj."

 Source: UCAN

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