High Commission, IAB host Gandhi Katha

The Indian High Commission in Brunei Darussalam in collaboration with the Indian Association Belait (IAB) organised the Gandhi Katha by Dr Shobhana Radhakrishna at the IAB Hall in Seria on September 20.

The event was part of the two years’ celebrations of the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi. Gandhi was born on October 2, 1869 and his 150th birth anniversary was on October 2, 2019.

Dr Radhakrishna, an expert on Mahatma Gandhi, narrated the life, teachings and philosophy of Gandhi during the Katha. Dr Radhakrishna highlighted the relevance of some of Gandhi’s teachings and practices such as keeping a simple diet, exercise and a positive attitude in these pandemic times.

The hour-long narration included slides on Gandhi’s life, quotes by him and also eminent Indian and foreign luminaries who had known Gandhi. It also included short musical clips on Gandhi.

Mahatma Gandhi was a proponent of peace and brotherhood. He reminded humanity of the true values of harmonious co-existence and mutual respect. Gandhi’s ideals, values and philosophy of humanism, compassion and non-violence continue to be relevant and inspiring to the contemporary world transcending the artificial socioeconomic and national divisions of modern times.

To conclude the two-year long celebrations, the High Commission of India in Brunei Darussalam will organise lectures by two other Gandhian scholars – Dr Varsha Das and Dr Jasbir Chawla – at the Chancery premises on September 27. The event will also be available online.

The event was part of the two years’ celebrations of the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi. PHOTO: INDIAN HIGH COMMISSION IN BRUNEI DARUSSALAM