Monday, March 29, 2010

Travelling with Gandhi

Delhi, India

The program “ Travelling with Gandhi” jointly held in collaboration with the Gandhi Peace Foundation ,( GPF) New Delhi, Schumacher Centre, New Delhi and the Peace Studies Dept of the Post Graduate Diploma in Peace Studies ( PGDPS) , Martin Luther Christian University, MLCU, Shillong , from the 20th till the 25th March 2010, at the Gandhi Peace Foundation concluded successfully.

On the inaugural day on the 20th March, the speakers were Surendra Kumar , Secretary of the Gandhi Peace Foundation,( GPF) New Delhi and Dr. D. K Giri of the Schumacher Centre, New Delhi, who also came along with his team consisting of Susan Cherian, Christy and Indu Ratra. Dr Toshi Naro from Nagaland and Dr Leban Serto of the Martin Luther Christian University also shared and moderated on the days programme . There was self introduction of the part of the participants, altogether 12 participants were present from the North East India and Martin Luther Christian University and some other students and participants also joined for the inaugural day. Surendra Kumar shared the dreams and ideals of the Father of the Nation Mahatma Gandhi and also of the GPF. Dr Giri , shared about the Schumacher Centre and the close association of the ideals with Gandhian values and principles. The travel of the participants was made possible with the support from the Schumacher Centre, New Delhi.

On the following days , there were many others who participated such as the Chancellor , Dr Shyam Prasad,Rev Edwin Kharkongor, Registrar, Martin Luther Christian University( MLCU) Shillong, Sushri Radha Bhatt, Chairperson of Gandhi Peace Foundation,(GPF) Dr Subba Rao, Shravan Garg, Trilokinath Purwar, Dr. Achan Mungleng, Khamchinpou Zou Ravindra Bharati and Vivek Umrao and Clair Glendening.

The student participants also made presentation of their work and activities they had done throughout the year. The program also included visit to the Raj Ghat, Gandhi Literature Centre and Gandhi Smriti . They also visited the United Nations Information Centre( UNIC) and Habitat Centre , New Delhi.

The participants also attended the J. P Narayan memorial lecture held on the 23rd March at the Auditorium Hall.

The participants experienced first hand from the eminent Gandhians of the Gandhi Peace Foundation, the hospitality, simplicity, the sharing of narratives, the dreams and ideals of non-violence and also made a lasting impression on each one present as was expressed during the recap reflection and feedback exercise.

This program was made possible due to the support of the Gandhi Peace Foundation in the person of Surendra Kumar, the Secretary and Chairperson Sushri Radha Bhatt.

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Report By:
Dr. Leban Serto
Co-ordinator, Peace Studies Dept.
Martin Luther Christian University, MLCU, Shillong

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