Saturday, February 19, 2011

Global leaders inspired by Mahatma Gandhi, says Dalai Lama

Tibetan spiritual leader Dalai Lama on Friday said several international personalities were inspired by the principles of non-violence and religious harmony propagated by Mahatma Gandhi. 
"Several international personalities are inspired by Mahatma Gandhi's principles of non-violence and harmony, which were born in India. They have understood India's values," Lama said, addressing a discourse on 'Ancient Wisdom, Modern Thought' at the University of Mumbai here.
"Non-violence and religious harmony are the two treasures of India. I feel people should learn religious harmony and non-violence from India. The country is a role model for others for non-violence and religious harmony," he said.
Dalai Lama spoke highly of India, saying the concept of non-violence or 'ahimsa' was an ancient Indian philosophy.
The Buddhist leader asked the youth of the country to play an active role in the promotion of non-violence and religious harmony.
Expressing concern over global warming, the spiritual leader said, "Global warming poses a real danger to mankind and could become a reason for flooding and mud slides across Asia".
Maharashtra Minister for Higher and Technical Education Rajesh Tope and Vice-Chancellor of the University Dr Rajan Welukar were present on the occasion.

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Mahatma Gandhi tops TIME's list of top 25 political icons

Some conquered hearts, others marauded; some were known for their tyrant ways, others won over through their political acumenship. TIME magazine has listed 25 of such great political icons of all time. The list, topped by Mahatma Gandhi,

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Record-breaking sale of Gandhi Books worth Rs. 3.6 lakhs within just six days

On  the  occasion  of  63rd  Gandhi  Death  Anniversary
Record-breaking sale of Gandhi Books worth Rs. 3.6 lakhs just within six days

Rush at Gandhi Book Exhibition at Fountain, Mumbai
There was an overwhelming response to Gandhi Books Exhibition-cum-Sale. About 12,500 Gandhi books of worth Rs. 3,60,000/- were sold within last 6 days from 24th to 31st January. 'An Autobiography' of Mahatma Gandhi, and a set of five important books, 'Selected Works of Mahatma Gandhi' were the top-selling books at the exhibition. About 3,200 copies of 'Gandhi's Autobiography' and 110 sets of 'Selected Works of Mahatma Gandhi' were sold. We were happy to note that most of those who frequented the stall were youngsters. Read full story...