Symposium (Satya-Vaarta) on Mahatma Gandhi

UN International Day of Non-Violence and 151st Anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi.

Friday 2nd October 2020


The High Commission of India in Seychelles and the James R. Mancham Peace and Diplomacy Research Institute at the University of Seychelles jointly organised a Symposium (Satya-Vaarta) on Mahatma Gandhi to mark the 151st Birth Anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi and culminate the two-year long celebration of 150th Birth Anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi.



A special thank you goes to the Indian High Commission, the moderator (Dr. Justin Valentin) and the panellists.

The Vice-Chancellor of the University of Seychelles, Dr. Justin Valentin was the moderate and the programme included the following presentations:

Life and Works of Mahatma Gandhi – Prof. Dr. Ravindra Kumar
Gandhi and the ashrams – Emeritus – Prof. Dennis Hardy
The work of Gandhian activist Mr. Elango Rangaswamy – Ms. Dhivya Pillay
Global Gandhi in a Pandemic Age – Prof. Mark Juergensmeyer

The High Commissioner of India, General Dalbir Singh Suhag presented the panellists with a copy of “The Story of My Experiments with Truth – An Autobiography” of Mahatma Gandhi” and “What Ghandi Means to Me – An Anthology”.

“We may never be strong enough to be entirely nonviolent in thought, word and deed. But we must keep nonviolence as our goal and make strong progress towards it” – Mahatma Gandhi

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