IIT Kharagpur organising international e-symposia on 'Gandhian Thoughts Philosophy'

    Kolkata, Aug 8 (PTI) IIT Kharagpur is organising an
international e-symposia in association with top global
universities to commemorate the completion of the 150th Birth
Anniversary celebrations of Mahatma Gandhi.
    Academics from universities in the USA, UK, Australia,
Canada, New Zealand and Gandhian experts from India including
professors from IIT Kharagpur will deliberate on 'Gandhian
Thoughts and Philosophy' through webinars spanning over select
days in August 2020, an institute spokesperson said on
    "Amidst all the uncertainties and isolation, we draw
our inspiration from Mahatma Gandhi who was not only the
tallest leader of the Indian freedom movement but has been the
role model for many world leaders, in matters of fundamental
rights, self-reliance, compassion," institute Director Prof
Virendra Kumar Tewari said.
    The webinars are scheduled on August 8 with
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA and Gandhi Forum,
India, August 15 with Tufts University, August 20 with
University of Manchester, UK and University of Texas
Arlington, USA, August 27 with University of Leeds, UK,
University of Melbourne, Australia, University of Auckland and
Massey University, New Zealand, and August 28 with the
University of Alberta and University of Toronto, Canada.
    The themes include 'Sarvodaya-universal upliftment or
progress for all and Swavalamban-the quest for self-reliance',
'Gandhian legacies in the World Today', 'Branding Gandhi,
Gandhian Economics for Growth in India', 'From Atma Nirbhar
Bharat to Sarvodaya,' with more than a thousand participants
from across the globe.
    "We hope it will be a grand success and inspire people
who are going through an experience of a lifetime," Tewari
said. PTI SUS

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