It has been seventy years since Mahatma Gandhi departed from our midst. But his life and soul continue to animate humanity transcending national and international boundaries. His contribution to human development is far too great and varied to have been forgotten or to be overlooked. The world today recognizes him as a far more compelling social innovator than humanity ever realized.
The life of Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi is a story of heroic effort to establish the values of Truth and Non-violence in human life. In pursuing this objective Gandhiji became a Mahatma. He became a messenger, for the people of the world surrounded by fire of violence in the twentieth century. He also became ‘The Father of The Nation’. He saved India and Britain from mutual hate and revenge by resorting to the experiment of Truth and Non-violence in India’s struggle for freedom. This created an atmosphere which made it possible for other countries of Asia and Africa to free themselves without bloodshed from the hold of the European countries which had subdued them in the nineteenth century.
To commemorate the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi and to showcase his life and times, The Consulate General of India, in association with Simon Fraser University and Thakore Charitable Foundation is organizing “The Gandhi Photo Exhibition” at Teck Gallery, SFU Harbour Centre, 515 W Hastings St, Vancouver, BC V6B 1A1 from Oct 4-7, 2019.