Gandhi Bhawan, Delhi University in association with GSDS organized a two-day international conference on “Legacies of Gandhi and Mandela and its Contepmporary Relevance” at Gandhi Bhawan on July 18-19, 2019. The inaugural programme on July 18 began with the inauguration of the photo-exhibition on Gandhi and Mandela by the Vice-Chancellor of University of Delhi, Prof. Yogesh Kumar Tyagi.
At the onset, Prof. Ramesh C. Bharadwaj Director, Gandhi Bhawan, University of Delhi delivered the welcome address. The programme was presided over by the VC DU. The inaugural session deliberated upon the “Gandhian Forget, Forgive and Move Forward with Nelson Mandela’s truth and Reconciliation” and work for the development of society. He further explained Gandhian Truth and Ahimsa with Mandela’s Hope and Determination.
H. E. Alem Tsesaye, Ambassador, The State of Eritrea in India, New Delhi and Deam African Diplomatic Corps was the chief guest on the occasion. Prof. S C Dubey, Director College of Open Learning, University of Delhi and Chairman, SOL, University of Delhi also spoke on the occasion.
A book of Dr. Nelson Mandela (Hindi) of Prof. Mohini Mathur was also unveiled on the occasion. Prof. Mathur also shared her views with the audience regarding the biography. Prof. Suresh Kumar, knowledge partner of Department of African Studies, University of Delhi presented the vote of thanks.
The Technical Sessions on July 19, 2019 saw two ‘plenary’ sessions and three ‘technical’ sessions. Eminent personalities like Shri Ram Chander Rahi, President, Gandhi Smarak Nidhi, Rajghat, Shri Anadroy Ramdew, Attorney Conveyancer Braamfontein Johannesburg, South Africa and others spoke on the occasion. The valedictory session was graced by Shri Prafulla Ketkar, Editor Organiser Weekly.