Gandhi Bhawan, the University of Delhi in collaboration with the Gandhi Smriti and Darshan Samiti, July 19 2018, successfully concluded the Summer School on 'India of My Dreams' – a book by M. K. Gandhi. The summer school began on July 9, 2018.
In the inaugural session on July 9, 2018, Prof. Ramesh C. Bharadwaj, Director (Hony.), Gandhi Bhawan, University of Delhi, at the onset, delivered the welcome speech and honoured the Chief Guest, Dr. Bajrang Gupta, an eminent Gandhian thinker and Prof. H. C. Pokhriyal, Executive Director, School of Open Learning, University of Delhi who chaired the session before giving the details of the Summer School.
Throughout the duration, resource persons from vast fields were invited to deliver lectures/ discussions/ talks in the context of ‘India of My Dreams’ – with selected topics such as:
- Economic Thoughts, Education and Culture,
- Swadeshi, Gramswaraj, Women
- Regeneration Youth & Society,
- Nationalism and Socialism,
- Swachagraha and Social Justice.
Among others, Dr. Atul Kothari, Educationist; Dr. Pramod Kumar, Journalist; Dr. Ashwini Mahajan, Shri Ram Chandra Rahi, President, Gandhi Smarak Nidhi, Rajghat, New Delhi; Dr. Mohan Chand, Journalist; Dr. Bindeshwar Pathak, Founder, Sulabh International Social Service Organisation; Shri Kumar Prashant, President, Gandhi Peace Foundation, New Delhi; Dr. Ravinder Agarwal, Journalist and Dr. Pawan Sinha, Moti Lal Nehru College, University of Delhi were the invited speakers.
In the Valedictory programme, on July 19, 2018, Prof. D. K. Singh, Dean, Recruitment and Promotions, University of Delhi, grace the occasion by his presence and chaired the session.
Prof. Singh emphasized on the urgent need to rope in Gandhian philosophy and action in our day-to-day life and congratulated the Director, Gandhi Bhawan for such a meaningful programme.
Dr. Vedabhyas Kundu, Programme Officer, GSDS was also present on this occasion. A total number of 50 participants from undergraduate level to Ph.D. scholars and the faculty of Delhi University Colleges were selected for this School.
On the same day a campaign against the use of plastic in our daily life, was taken up by organizing a rally on 'Plastic-free Campus'. It was started at 10:00 a.m. from Gandhi Bhawan and took a round of University campus in order to propagate the basic idea – Avoid the use of plastic. It has culminated at Gandhi Bhawan which was well attended by students, teachers and staff of University of Delhi.