The relevance of Gandhijis ideas in todays era


As part of the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, Delhi Public Library (DPL) and GSDS organised a seminar on “The relevance of Gandhiji’s ideas in today’s era” on September 26, 2020. The virtual seminar was chaired by Dr. Ramsharan Gaur, President of Delhi Public Library Board. The other speakers included Shri Subhash Chandra Kankheria, President, Programme Committee and Shri Dipanker Shri Gyan, Director, GSDS.
Delivering the keynote address, Shri Dipanker Shri Gyan spoke on the exemplary life of Mahatma Gandhi and said that it is not merely a life, but an ideal principle which people should follow. Throwing insights into the concept of nonviolence, Shri Dipanker Shri Gyan spoke on the historic Champaran Satyagraha which he said was truly a fight for the rights of the farmers and further pointed that the governments of all time have given importance to the welfare of the farmers. He also spoke on the New Education Policy and hoped that different stakeholders and educational institutions would once again teach different vocations to children in order to empower them, in what he called, “Opening the scope for entrepreneurship”. He also shared his thoughts on how technology has impacted and benefitted all of us and called for sustainable living in this time of COVID-19. Reiterating his firm faith in what Gandhiji would have done during COVID-19 pandemic, Shri Dipanker Shri Gyan further laid importance of selfless service towards humankind and said that mission ‘swachhatta’ must be the conscience of every human being.