UNSW celebrates Gandhi’s birthday with youth panel discussion

UNSW will celebrate the birthday of Mahatma Gandhi during the Annual Gandhi Jayanti event on Wednesday and host a panel discussion in partnership with the Australia India Youth Dialogue.

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UNSW's Gandhi bust

Join the University’s Annual Gandhi Jayanti event on Wednesday 8 October 2014, hosted by UNSW International. This is a celebration of the birthday of Mahatma Gandhi and is an opportunity to reflect on his life, his values and their meaning for all of us today.

This year, the anniversary will be marked by a dynamic panel discussion involving young Indians and Australians, in partnership with the Australia India Youth Dialogue. Dr Tim Soutphommasane, Australia’s Race Discrimination Commissioner, will chair the panel.

The Consul-General of India to Sydney, Mr Sunjay Sudhir, will be a special guest at the ceremony.

WHAT: UNSW’s Annual Gandhi Jayanti event and panel “What leaders today can learn from Gandhi’s life”

WHEN: Wednesday 8 October. Refreshments: 6–6.45pmPanel Discussion:6.45–8pm


WHERE: UNSW, Leighton Hall, John Niland Scientia Building

The event is free and open to public. Al those interested to attend are welcome. Registration is essential – more details at the UNSW International website.

Media contact: Steve Offner, UNSW Media, 02 9385 1583 s.offner@unsw.edu.au