Gandhi Jayanti

Join us in celebrating this event at 5:00pm on October 2nd!

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Mahatma Gandhi’s contribution towards bringing peace and non-violence to this world is unparalleled.  His teachings must be promoted to resolve current conflicts, avoid violence, find peaceful solutions and to make our world a better place to live.

To keep the spirit of Gandhi’s teachings alive, the Institute for the Humanities at SFU, The Thakore Charitable Foundation, and The JS Woodsworth Chair in the Humanities at Simon Fraser University  and the SFU W.A.C. Bennett Library will join hands in celebrating Gandhi Jayanti on October 2nd this year to foster the principles of truth, justice, human rights and non-violence.

This year, due to the pandemic, we are not having a visiting scholar.  Previous recipients of The Thakore Visiting Scholar Award are listed on the website.  We will continue to have the Gandhi Student Peace Award this year.

We will continue to honour peace and non-violence in Gandhi’s name this year through a streaming video.  The video will premiere on October 2nd, 2020 at 5:00pm PST.  We welcome those near and far to virtually attend the premiere and live comment on the event.