All welcome on January 30 to inaugural Gandhi Oration event!


Mahatma Gandhi

A Gandhi Oration event, planned to be held annually, is being organised by UNSW and the Australia India Institute, with the strong support and guidance of the Consul General of India and Neville Roach, AO Patron of the Australia India Institute. The Inaugural Oration will be delivered by one of Australia’s most respected leaders, who is widely recognised as the Father of Australian Reconciliation, Professor Pat Dodson.

The event incorporates the traditional remembrance ceremony at the Gandhi bust and will be held at UNSW on January 30 from 6.30pm at Leighton Hall, John Niland Scientiia Building. All are welcome from the community.

There can be no doubt that Mahatma Gandhi was the most significant leader of the 21st Century and his message is even more important in today’s troubled world than ever before. It is hoped that the Oration, delivered annually by an eminent leader whose life’s work has been influenced by Gandhi’s example, will result in Gandhian values continuing to inspire today’s and future generations.

The Gandhi Oration commemorates Martyrs’ Day and is delivered by a person whose life’s work exemplifies the ideals of Gandhi. Professor Patrick Dodson has shown great leadership promoting and fostering reconciliation between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians and his work in this area has been marked by great tolerance and compassion.

The Gandhi Oration will be preceded (arrive at 5.15 pm for a 5.30 pm start) by a remembrance ceremony at the Gandhi bust on the UNSW Library Lawn to commemorate the anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi’s assassination on 30 January 1948.

To ensure the Oration has maximum impact, attendance is free and a venue which can seat over 500 has been chosen. RSVPs are essential for security reasons. Family, friends, young, old all are welcome to make this event a great success.

Date: Monday, 30 January 2012

Time: Arrive at 6:00pm for a 6:30pm start (Light refreshments will be served)

Venue: Leighton Hall, John Niland Scientia Building, UNSW

RSVP: by Wednesday 25 January 2012

This is a free event and everyone is welcome, however, RSVPs are essential.


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