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List of about 30 official events in different countries dedicated
to the 150th anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi:

 

Gandhi Jayanti 2019

150th Birth Anniversary of Bapu (Mahatma Gandhi)

https://www.indiacelebrating.com/events/gandhi-jayanti/

 

2 October (Mahatma Gandhis Birthday)

The birthday of the Mahatma Gandhi is celebrated in India every year by the name Gandhi Jayanti or Mahatma Gandhi Jayanti. It falls yearly o­n 2nd of October when there is a gazetted holiday all over the India. o­n second of October a great person Mahatma Gandhi was born in the year 1869 at Porbandar in the Gujarat to the Karamchand Gandhi and Putlibai.

Mahatma Gandhi is also known as Bapu in India for his unforgettable contributions and struggle for the freedom of India. All the Government offices, banks, schools, colleges, post offices, etc remain closed o­n 2nd of October. Some of the Businesses and organizations remain open for few hours to celebrate the day.

 

Gandhi Jayanti 2019 150th Birth Anniversary of Bapu

Gandhi Jayanti 2019 was celebrated all over the country o­n 2nd of October, at Wednesday.

 

What were Special at 150th Birth Anniversary of Bapu

Following special activities (about 30) were performed o­n 150th birth anniversary of Bapu:

 

  • Mahatma Gandhis 150th birth anniversary: Gujarat Congress has launched week-long yatra o­n September 27. Two separate marches are organized, o­ne started from Porbandar and another from Dandi, both culminating at Sabarmati Ashram in Ahmedabad. Gandhi Sandesh Yatra has been organized to save Gandhis ideology from getting diminished by Nathuram Godses extremist approach, as conspired by some radically minded individuals. Gandhi satsang and bhajans will be sung by congress members in the yatra to spread communal and social harmony. The yatra commenced by a morning procession by Congress office bearers.
  • PM Modi paid tribute to Mahatma Gandhi at UN: Prime Minister of India and other world leaders pay tribute to Mahatma Gandhi at the UN o­n September 24 2019, to commemorate his 150th birth anniversary.
  • Mahatma Gandhis 150th birth anniversary in Netherlands was celebrated with Gandhi March and several other events like bicycle rally and an exhibition o­n Mahatma Gandhis life to commemorate his birthday.
  • A letter handwritten by Mahatma Gandhi to a World War II Jewish officer, dated 01/07/39 is found by the Israels National Library and was displayed to the public.
  • Chief Ministers of the states and other eminent personalities addressed the people making them aware of the struggles and achievements of Mahatma Gandhi.
  • A group constituting of 200 Indians has embarked o­n a journey to Geneva from New Delhi o­n Mahatma Gandhis 150th anniversary. Groups from other countries will also be assembling at Geneva after o­ne year long journey.
  • Russia has launched a special stamp to commemorate Mahatma Gandhi o­n his 150th birth anniversary.
  • This year the 150th anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi will also be celebrated in Singapore. Singapore is celebrating Gandhi Jayanti since last year after the Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated a plaque of Gandhiji at Clifford Pier.
  • This year the 150th Birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi was also celebrated at London. The Indian High commission has organized a talk o­n Values and teachings of Mahatma. The celebrations were also be made in the University of Oxford and Cambridge.
  • Mother Dairy had collected 1000 kgs of plastic waste from the households in Delhi NCR region and recycled it, as a tribute to Mahatma Gandhi.
  • Prime Minister, Mr. Narendra Modi declared India Open Defecation Free o­n 2nd October at a function in Gandhinagar, Gujarat. At least 2000 village sarpanchs from Gujarat alone were present at the function including 1000 others from other states.
  • Around 600 convicts serving sentences in several prisons across the country were released o­n Gandhi Jayanti as a goodwill measure, by the Union Home Ministry.
  • The house in Kolkata that housed Mahatma Gandhi while he was touring the state to douse the communal riots, post partition, was turned into a full-fledged museum. Gandhijis rare photographs and articles of his stay are o­n display in the house.
  • The Indian National Congress undertook a massive padyatra across the country o­n the occasion of Gandhi Jayanti o­n 2nd October. Interim Congress President Sonia Gandhi had led the march at New Delhi, while former Congress President Rahul Gandhi had led the march at Wardha, Maharashtra.

 

  • The Doordarshan and UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) have jointly hosted a television program which telecasted some of the rare audio clips of Gandhiji o­n Doordarshan. The program named Mahatma Lives/Bapu Zinda Hain was telecasted at 10 P.M. o­n October 1 and again at 5 P.M. o­n October 2, o­n DD News.
  • Several events in Dubai were inaugurated to mark the 150th Birth Anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi o­n 2nd October 2019. The events are supported by the Dubai Municipality and the Dubai Sports Council, and will continue till January 2020.
  • The events include peace walk o­n 2nd October in Dubai; solar lamp making workshop for students; a bicycle rally o­n 4th October; cultural programs o­n October 5; talk o­n Gandhi o­n October 17. Moreover, from 8th November to 20th December, o­n every Friday, an Indian language festival will be held. The celebrations will conclude with Gandhi@150 event o­n 10th January 2020.
  • A Charkha (spinning wheel) weighing nearly 1650 Kgs was unveiled near the Mahamana flyover in Noida. The Charkha measuring 14ft x 20ft x 8ft is made using around 1250kg of plastic waste and was inaugurated o­n the eve of Gandhi Jayanti.
  • A commemorative Rs 150 denomination coin was released by the Prime Minister Sri Narendra Modi to mark the 150th Birth Anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi.
  • Prime Minister also wrote in the visitors book in Sabarmati Ashram, expressing his satisfaction o­n India declared as open defecation free.
  • Stamps inspired by the life and teachings of Mahatma Gandhi were also unveiled by the Prime Minister.
  • Rare images of Mahatma Gandhi from the 1917 Champaran movement were launched in Bihar to commemorate his 150th birth anniversary.
  • Canada named a roadway leading to the museum of human rights in Winnipeg after Mahatma Gandhi.
  • China didnt allow the celebration to begin to commemorate Gandhijis 150th Anniversary o­n its soil. The
    Jayanti was being observed since 14 years in Beijings Chaoyang Park (the o­nly o­ne sculpture of Mahatma Gandhi in China). After the administration denied permission, the celebration was shifted to the Indian embassy in China.
  • Dubai celebrated Gandhi Jayanti by illuminating Burj Khalifa in the colors of Indian national flag. The
    colourful lights also made a smiling face of Gandhiji over the building. The minute long video of the
    event was shared o­n the official twitter handle of Burj Kahlifa, with Gandhijis favourite bhajan
    Vaishnav Jan playing in the background.

 

Celebrations of Gandhi Jayanti

 

  • Gandhi Jayanti Celebration at Raj Ghat

In India the Gandhi Jayanti is celebrated as the national holiday by making prayer meetings and paying homage in front of the statue at the Raj Ghat New Delhi. Gandhi Jayanti 2013 would fall at Wednesday o­n 2nd of October. Prayer is held (in the presence of President and Prime Minister of the India) at the memorial of Mahatma Gandhi where he was cremated. His most preferred and devotional song (Raghupati Raghava Raja Ram) is sung in the remembrance of him.

 

  • Gandhi Jayanti Celebration in Schools

Grand celebration events are organized by the major schools in India to celebrate the Gandhi Jayanti at 2nd of October every year. Students of schools enthusiastically take part in the Gandhi Jayanti event celebrations.

Gandhi Jayanti, a birthday anniversary of the Mahatma Gandhi is also celebrated as the International Peace Day all across the world. Students sing a song based o­n the truth and non violence message of Bapu, recite poems and present their own sights o­n the Gandhian philosophy by the speeches and recitations.

Small children celebrate this event by dressing up same as the Gandhi ji as well as performing the nationalistic songs. Students also take part in the rally using banners which conveys the significance of peace and non-violence throughout the country. In the end of the celebration, students and teachers take a pledge.

  • Gandhi Jayanti Celebration in Gov Offices

Gandhi Jayanti is reverently celebrated in all the offices throughout the country. Employees assemble for a meeting to pay homage to the Father of the Nation. Despite being a public holiday, presence of all the staff for the assembly is mandatory. They pay homage to the Father of the Nation by offering flowers to his portrait and by singing o­ne of his favourite bhajans Raghupati Raghav Raja Ram.

  • Gandhi Jayanti Celebration by Common Public

Common public also celebrates Gandhi Jayanti with the same reverence as that in the offices, though, either as a private affair or at public places. People recollect the teachings of Gandhi and the sacrifices he made in his personal life, for his principles and freedom struggle. In homes and close communities bhajans dear to Gandhi are sung and people talk about his principles and values. People also gather near the statues of Mahatma Gandhi and felicitate them with garlands.

Gandhi Jayanti (2 October) A National Holiday

Gandhi Jayanti is a national holiday, that is, offices, schools and commercial establishments mostly remains closed. Though, it is a national holiday, offices and schools are abuzz with activities. Children go to school to take part in several programs o­n Gandhi Jayanti and to give speech or to depict Gandhis life and attire. The presence is almost compulsory whether in schools or in the offices, unless there is a valid medical reason for the absence.

How Gandhi Jayanti is Celebrated

> People in India celebrate the birthday anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi every year o­n 2nd of October by including the following events:

> People perform the prayer services, memorial ceremonies and homage all over the India.

> Exhibitions of art, science and competitions of essay held.

> Awards presentations take place in order to promote the living of non-violent life.

> People used of seeing the films and reading the books related to the achievements and life struggle of the Mahatma Gandhi.

> People at many places in India like schools, colleges used to sing the famous devotional song of the Bapu Raghupati Raghava Raja Ram.

> Garlands of beautiful flowers are placed o­n the statues of Mahatma Gandhi all through the India by the people.

> Some people avoid taking meat and alcohol at this day.

 

About Mahatma Gandhi

The full name of the Mahatma Gandhi is Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi who was born o­n 2nd of October in the year 1869. He is commonly known as the father of the nation or Bapu. He died o­n 30th of January in the year 1948. He lived his life full of struggle as a political and spiritual leader of the India.

His key role in the independence of India is unforgettable by the people of India thats why his birthday anniversary is still remembered by the people through many way of celebration. Bapu had developed his own techniques of non-violent protest for the independence of India. He named his non violent (ahimsa) protest as Satyagraha means the moral domination.

Those days he became famous for his non-violent social disobedience throughout the India and South Africa. He had started his non-cooperation movement of 1922 as well as the Salt Satyagraha or Salt (Dandi) March at 12th of March in the year 1930. Because of struggled efforts of Bapu and other freedom fighter the India became able to get its freedom o­n 15th of August in the year 1947.

The whole country was weeping when he was assassinated o­n 30th of January in the year 1948. The International Day of Non-Violence of the United Nations is held o­n 2nd of October as well in order to commemorate the birthday of Mahatma Gandhi.

He was the person of honor who had taught the Indian people to make their own clothe to wear. o­nce the British government banned the supply of cloths in India in late 1800s and early 1900s, then Mahatma Gandhi thought that he must do something.

He felt that Indians never get independence until they make their own cloths and other necessary things of living. Bapu started encouraging the Indian people to make their own desi cotton cloth by using the traditional spinning wheels and looms of India. From that time the traditional hand spinning wheels and looms became the symbol of Indian independence struggle and life of Bapu.

 

Major Celebrations of Gandhi Jayanti in India

Three places in India are great and memorable where the birthday celebrations of Mahatma Gandhi take place:

> The place (The Martyrs Column at Gandhi Smriti) in the New Delhi where Bapu was shot o­n 30th of January in the year 1948.

> The place (The Raj Ghat at Yamunas bank) in the New Delhi where the body of Bapu was cremated o­n 31st of January in the year 1948.

> The place (Triveni Sangam) where all the three rivers named Ganga, Saraswati and Yamuna meets in Allahabad.

 

Some Famous Quotes of Bapu (Mahatma Gandhi)

Whenever you are confronted with an opponent. Conquer him with love.

Ahimsa means not to injure any creature by thought, word or deed, not even to the supposed advantage of this creature.

Where there is love there is life.

I like your Christ, I do not like your Christians. Your Christians are so unlike your Christ.

First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win.

I claim no perfection for myself. But I do claim to be a passionate seeker after Truth, which is but another name for God.

I have nothing new to teach the world. Truth and non-violence are as old as the hills. All I have done is to try experiments in both o­n as vast a scale as I could.

The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong.

An eye for an eye o­nly ends up making the whole world blind.

You must be the change you wish to see in the world.

Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony.

An eye for an eye o­nly ends up making the whole world blind.

Poverty is but the worst form of violence.

Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.

 

 For Students:

Essay o­n Gandhi Jayanti

Speech o­n Gandhi Jayanti

Essay o­n Swachh Bharat Abhiyan

Essay o­n Bal Swachhta Abhiyan

Essay o­n Mahatma Gandhi

Slogans o­n Mahatma Gandhi

Paragraph o­n Mahatma Gandhi

Paragraph o­n Gandhi Jayanti

Slogans o­n Gandhi Jayanti

Essay o­n Gandhi Jayanti Celebration

Speech o­n Mahatma Gandhi

Speech o­n Mahatma Gandhi for Teachers

Famous Speeches by Mahatma Gandhi

Essay o­n Mahatma Gandhis Educational Philosophy

 

More about Mahatma Gandhi:

Mahatma Gandhi Biography

Philosophy of Mahatma Gandhi

Life of Mahatma Gandhi from Childhood to Adolescent

How Mahatma Gandhi is Still Alive among us

Why Mahatma Gandhi was not Awarded Bharat Ratna or Nobel?

Struggle of Mahatma Gandhi in South Africa


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Global Harmony Association (GHA)

International peacemaking organization since 2005, about 600 humanities from 65 countries

https://peacefromharmony.org/

International Jubilee Gandhi Committee (GC)

https://peacefromharmony.org/?cat=en_c&key=853

35 members from 18 countries:

Honorary Co-Chairs:

- Ela Gandhi, South Africa, granddaughter of Mahatma Gandhi (http://peacefromharmony.org/?cat=en_c&key=852)

- Mairead Maguire, Northern Ireland, Nobel Peace Prize Laureate (http://peacefromharmony.org/?cat=en_c&key=678)

- John Avery, Denmark, Nobel Peace Prize Laureate (http://peacefromharmony.org/?cat=en_c&key=672)

- Shri Kanak Dugar, India, Gandhi Vidya Mandir Chairman, IASE Deemed University Chancellor

    (http://peacefromharmony.org/?cat=en_c&key=481)

- Dr. Theodore Mascarenhas, Catholic Bishop, Delhi (http://peacefromharmony.org/?cat=en_c&key=869)

- Shri Alagan Annamalai, Director, National Gandhi Museum, Delhi (www.gandhimuseum.org), (http://peacefromharmony.org/?cat=en_c&key=872)

Executive GC:

- GHA GC Chair, - Cdr Prof. Bhushan Dewan. Chairman, National Outreach Excellence Group, Mumbai http://peacefromharmony.org/?cat=en_c&key=879

- Vice-Chair of the GHA GC, - Dr. Subhash Chandra, GHA President, Gurgaon, Haryana, India

http://peacefromharmony.org/?cat=en_c&key=583

- Vice-Chair of the GHA GC, - Dr. A.K. Merchant, National Trustee, Lotus Temple & Bahai community of India; Delhi, http://peacefromharmony.org/?cat=en_c&key=841

- Vice-Chair of the GHA GC, - Dr. Maitreyee Bardhan Roy, scientist, Calcutta,

http://www.peacefromharmony.org/?cat=en_c&key=317

- GHA GC member, advisor, - Dr. Leo Semashko, GHA Founder and H/President, philosopher and sociologist,Russia, http://www.peacefromharmony.org/?cat=en_c&key=253

- Other members from 18 countries.

 

TO: Mr. Fyodor Rozovskiy,

The Representative Office of Rossotrudnichestvo in India uniting five Russian Centers of Science and Culture (RCSC) in New Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Chennai and Trivandrum. The main representative office of Rossotrudnichestvo is situated in the RCSC in New Delhi.

Address: 24, Ferozeshah Road, New Delhi 110 001

E-mail: india_deli@rs.gov.ru

http://ind.rs.gov.ru/en

 

Subject:

Your support of the Indian Spiritual Interfaith Nonviolence/Harmony Forum (SINHF) o­n September 21 and October 2 the UN International Days of Peace and Non-Violence in Delhi, Mumbai and Calcutta.

 

Dear Mr. Fyodor Rozovskiy,

Dear Directors of the RCSC branches in Mumbai and Calcutta

 

The GHA declared 2019 by the Gandhi World Year in honor of the 150th anniversary of the Mahatma Gandhi birth in November 2018. GHA prepared and published in July a unique international peacemaking book/primer Gandhica by 82 co-authors (including 3 Nobel laureates and President of India) of 25 countries in Russian and English, 240 pages (https://peacefromharmony.org/?cat=en_c&key=848), which is distributed in dozens of countries worldwide. GHA created in January the International Jubilee Gandhi Committee, abbreviated GC, of 35 members from 18 countries (https://peacefromharmony.org/?cat=en_c&key=853).

          Now, at the approach of the two culminations o­n this year UN dates, which are of particular value for world peace: the 150th anniversary of the "Father of the Indian Nation" Mahatma Gandhi o­n October 2 - this is UN Non-Violence Day and UN International Peace Day o­n September 21, The GHA initiates in their commemoration the Spiritual Interfaith Nonviolence/Harmony Forum (SINHF), primarily in India and Russia, as an example for all other countries. This Forum is also dedicated to the 75th anniversary of World War II, May 9, 2020 and UN Interfaith Harmony Week, February 1-7, 2020. The wide range of peacemaking and cultural meanings of this event determines its global value and significance, which peace-loving state and non-governmental (religious, womens, childrens, youth, cultural, sports and the like) organizations cannot neglect.

         The GHA and its leading department, GHA-India invite you as the head of Rossotrudnichestvo (Russian Center for Science and Culture in India) to actively promote a worthy celebration of these significant dates through the proposed Forum in three key cities of India: Delhi, Mumbai and Calcutta where your branches are located and the GHA departments.

The GHA-Russia branch is preparing similar Forums in Russia, in St. Petersburg and Moscow with the participation of the Embassy of India in Moscow and the Consulate General of India in St. Petersburg. The GHA Russian initiative is presented in three GHA letters in the appendix: to the President of Russia Mr. Vladimir Putin, the St. Petersburg acting governor Mr. Alexander Beglov and the Consul General of India in St. Petersburg Mr. Deepak Miglani.

Organizing similar Forums in India and Russia is not a particular problem, but o­nly if there is adequate political will to work for peace and support from the authorities at all levels. Without them, not a single NGO, including the GHA, is able to realize a similar event dedicated to a unique historical figure - Gandhi and the unique historical date of the Victory over fascism. Therefore, this event is possessing unique value in key spiritual and geopolitical senses: peacemaking, interfaith, cultural and diplomatic within the framework of public/people diplomacy as a joint activity of government and non-government organizations.

A unique and uniting spiritual highlight of the Interfaith Nonviolence/Harmony Forums could be the GHA collective book/primer Gandhica prepared during the year and published in Russia and India. It could be reprinted in an abridged version of 170 pages with small (1-2 pages) Prefaces by religious, political and civic leaders with the aim to gift it to each participant of these Forums for a deep scientific, philosophical and religious understanding of Gandhis non-violence, its competent development and application by each organization and state in building a peace-loving society. GHA conducts similar work, providing translation of the abridged version of Gandhica into French and Hindi. But the GHA possibilities are very limited here.

Therefore, we appeal to you with a proposal to republish this peacemaking book/primer in an abridged version (170 pages) in Delhi in English and Hindi with your Foreword by the circulation of 3-5 thousand copies to gift it to the participants of the SINHF in Delhi, Mumbai and Calcutta o­n the indicated dates. Translation into Hindi and the publication of an abridged version of this book in English requires a modest cost of about 20 thousand dollars, which could be provided by your regular sponsors from two countries. This is the case when the game is worth the candle. Similar Forums can be held o­n an o­ngoing basis, make them the national tradition of India and Russia with a gift o­n each new spiritual book of religious, political and peacemaking leaders. You will become the pioneer of this great spiritual tradition in India. Why is this bad? Such Forums are useful to all people and all nations, instilling in them hope for a better, peaceful, harmonious and non-violent future. Doesnt this really need the people's power and non-governmental organizations, and communities that serve the common good? This is a rhetorical question.

We are happy to present this book to you and hope for your understanding, active support and a Preface to it for its new publication in the near future.

 

Respectfully, Yours,

 

Dr. Subhash Chandra, GHA and GHA-India President, Delhi

Dr. Leo Semashko, GHA Founder and Honorary President, St. Petersburg

Cdr Prof. Bhushan Dewan. GHA GC Chair, Mumbai,

Dr. Theodore Mascarenhas, Catholic Bishop, Delhi

Dr. .., National Trustee, Lotus Temple & Bahai community of India, Delhi

Dr. Maitreyee Bardhan Roy, scientist, President, GHA-Calcutta

Mr. Latif Kirmani, Publisher, Delhi

Mr. Bhanu Sundra, Publisher, Delhi

 

India Gandhi Committee (GC) members:

Dr. Ravi Bhatia, Gandhian Scholar, R/Prof. University, Delhi,

Dr. Subhash Sharma, IBA Director, Bangalore

Dr. Pravat Dhal, Magadh University, Bodhgaya, Bihar

Mr. Kartar Singh, Indian Ex-Services League (IESL) President, Delhi

Mr. Arvinder Singh, Publisher, Delhi

And others.

 

Publication:

In English: https://peacefromharmony.org/?cat=en_c&key=868

In Russian: https://peacefromharmony.org/?cat=ru_c&key=800

August 4, 2019

 
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Global Harmony Association (GHA)

International peacemaking organization since 2005, about 600 humanities from 65 countries

https://peacefromharmony.org/

International Jubilee Gandhi Committee (GC)

https://peacefromharmony.org/?cat=en_c&key=853

35 members from 18 countries:

Honorary Co-Chairs:

- Ela Gandhi, South Africa, granddaughter of Mahatma Gandhi (http://peacefromharmony.org/?cat=en_c&key=852)

- Mairead Maguire, Northern Ireland, Nobel Peace Prize Laureate (http://peacefromharmony.org/?cat=en_c&key=678)

- John Avery, Denmark, Nobel Peace Prize Laureate (http://peacefromharmony.org/?cat=en_c&key=672)

- Shri Kanak Dugar, India, Gandhi Vidya Mandir Chairman, IASE Deemed University Chancellor

(http://peacefromharmony.org/?cat=en_c&key=481)

- Dr. Theodore Mascarenhas, Catholic Bishop, Delhi (http://peacefromharmony.org/?cat=en_c&key=869)

- Shri Alagan Annamalai, Director, National Gandhi Museum, Delhi (www.gandhimuseum.org), (http://peacefromharmony.org/?cat=en_c&key=872)

Executive GC:

- GHA GC Chair, - Cdr Prof. Bhushan Dewan. Chairman, National Outreach Excellence Group, Mumbai http://peacefromharmony.org/?cat=en_c&key=879

- Vice-Chair of the GHA GC, - Dr. Subhash Chandra, GHA President, Gurgaon, Haryana, India

http://peacefromharmony.org/?cat=en_c&key=583

- GHA GC member, - Natalia Chigrina, GC Chair, Russia,

- GHA GC member, advisor, - Dr. Leo Semashko, GHA Founder and H/President, philosopher, sociologist, Russia, http://www.peacefromharmony.org/?cat=en_c&key=253

- Other members from 18 countries.

 

TO: Mr. Vladimir Putin,

President of the Russian Federation

 

Applications:

1. Letter to the Acting Governor of St. Petersburg.

2. Letter to the Consul General of India in St. Petersburg.

https://peacefromharmony.org/?cat=en_c&key=868

 

1.We are happy to gift you the GHA unique international peacemaking book/primer dedicated to the 75th anniversary of the Second World War and to the 150th anniversary of Gandhi: Mahatma Gandhi: Nonviolence Starting Point. Spherons Genetics and Statistics. Gandhica by 82 coauthors (including 3 Nobel Laureates and the President of India) from 25 countries in Russian and English, 240 pages (https://peacefromharmony.org/?cat=en_c&key=848). It is common in dozens of countries o­n all continents. Please, we ask you to set a date and time for the meeting of your representative in St. Petersburg with our delegation to transmit this book and related initiatives in the annexes.

2.This book implements your ideology of Russias peacemaking breakthrough in science, governance, politics and business, formulated by you several years ago and comprehensively implemented by you in the domestic and foreign policy of Russia, in all its National Projects.

3.Our book offers new breakthrough structures of integral management, new breakthrough digital technologies, new breakthrough business, but it has special significance for breakthrough harmonization of social relations based o­n the theory and practice of Gandhi non-violence in any country. It is innovatively understood and fundamentally disclosed in our book that determines its scientific and peacekeeping uniqueness. A free-for-all example of this breakthrough is our initiative proposals of the Spiritual Interfaith Nonviolence Forums in Russia and India, which supplant the clash of religious civilizations by interfaith harmony of Gandhian nonviolence o­n an o­ngoing basis. Details of the organization of these Forums in Delhi and St. Petersburg, see the annexes.

4.We ask you o­nly about o­ne thing - to support this initiative and recommend its implementation to other large cities of Russia, centers of constituent entities of the Russian Federation o­n the UN International Days of Peace (September 21) and Non-Violence (October 2). The organization of similar events is limited by scanty financing available to every city; however, your help in this regard would not be superfluous for them.

 

The colossal social and peacemaking significance of such unique events for Russia is self-evident. They will become an inspiring example for cities in other countries, including the United States, within the framework of the aforementioned international UN Days, uniting all the people of the planet. Of course, this initiative of Russia, launched in St. Petersburg, will find the undoubted support of the BRICS, SCO, CIS, UN and UNESCO. It will raise the world prestige of Russia as a peacemaking leader.

Respectfully,

 

Dr. Leo Semashko,

GHA Founder and Honorary President,

St. Petersburg,

7-812-597-65-71,

leo.semashko@gmail.com,

https://peacefromharmony.org/?cat=en_c&key=253

 

Members, Gandhi Committee of Russia:

Natalia Chigrina, St. Petersburg, Chair, Russia GC,

Leo Semashko, St. Petersburg, International GC,

Julia Budnikova, St. Petersburg,

Sergey Dvoryanov, Moscow,

Nina Novikova, St. Petersburg,

Roxana Sadykova, Ufa,

Alla Voronova, St. Petersburg,

Alexander Semashko, Kaluga,

Victor Danilov, Ulyanovsk,

Vera Popovich, St. Petersburg,

Alexander Trubachev, St. Petersburg,

Other

 

Publication:

In English: https://peacefromharmony.org/?cat=en_c&key=868

In Russian: https://peacefromharmony.org/?cat=ru_c&key=800

August 2, 2019

 


Global Harmony Association (GHA)

International peacemaking organization since 2005, about 600 humanities from 65 countries

https://peacefromharmony.org/

International Jubilee Gandhi Committee (GC)

https://peacefromharmony.org/?cat=en_c&key=853

35 members from 18 countries:

Honorary Co-Chairs:

- Ela Gandhi, South Africa, granddaughter of Mahatma Gandhi (http://peacefromharmony.org/?cat=en_c&key=852)

- Mairead Maguire, Northern Ireland, Nobel Peace Prize Laureate (http://peacefromharmony.org/?cat=en_c&key=678)

- John Avery, Denmark, Nobel Peace Prize Laureate (http://peacefromharmony.org/?cat=en_c&key=672)

- Shri Kanak Dugar, India, Gandhi Vidya Mandir Chairman, IASE Deemed University Chancellor

(http://peacefromharmony.org/?cat=en_c&key=481)

- Dr. Theodore Mascarenhas, Catholic Bishop, Delhi (http://peacefromharmony.org/?cat=en_c&key=869)

- Shri Alagan Annamalai, Director, National Gandhi Museum, Delhi (www.gandhimuseum.org), (http://peacefromharmony.org/?cat=en_c&key=872)

Executive GC:

- GHA GC Chair, - Cdr Prof. Bhushan Dewan. Chairman, National Outreach Excellence Group, Mumbai http://peacefromharmony.org/?cat=en_c&key=879

- Vice-Chair of the GHA GC, - Dr. Subhash Chandra, GHA President, Gurgaon, Haryana, India

http://peacefromharmony.org/?cat=en_c&key=583

- GHA GC member, - Natalia Chigrina, GC Chair, Russia,

- GHA GC member, advisor, - Dr. Leo Semashko, GHA Founder and H/President, philosopher, sociologist, Russia, http://www.peacefromharmony.org/?cat=en_c&key=253

- Other members from 18 countries.

 

TO: Acting Governor of St. Petersburg

Mr. Alexander Beglov

 

Copy to: Mr. Vladimir Putin,

President of the Russian Federation

https://peacefromharmony.org/?cat=en_c&key=868

 

1.We are happy to gift you the GHA unique book/primer dedicated to the 75th anniversary of the Second World War and to the 150th anniversary of Gandhi: Mahatma Gandhi: Nonviolence Starting Point. Spherons Genetics and Statistics. Gandhica by 82 coauthors (including 3 Nobel Laureates and the President of India) from 25 countries in Russian and English, 240 pages (https://peacefromharmony.org/?cat=en_c&key=848). It is common in dozens of countries o­n all continents. Please, we ask you to set a date and time for a meeting with our delegation to transmit this book.

This book implements the ideology of Russias peacemaking breakthrough in science, governance, politics and business as articulated by Russian President Vladimir Putin. Our book offers new breakthrough structures of integral management, new breakthrough digital technologies, new breakthrough business, but it has special significance for breakthrough harmonization of social relations based o­n the theory and practice of Gandhi non-violence in any country. A free-for-all example of this breakthrough is proposed below, which supplants the clash of religious civilizations with the interfaith harmony of Gandhian nonviolence.

2.We offer to the religious, cultural and peacemaking organizations of India to hold in Delhi, in the Lotus Temple (1300 seats) o­n September 21 the UN International Peace Day, the All Indian Spiritual Interfaith Non-Violence Forum dedicated to the 150th anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi with a gift to each participant of this Forum the "Gandhica" book in English or in o­ne of the languages ​​of India.

3.We offer to the religious, cultural and peacemaking organizations of Russia (primarily St. Petersburg) with the Consulate General of India active participation to hold in St. Petersburg, in BKZ Oktyabrsky (3,700 seats), o­n September 21 - o­n the UN International Peace Day, All-Russian (or City ) The Spiritual Interfaith Non-Violence Forum dedicated to the 150th anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi with a gift to each participant of this Forum of the "Gandhica" book in Russian. We ask the City Government to support this extremely important event and to allocate a tiny amount in $ 15 thousands for its implementation to publish 4,000 copies of this book.

4.Similar Spiritual Interfaith Non-Violence Forum dedicated to the anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, we propose to duplicate with a new composition of invited participants o­n October 2 - the UN International Non-Violence Day, established by the UN o­n Gandhi's birthday with the urgent goal of establishing a culture of peace, tolerance, understanding and non-violence, equally important for all countries, including India and Russia, which have long followed this path.

 

The colossal social and peacemaking significance of similar unique events for St. Petersburg is self-evident. They will become also an inspiring example for other cities of Russia, as well as for other countries within the framework of the aforementioned International UN Days, uniting all the people of the planet. Of course, such an initiative of Russia, launched in St. Petersburg, will find the undoubted support of the BRICS, UN and UNESCO.


Respectfully,

 

Dr. Leo Semashko,

GHA Founder and Honorary President,

St. Petersburg,

7-812-597-65-71,

leo.semashko@gmail.com,

https://peacefromharmony.org/?cat=en_c&key=253

 

Members, Gandhi Committee of Russia:

Natalia Chigrina, St. Petersburg, Chair, Russia GC,

Leo Semashko, St. Petersburg, International GC,

Julia Budnikova, St. Petersburg,

Sergey Dvoryanov, Moscow,

Nina Novikova, St. Petersburg,

Roxana Sadykova, Ufa,

Alla Voronova, St. Petersburg,

Alexander Semashko, Kaluga,

Victor Danilov, Ulyanovsk,

Vera Popovich, St. Petersburg,

Alexander Trubachev, St. Petersburg,

Other

 

Publication:

In English: https://peacefromharmony.org/?cat=en_c&key=868

In Russian: https://peacefromharmony.org/?cat=ru_c&key=800

August 2, 2019



Global Harmony Association (GHA)

International peacemaking organization since 2005, about 600 humanities from 65 countries

https://peacefromharmony.org/

International Jubilee Gandhi Committee (GC)

https://peacefromharmony.org/?cat=en_c&key=853

35 members from 18 countries:

Honorary Co-Chairs:

- Ela Gandhi, South Africa, granddaughter of Mahatma Gandhi (http://peacefromharmony.org/?cat=en_c&key=852)

- Mairead Maguire, Northern Ireland, Nobel Peace Prize Laureate (http://peacefromharmony.org/?cat=en_c&key=678)

- John Avery, Denmark, Nobel Peace Prize Laureate (http://peacefromharmony.org/?cat=en_c&key=672)

- Shri Kanak Dugar, India, Gandhi Vidya Mandir Chairman, IASE Deemed University Chancellor

(http://peacefromharmony.org/?cat=en_c&key=481)

- Dr. Theodore Mascarenhas, Catholic Bishop, Delhi (http://peacefromharmony.org/?cat=en_c&key=869)

- Shri Alagan Annamalai, Director, National Gandhi Museum, Delhi (www.gandhimuseum.org), (http://peacefromharmony.org/?cat=en_c&key=872)

Executive GC:

- GHA GC Chair, - Cdr Prof. Bhushan Dewan. Chairman, National Outreach Excellence Group, Mumbai http://peacefromharmony.org/?cat=en_c&key=879

- Vice-Chair of the GHA GC, - Dr. Subhash Chandra, GHA President, Gurgaon, Haryana,

http://peacefromharmony.org/?cat=en_c&key=583

- GHA GC member, - Natalia Chigrina, GC Chair, Russia,

- GHA GC member, advisor, - Dr. Leo Semashko, GHA Founder and H/President, philosopher, sociologist, Russia, http://www.peacefromharmony.org/?cat=en_c&key=253

- Other members from 18 countries.

 

To the Consulate General of India, St. Petersburg

Consul General: Mr. Deepak Miglani

 

Copy to:

Mr. Vladimir Putin, Russian Federation President and

Mr. Alexander Beglov, Acting Governor of St. Petersburg

https://peacefromharmony.org/?cat=en_c&key=868

 

1.We are happy to gift you the GHA unique book/primer dedicated to the 75th anniversary of the Second World War and to the 150th anniversary of Gandhi: Mahatma Gandhi: Nonviolence Starting Point. Spherons Genetics and Statistics. Gandhica by 82 coauthors (including 3 Nobel Laureates and the President of India) from 25 countries in Russian and English, 240 pages (https://peacefromharmony.org/?cat=en_c&key=848). It is common in dozens of countries o­n all continents. Please, we ask you to set a date and time for a meeting with our delegation to transmit this book.

2.We ask you to provide us with organizational and financial assistance in translating an abridged version (170 pages) of this book into the main native languages ​​of India: Hindi, Bengali, Urdu and Telugu, to make it available in the Schools, Colleges and Universities of India.

3.We offer to the religious, cultural and peacemaking organizations of India to hold in Delhi, in the Lotus Temple (1300 seats) o­n September 21 the UN International Peace Day, the All Indian Spiritual Interfaith Non-Violence Forum dedicated to the 150th anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi with a gift to each participant of this Forum the "Gandhica" book in English or in o­ne of the languages ​​of India. The approximate cost of this event, together with the translation and publication of a book in Delhi in the native languages ​​of India is a modest amount of about $ 15 thousand. Please, help us in finding sponsors for it in India and Russia.

4.We offer to the religious, cultural and peacemaking organizations of Russia (primarily St. Petersburg) with your active participation to hold October in St. Petersburg, in the Great Concert Hall (3,700 seats), o­n September 21 - o­n the UN International Peace Day, All-Russian (or City ) The Spiritual Interfaith Non-Violence Forum dedicated to the 150th anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi with a gift to each participant of this Forum of the "Gandhica" book in Russian. We ask you to support this initiative in the City Hall and in front of its Governor, to whom we are applying with a similar proposal.

5.Similar Spiritual Interfaith Non-Violence Forum dedicated to the anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, we propose to duplicate with a new composition of invited participants o­n October 2 - the UN International Non-Violence Day, established by the UN o­n Gandhi's birthday with the urgent goal of establishing a culture of peace, tolerance, understanding and non-violence, equally important for all countries, including India and Russia, which have long followed this path.

 

The colossal social and peacemaking significance of similar unique events for Delhi and St. Petersburg is self-evident. They will become also an inspiring example for other cities of India and Russia, as well as for other countries within the framework of the aforementioned International UN Days, uniting all the people of the planet. Of course, such an initiative of India and Russia, launched in Delhi and St. Petersburg, will find the undoubted support of the BRICS, UN and UNESCO.

 

Respectfully,


Dr. Leo Semashko,

GHA Founder and Honorary President,

St. Petersburg,

7-812-597-65-71,

leo.semashko@gmail.com,

https://peacefromharmony.org/?cat=en_c&key=253

 

Members, Gandhi Committee of Russia:

Natalia Chigrina, St. Petersburg, Chair, Russia GC,

Leo Semashko, St. Petersburg, International GC,

Julia Budnikova, St. Petersburg,

Sergey Dvoryanov, Moscow,

Nina Novikova, St. Petersburg,

Roxana Sadykova, Ufa,

Alla Voronova, St. Petersburg,

Alexander Semashko, Kaluga,

Victor Danilov, Ulyanovsk,

Vera Popovich, St. Petersburg,

Alexander Trubachev, St. Petersburg,

Other

 

Publication:

In English: https://peacefromharmony.org/?cat=en_c&key=868

In Russian: https://peacefromharmony.org/?cat=ru_c&key=800

August 2, 2019



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Discussion

 



Gandhica and Interfaith Harmony/Nonviolence Forums in Russia and India

in honor of the Gandhi anniversary and the Victory over fascism

 

Dear GHA members, Friends,

Many thanks for your approval of the letters to Russian President Putin, Governor of St. Petersburg and Consul of India. We did not receive a single objection, although there were interesting proposals, for example, to send a similar proposal to the leaders of the Vatican and the Orthodox Church. Perhaps we will do it.

Now I invite you to discuss and approve by your YES or NO another our letter within two days (we have very little time, but a lot of work) - to the head of the state organization Rossotrudnichestvo (Russian Center for Science and Culture) in India, Delhi, Mumbai, Calcutta

with the same proposal: support the Interfaith Nonviolence/Harmony Forum in honor of the Gandhi anniversary and the Victory over fascism in these cities of India. This letter complements our letter to President Putin (see attachment and here too: https://peacefromharmony.org/?cat=en_c&key=863).

The main subject of execution of this part of our project is the GHA-India and the GHA Gandhi Committee, which includes most of the GHA Indian members. Therefore, we are waiting responses and clarifying proposals from them first.

Because our Buddhist colleagues from Japan are silent, obviously, they are abandoning the role of leaders of interfaith harmony/nonviolence, I propose to rename our project from Gandhica and Buddhism to Gandhica and Interfaith Harmony/Nonviolence (GIHN). Do you agree with that? This title does not limit our universal project to o­ne faith but applies to everything, as in previous GHA projects dedicated to interfaith harmony: https://peacefromharmony.org/?cat=en_c&key=541

We hope to your understand and implement this project not o­nly in Russia and India, but also in other peace-loving countries, for example, China, Brazil, Ghana, Ethiopia, Greece, Japan, Malaysia and many others.
Best wishes for peace from harmony/nonviolence,
Leo,
05-08-19


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Russia Gandhi Committee: Proposals to President Putin,

Governor and Consul General of India +++ your approval in two days

 

Dear GHA members, friends,

We have already reported o­n the Gandhica publication completion (https://peacefromharmony.org/?cat=en_c&key=788) in two languages and free distribution of its copies to dozens of countries and dozens of places inside India and Russia to its co-authors. Mr. Latif Kirmani, a publisher in Delhi, was particularly distinguished in its publication and worldwide mailing that we greatly appreciate and thanks. See his photo with it here: https://peacefromharmony.org/?cat=en_c&key=481 and above).

In this regard, the task of this unique peace book presentation arises at two key UN dates: o­n the International Days of Peace - o­n September 21 and of Non-Violence - o­n October 2 within special Spiritual Interfaith Nonviolence/Harmony Forums around the world with a gift of our Gandhica book to each participant of these Forums.

Within the framework of the GHA International Jubilee Gandhi Committee, briefly GC, plan (https://peacefromharmony.org/?cat=en_c&key=853) I prepared the relevant proposals of the Russian GC for these dates to its President, Governor of St. Petersburg and the Consul General of India in St. Petersburg. Please, see these three brief letters in the attachment, and they are published together o­n the Gandhi's Year Culminations page here: https://peacefromharmony.org/?cat=en_c&key=863

We invite you to discuss and approve these letters by your YES or NO during two days (August 3 and 4), so that o­n Monday (August 5) I can send them to the recipients.

Their main meaning is to give each GHA member and each Gandhica co-author an example of its actual and very valuable advancement in any country, even in the most militaristic o­ne - in the USA and in any city where there are different faith-based communities and where there are acute problems of interfaith and social harmony. Our Gandhica offers a breakthrough way to solve them through a harmonious Gandhian mass education (Gandhi Nonviolence School, 30 hours for any educational institution, Gandhica 175-177 p), relevant for all conflicting communities and social groups at any level.

I assume that many of you will doubt the success of our proposal in the prevailing militaristic atmosphere of power, rooted in traditional democracy. I well understand these doubts, which I share myself. But if we are responsible world citizens and responsible peacemakers, if we are true supporters of the Gandhi non-violence, religious Divine peace and true co-authors of our Gandhica, then we are obligated to fulfill our civic, spiritual and scientific duty, recorded in our books and charters. Our duty is to express our position, despite the position of the authorities, which, in a number of countries and cities, can support our peacemaking Gandhian initiatives. We have no right to ignore this, albeit a small chance, which we will test experimentally with our similar letters. This is better than tacitly and passively contributing to the growth of militarism, violence, hatred and hostility, the result of which is equally deplorable for all, without exception. Someone said well that indifference brings us to the enemies of peace making us its traitors.

We particularly hope for the support of active peacemaking religious communities, as well as women's, children's and youth organizations, more than others committed to peace and non-violence. We really hope for the public support of the most influential religious leader among the co-authors of Gandhica, Mr. Daisaku Ikeda, President of the International Buddhist Organization, Soka Gakkai International, which has branches in 192 countries and brings together more than 12 million Buddhists around the world. They are organizationally capable of initiating our proposals in many countries and cities, primarily in Tokyo and Japan in a whole, distinguishing by its peacefulness, as well as in India and other countries. Buddhists could become global actors and the organizing center of the Spiritual Interfaith Nonviolence Forums around the world that would make them a global peacemaking leader of the 21st century, which now simply does not exist.

We, the GHA, hope that our example will find understanding, support and implementation of at least some peacemakers in at least several countries primarily in India and Russia.

Best wishes for peace from harmony/nonviolence,
Dr. Leo Semashko,
GHA Founder and Honorary President,
02-08-19



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Global Harmony Association (GHA)

http://peacefromharmony.org/

International Jubilee Gandhi Committee (GC)

http://peacefromharmony.org/?cat=en_c&key=853

World Gandhi Year 2019

Geopolitical Culmination

http://peacefromharmony.org/?cat=en_c&key=863

 

It is the meeting in the Kremlin of President Putin with the granddaughter of Mahatma Gandhi - Ela Gandhi, with the Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi, with the GC Nobel Peace Laureates and with the invitation of the US President Donald Trump o­n October 2, 2019 o­n the 150th anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi birth.

 

This meeting will acquire historical symbolic significance for the new century as a whole. It will be its supreme geopolitical symbol and its best symbolic capital, becoming a fundamental sign of recognition of the legacy of Gandhi's non-violence in the 21st century. If there is no similar meeting for any reason, if the leaders of the new century are unable or unwilling to meet to confirm their commitment to the values ​​of non-violence and peace, this will make them symbols of violence, militarism and wars of the new century. What choice of history in this century will depend o­n them and how they will remain in history depends o­n these leaders, o­n their attitude to this meeting.

 

The proposal of this meeting was first formulated in a letter from the GHA Gandhi Committee of Russia to President Vladimir Putin o­n January 31, 2019: http://peacefromharmony.org/?cat=ru_c&key=803

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Mahatma Gandhi:

History Culmination and Humanity Turn from the Violence Realm/Civilization into
the Nonviolence Realm/Civilization of the Future

 

The past history is a civilization and a realm of violence with the prevalence and dominance in the life of most countries and peoples of wars, armies, militarism, dictatorships, terror, mass repressions, empires, militaristic democracies, etc. Mahatma Gandhi is the first political leader in violent history who, with his practical example of the non-violent liberation of India from British rule, showed the real possibility of an alternative realm - a civilization of non-violence, peace and harmony, the values of which are inseparable in a single process of life and sustainable development. Therefore, with Gandhi begins the historical turn of humanity from the realm of violence to the kingdom and the civilization of non-violence.

But this turn requires appropriate, non-violent and harmonious consciousness, thinking and the humanities, which could not arise in the reality of violence, but in which their many sprouts were born, integrable and synthesized in a spheral holistic and pluralistic tetranet thinking and consciousness. o­nly such consciousness and thinking can penetrate and understand the deep spheral structural harmony of non-violence as the law of the greatest force of mankind by definition of Gandhiat the level of social genetics. o­nly similar thinking and consciousness can systematically master social non-violence and transform it from an incomprehensible, intuitive, even if a brilliant, single historical find into everyday scientifically illuminated practice and the life reality of history at all levels from the individual and the family to the country and humanity as a whole. The systemic intellect of nonviolence begins with the sociocybernetic science and statistics of the spheres and employed in them spherons (spheral classes) of the social production of humanity at all its levels, starting with the individual, the family and the country.

Therefore, the attitude of each person and political leader to the non-violence of Gandhi and to its systemic scientific intellect is their attitude towards the fate of social non-violence, i.e. to the fate of the realm/civilization of non-violence of human history. In this regard, Gandhi's non-violence and its systemic non-violent scientific mind is a criterion, a measure of the ratings of all people, primarily political leaders, according to their key life vector and navigation to the realm of violence or to the realm of non-violence. This criterion can and should be evaluated by everyone, primarily all political leaders, from whose orientation into the realm of violence or non-violence the fate of peoples and the lives of hundreds of millions of people depend.

Leo Semashko, social philosopher

http://peacefromharmony.org/?cat=en_c&key=253

02-02-19

 

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          Under the Mr. Modi, PM of India leadership, the geopolitical culmination of the Gandhi World Year in India could be a meeting with Ms. Ela Gandhi, the granddaughter of Mahatma Gandhi and the government reception of the heads of states and the National Gandhi Commissions with the participation of the GC Nobel Prize Laureates in Delhi o­n October 2, 2019 o­n the Gandhi birthday 150th anniversary in the Lotus Temple or in the newly built "Global Gandhi Temple/Center/Congress-Hall" (http://peacefromharmony.org/?cat=en_c&key=853)
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