IIT Kharagpur is organizing an international e-symposia in association with top global universities to commemorate the completion of the 150th Birth Anniversary celebrations of Mahatma Gandhi. Academics from universities in the USA, UK, Australia, Canada, New Zealand and Gandhian experts from India including professors from IIT Kharagpur will deliberate on ‘Gandhian Thoughts and Philosophy’ through webinars spanning over select days in August 2020.
The webinars are scheduled on August 8 with Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA and Gandhi Forum, India, August 15 with Tufts University, August 20 with University of Manchester, UK and University of Texas Arlington, USA, August 27 with University of Leeds, UK, University of Melbourne, Australia, University of Auckland and Massey University, New Zealand, and August 28 with the University of Alberta and University of Toronto, Canada.
The themes include Sarvodaya-universal upliftment or progress for all and Swavalamban-the quest for self-reliance, Gandhian legacies in the World Today, Branding Gandhi, Gandhian Economics for Growth in India: From Atma Nirbhar Bharat to Sarvodaya, Philosophy of Gandhian Economics, Gandhipedia: a one-stop portal for browsing Gandhian literature, life-events and his social network. The event has already attracted more than a thousand participants from across the globe.
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