Topic: SIGNIFICANCE OF GANDHIAN PRINCIPLES IN MODERN ERA
Date: 15th August,2021
Speakers: Dr. Rajendra Khimani, Vice-Chancellor, Gujarat Vidyapith
Highlights: Dr. Rajendra Khimani talking about various values held dear to Gandhiji explained their modern day context to establish its significance. He said that to be able to understand the relevance of any concept or thought it is necessary to understand the original context in which it appeared and also its applicability in the present context. He threw light on the true meaning and philosophy behind the concepts of Truth, Non-violence, Swadeshi movement, Brahmacharya etc. He explained that truth and intolerance are interconnected as everyone can have his own truth according his or her point of view. It is necessary for us to accept this reality to save the society from intolerance and its catastrophic effects. He also discussed the relevance of the famous 11 vows of Gandhiji and tried to clear certain doubts and misconceptions that revolve around them. At the end, Dr. Khimani asserted that the principles given by Mahatma Gandhi are timeless and shall remain relevant and significant forever with slight change in their context.