Nepali edition of Gandhi’s autobiography launched

- Post Report, Kathmandu

Oct 3, 2017-

Gandhi Jayanti was celebrated amid a function at the Nepal-Bharat Library in the Capitla on Monday. 

Former prime minister Lokendra Bahadur Chand launched the Nepali edition of the Gandhi’s autobiography “The Story of My Experiments With Truth” translated by Shekhar Giri and published by Shivalik Prakashan. 

The release programme, organised by the Embassy of India and BP Koirala India-Nepal Foundation, was attended by more than 150 Nepali writers, artists, intellectuals and media persons.

In his address at the programme, former PM Chand spoke about the role of Mahatma Gandhi in the freedom struggle of India and the contributions of Gandhi and called him an icon of world peace, the embassy said in a statement. Lawmaker and renowned Gandhian Pradeep Giri and Indian Ambassador to Nepal  Manjeev Singh Puri jointly released the book along with Chand. Speaking at the programme, Giri stressed on how the principle of ‘ahimsa’ had the power to bring stability in administration and society of a country.

Ambassador Puri spoke about the relevance of Mahatma Gandhi’s teachings also to modern day world. Ambassador Puri commended Vice President of Nepal-India Friendship Association Shekhar Giri for his “immense labour” for the translation of the iconic autobiography of Mahatma Gandhi, the statement read.

On the occasion, an exhibition of some rare photographs from the life of Mahatma Gandhi was held and a documentary on life of Gandhi. The members of Kalaguthi and students of famous Gandhian of Nepal late Tulasi Mehar, demonstrated process of producing fabrics from ‘Charkha’. 

The books related to Gandhiji were also showcased. Dedicated follower of Gandhiji Uma Jee sang the famous hymn of Gandhiji titled ‘Baishanab Jan to tene kahiye jo peer parai jane re’.

Published: 03-10-2017 07:49

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