Consulate General of India, Shanghai along with Fudan University organized a keynote address on “Gandhian values are as relevant as ever” at the Fudan University earlier today. The event was held under the aegis of the Centre for Gandhian and Indian Studies (CGIS), which was inaugurated by Hon’ble Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi during his visit to Shanghai in May 2015.
2. Prof. Shobhana Radhakrishna, Chief Functionary of Gandhian Forum for Ethical Corporate Governance, Delhi and renowned Gandhian scholar delivered the keynote address to Fudan University students and emphasized that the core message of non-violence – Ahimsa – continued to be as relevant and universal in contemporary times as it was in the first half of 20th century. Prof. Zhou Yaming, Assistant President, Fudan University also graced the occasion and in his discussions with Consul General agreed to institutionalize an annual lecture series on Mahatma Gandhi to be conducted under the aegis of CGIS, Fudan University.
3. Prior to the event, a plaque was also unveiled, to mark the physical allocation of function space for the CGIS by the Fudan University. CGIS would henceforth be hosted as part of the ‘Think Bank’ premises of the Fudan University.
4. A bust of Mahatma Gandhi is also expected to be installed early next year at CGIS premises. Later this year on December 17-18, under the aegis of CGIS, an International Conference “Indo-Chinese Cultural Relations through Buddhist Path of Transcendence” is scheduled to be organized at Fudan University during which leading Indian scholars from India and China are expected to participate.
October 18, 2016