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Lecture on “Mahatma Gandhi Ethical Leadership and Transformational Change”

On October 7, 2014, The Institute of Oriental Philosophy (IOP) organized a lecture titled, “Mahatma Gandhi Ethical Leadership and Transformational Change,” by Ms. Shobhana Radhakrishna, President of Centre for Gandhian Vision & Values.

Ms. Radhakrishna spent part of her life in Gandhiji’s Sewagram Ashram in Wardha and has ded
icated her life to the cause of rural development to serve the poor and underprivileged communities.

Since 2010, as an ‘Eminent Citizen’ for the Ministry of Rural Development, Government of India, she has conducted independent monitoring and assessment of Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act for strengthening the implementation of the works, observes the best practices and innovation that were undertaken in the implementation of the Act in Bihar.

Ms. Shobhana Radhakrishna gave lectures at the IOP in 2009 and 2011, and this was her third visit to Japan.

In her lecture, Ms. Radhakrishna explained Mahatma Gandhi’s thought of non-violence, his religious view and leadership and emphasized that Gandhi’s faith was in ultimate reality of Truth which he endeavored to attain it through non-violence, throughout his life. She said that Gandhi has made significant contributions in economics, spirituality, conflict resolution, international peace, education politics and more. She stressed hoq Gandhi demonstrated that non-violence was not a passive, weak force, but an active force full of possibility, and that this force needed to be applied to different fields.

Organizer: The Institute of Oriental Philosophy (IOP)
Date: October7, 2014

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