UT Arlington presents Understanding Ghandi
UT Arlington will celebrate the birthday of Mahatma Gandhi, nonviolence leader of India's independence, with a lecture by his great-grandson, Satish Dhupelia.
Dhupeila and Prasad Gollanapalli, managing trustee of the Gandhi King Foundation, will present "Understanding Gandhi in Contemporary Context" in Room 100 of Nedderman Hall.
Dhupelia is the son of Shashikant Dhupelia, daughter of Manilal Gandhi, who was the second son of Mahatma Gandhi. A photographer, Dhupelia is director of his S.D. Video Enterprises in Durban, South Africa.
Gollanapalli has taught courses on Gandhian philosophy, peace, nonviolence, sustainable development, and related issues in Indian and U.S. universities. He works for Sarvodaya Social Order, a society based on truth and nonviolence.
Thursday also marks the opening of the Mahatma Gandhi Memorial of North Texas in Thomas Jefferson Park in Irving. The event is at 5 p.m. at the park, 1201 Hidden Ridge, near MacArthur Boulevard and Walnut Hill Lane.
Dignitaries from India will attend the dedication of a 7-foot tall bronze statue of Gandhi. The Mahatma Gandhi Memorial plaza includes 8-foot granite walls engraved with quotations by Gandhi and others.