Gandhi and sustainable development in context of covid19 discussed at PU
Different questions were asked by the various faculty members and students
Chandigarh: The Department of Gandhian and Peace Studies in collaboration with the UNESCO Network Chair organized the special lecture of Dr. Anil Dutta Mishra ,Eminent Gandhian Scholar and author, today on the topic "Gandhi and Sustainable development in context of Covid19".
Dr. A. D. Mishra highlighted that Gandhi was a creative person in creating history for himself and for the rest of the world to follow. Gandhi who's considered a iconic personality has inspired many people during his lifetime and is still inspiring people around the globe.His thoughts are everlasting, time tested and have been written for common man. Dr Mishra emphasized the need for integrating 4H's - Head, Heart, Hand and Health. He taught the Human being the lesson of Humanity. Gandhi taught us Ancient wisdom in Modern context. In post Covid19 period we will benefit from Gandhi's context of Swaraj, Satyagraha, Swadeshi and Trusteeship. Gandhi taught us Individual non violence to mass non violence. The present crisis is due to uncontrolled capitalism and uncontrolled consumerism. The man became a factor of production and nature became a source for exploitation. If we want to solve the present crisis then a change in the way individual think about, interact with their environment must occur and people must follow Dharma in all spheres of life. The real development will take the society from Vikriti (preservation) to Sanskriti (culture). It is not going back but going in the right direction.He concludes with saying that Basic needs of all human beings i.e. food,clothing, shelter, education, health,security and self esteem must be met adequately ad Priority must be given to these needy first.
Earlier,Dr. Manish Sharma, Chairperson, introduced the topic and speaker and other invited guests, faculty members and students.
In the end, different questions were asked by the various faculty members and students. The lecture was attended by Professor Monica Munjal, Prof. Prof. Navjot and others. Dr Manish Sharma proposed vote of thanks to all.