University of New South Wales has celebrated its Annual Programme on October 2 at the occasion of Gandhi Jayanti. Like every year, the people gathered at the lawn which is in front of the library and celebrated the birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi. They garlanded the statue of Gandhi Ji and imparted great respect.
The University celebrates the occasion of Gandhi Jayanti every year by including it in its annual programme. The number of Indian as well as the international students has been increasing on high pace in this university and so is their inclination to celebrate the birth anniversary of such a great leader. The statue of Mahatma Gandhi was the first one to be installed at the premises of the university.
The professors and other faculty members also brief the students about the principles of Gandhi ji that include non violence and peace. Not only in India and South Africa, the prints of his selfless acts have been widespread across the world.
Since the year 2010, the university has been celebrating the birth anniversary of Gandhi ji. That was the year when the university was not at all considered as safe and secure for international students as a wide range of attacks were happened in many Indian students. The questions were also raised on the culture of Australia and that the people coming from various parts of the world and various sections of the society are not safe here.
The former Consul-General Amit Dasgupta has given Gandhi bust to the university and has now become the integral part of the university’s culture.
This year, 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi was celebrated by the university and Indian Consul-General B. Vanlalvawna and UNSW Pro-VC International Laurie Pearcey were also present there to commemorate the leader.
Later on, the panel discussed about the Gandhian ideas and inspired the students with great acts of Gandhi ji.