Tara Gandhi, granddaughter of Mahatma Gandhi preaches ‘love over hate’ as a message in a virtual programme organised by LivePixel Events
Mumbai: Gandhi Jayanti, which falls on 2nd October annually, celebrates the life, works, and legacy of India’s greatest freedom fighter and Father of the Nation, Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi. To celebrate the auspicious occasion of Gandhi Ji’s 150th Birth Anniversary, Gandhi Museums Forum in collaboration with LivePixel Events International & LivePixel Technologies organized a virtual event to commemorate and emphasize the ever-increasing relevance of Gandhi Ji’s basic teachings on Non violence and Communal harmony. The event took place on YouTube in a Live stream.
The event started with a lamp lighting ceremony, and featured speeches from esteemed professionals including Shri A. Annamalai, Prof. Rizwan Qaiser and Shri Ramchandra Rahi. The online event featured an array of classical and contemporary artistic displays which included the Bharatanatyam dance performance by Shree Rajarajeswari Bharatha Natya Kala Mandir, Kathak dance performance by Shivani Verma and more. The highlight of the event was the addressal made by the Chairperson of National Gandhi Museum in New Delhi, Tara Gandhi Bhattacharjee, who is the granddaughter of Mahatma Gandhi. She shed light on the growing importance of inculcating Gandhi Ji’s teachings in the individual and collective lives of the younger generation if we are to have a future where “the human mind will be without violence and the environment will be without pollution”. She underlined the importance of Kasturba Gandhi in Gandhi Ji’s life and used her as an example to differentiate between the concept of illiteracy and education. “Kasturba Gandhi was illiterate but she was educated. It wouldn’t have been possible for an uneducated individual to ever comprehend Gandhi’s ideas.” Said Tara highlighting upon the fact that just being qualified with big degrees does not mean that person is wiser. She ended the speech on a positive note by using the concept of Satyagrah to reiterate her belief that “love triumphs hate” and spoke about her hopes for a better future of the country if we were to truly understand and embody the teachings of Mahatma Gandhi.
The online summit was curated in a fashion where the illuminating speeches were supplemented by aesthetically pleasing art performances, and garnered a positive reception from the attendees, who were not only entertained for the duration of the programme, but took home with them a lot to ponder upon. The event was curated by LivePixel Events International, and powered by LivePixel Technologies. Ssamridh S Aggarwal, COO, LivePixel Events International, expressed his gratitude towards the Gandhi Museums Forum and conveyed his pleasure at being a part of this event. “The era of virtual events is here and I’m extremely happy that LivePixel events International had the opportunity to curate this wonderful programme with the Gandhi Museums Forum. Looking forward to work more on such virtual endeavors’. Having worked in the events industry, I firmly believe, that the future of events is certainly ‘digital’.
The event was curated by LivePixel Events International and they are also producing another virtual marvel this year called MVX – Megaa Virtual Realty Expo which will be a simulation based, interactive 3D virtual event.