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Mahatma Gandhi's contribution towards bringing peace and non-violence to this world is unparalleled.  His teachings must be promoted to resolve current conflicts, avoid violence, find peaceful solutions and to make our world a better place to live.

To keep the spirit of Gandhi's teachings alive, the India Club of Vancouver, The Thakore Charitable Foundation, and The JS Woodsworth Chair in the Humanities at Simon Fraser University will join hands in celebrating Gandhi Jayanti on October 2nd and of this year to foster the principles of truth, justice, human rights and non-violence.

The recipient of the 24th annual presentation of The Thakore Visiting Scholar Award will be to Jennifer Simons, for her work on nuclear disarmament, peace and human rights.

The celebration will be in the form of two events:

1) The Garlanding Ceremony will be held on Friday, October 2nd, 2015 at the bust of Mahatma Gandhi located in the Peace Square on the Burnaby campus (south side level 3 of the Academic Quadrangle) from 6:45pm - 7:30pm.

We welcome all those interested to attend.  This event is free and open to the public.  A small reception will be held after the garlanding ceremony in the James Douglas room at SFU.

Parking details (see map link below): Guests can park for free under the Convocation Mall covered parkade.

Map of SFU and the Peace Square


2) We are presenting the annual Gandhi Student Peace Award and the 24th annual Thakore Visiting Scholar Award at the Gandhi Commemorative Lecture on Thursday, October 1st, 2015 at Simon Fraser University, Harbour Centre, 515 West Hastings St., Vancouver:

  • 7:00 pm- Introductions and Gandhi Peace Award Presentation (Room 1900)

  • 7:30 pm- Thakore Visiting Scholar Award recipient Jennifer Simons

We welcome all those interested to attend. This event is free and open to the public, but space is limited so please register by clicking here.

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