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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 3rd of this year to foster the principles of truth, justice, human rights and non-violence.

The recipient of the 23rd annual presentation of The Thakore Visiting Scholar Award will be to Lee Lakeman, for her commitment to end violence against all women.

The celebration will be in the form of two events:

1) The Garlanding Ceremony will be held on Wednesday, October 2nd, 2013 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.

Parking details (see map link below): Guests will not be required to have permits displayed in C-lot.  Parking is free in C-lot only for this event.

Map of SFU and the Peace Square


2) We are presenting the annual Gandhi Student Peace Award and the 23rd annual Thakore Visiting Scholar Award at the Gandhi Commemorative Lecture on Thursday, October 3rd, 2013 at Simon Fraser University, Harbour Centre, 515 West Hastings St., Vancouver:

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

  • 7:30 pm- Thakore Visiting Scholar Award recipient Lee Lakeman

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.

Map of SFU Fletcher Challenge Theatre

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