Tibetans-in-exile get lessons in Mahatma Gandhi's philosophy

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Dharamshala, Oct 22 (ANI): Tibetans-in-exile organised a five-day discourse here during which Mahatma Gandhi's philosophy is being preached.

A committee headed by Samdhong Rinpoche, the Tibetan Prime Minister-in-exile, has organised the event to mark the 'Hind Swaraj Centenary Commemoration'.

Mahatma Gandhi wrote a small yet powerful book named 'Hind Swaraj' while he was on his way from London to South Africa in 1909.

Eminent Gandhian scholar Narayan Desai, son of late Mahadev Desai who worked as a secretary to Mahatma Gandhi, spoke on the 'Gandhi Katha (tale).'

"Hind Swaraj is one of the Mahatma Gandhi's most important book which was written in November 1909. Now in November 2009 the book completes 100 years. So we are celebrating that 100 years of the 'Hind Swaraj'. In the light of that we are also organising Gandhi Katha. For the first time in Dharamshala we are organising this Gandhi Katha," said Samdhong Rinpoche.

Many Tibetan students attentively followed Gandhi's preaching and his values.

"The inspiration that he was an iconic freedom struggler as well as with a Buddhist philosophy of non-violence was overwhelming. So this actually helps Tibetan youth like me to go...inspires me every other time," said Tsering, a Tibetan youth. (ANI)

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