Gandhi Smriti to organise recital of 'Gandhi Katha'

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New Delhi, Nov 23 (UNI) A prominent Gandhian organisation will organise 'Gandhi Katha' programme in the national capital to commemorate a series of historical events, including the 150th anniversary of the First war of India's Independence, centenary of Satyagraha and the 60th anniversary of the martyrdom of Mahatma Gandhi.

The Gandhi Smriti and Darshan Samiti will organise 'Gandhi Katha', a commemoration of the momentous events in lyrical Hindi, during November 25-29, an official of the Culture Ministry said.

'Gandhi Katha' programme has been organised and compered by Mr.

Narayan Bhai Desai, son of Mahatma Gandhi's personal secretary and close associate Mahadev Desai.

The programme is also to commemorate the 60th anniversary of India's Independence. Besides, the year 2007 has become a historic milestone in humanity's quest for global non-violence with the UN declaring October 2 (Gandhi Jayanti) as the International Day of Non-Violence.

''Gandhi Katha aims to celebrate all these historic events that have fallen in the Calendar Year 2007,'' the official said.

Mr Narayan Bhai had earlier held 'Gandhi Katha' programmes in various parts of the country, including Ahmedabad, Jaipur, Bhimtal, Wardha and Pune.


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