A special screening of a feature length documentary made to mark the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi directed by New Delhi-based Ramesh Sharma was in London on 27 November evening. It portrays reverence for the iconic spearhead of the Indian freedom movement among leaders in America, Europe and Africa and the impact of his ahimsa on the world…reports Asian Lite News
“It was a privilege to see a powerful, moving and rather beautiful film,” remarked Sir Vince Cable, former senior cabinet minister and until recently the leader of the Liberal Democrats in British politics, who led his party to a breakthrough performance in elections to the European Parliament in May.
He added: “We are getting reimported back into Britain that kind of ethnic politics which has disfigured the politics of so many countries; and we need people with Gandhian qualities to help us rise above it.”
Sir Vince’s reaction came in a speech following a special screening of a feature length documentary directed by New Delhi-based Ramesh Sharma in London on 27 November evening. The movie has been made to mark the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi. It portrays reverence for the iconic spearhead of the Indian freedom movement among leaders in America, Europe and Africa and the impact of his ahimsa on the world. The show was organised by RAY EVENTS.
Lord Navnit Dholakia, who is co-deputy leader of the Liberal Democrats in the House of Lord and also a patron of the Gandhi Foundation UK, said he found the film “fascinating””. He asserted: “This is a credit to those who have produced it, this marvellous film.” He went to say the message that comes out of “Ahimsa” is that “it talks about civil rights, liberty, justice and peace; and that is what we should be aiming for.”
Gopi Hinduja of the Hinduja Group congratulated Sharma and his team for their effort and said: “I would only pray to Almighty that in the world all the politicians follow the principles and values of Mahatma Gandhi.”
Sharma spoke of his journey to make the film. Attendees included its French producer Jean Luc Berlot, distinguished doctor Lord Khalid Hameed and Ravi Mehrotra of Foresight Group.