“Mahatmoday” written by Sahitya Academy awardee Padma Bhushan Dr Yarlagadda Lakshmi Prasad was released by Sanskruti Centre for Cultural Excellence, as part of promoting Indian art, culture and heritage in the UK. . . . reports Asian Lite News
The event was organised at the Nehru Centre, Cultural wing of High Commission of India, under the aegis of its Director Mr Srinivas. Ragasudha Vinjamuri, Founder of Sanskruti Centre had introduced the distinguished speakers to the audience. Hindi and Telugu versions of the book were released by Lord Meghnad Desai and Justice Jasti Chalameshwar respectively.
Dr. Lakshmi Prasad spoke of his visit to South Africa and his meeting of Ela Gandhi, grand-daughter of Mahatma Gandhi and added that India sent a Barrister to South Africa and South Africa has returned a Mahatma back to India. Lord Desai, who has been the force behind the team and project for installation of Gandhi statue at the Parliament Square, spoke of the significance of Gandhian way of life. Justice Chalameshwar was witty and wise and highlighted the simple path Gandhi chose to tread, though he could have led a comfortable life of a law professional. Prominent members working towards language and literature were presented with the copies of the book on the stage.
Sireesha Jammi sang the Gujarati bhajan Vaishnava Janato which was Gandhiji’s favourite prayer. Attendees included members of Book Swap Club, Hindi Samiti- UK, Inspiring Indian Women, TANA regional representative from the USA and community organisations in London.
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