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29.05.2013

“Mahatma Gandhi – Great Soul of India” exhibition – a joint project of Consulate General of India in St.Petersburg and St.Petersburg Branch of the International Center of the Roerichs - in St.Petersburg school







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From March till June, 2013  a joint project of Consulate General of India in St.Petersburg and St.Petersburg Branch of the International Center of the Roerichs – “Mahatma Gandhi – Great Soul of India” exhibition - was exhibited in St.Petersburg school No.489.

The exhibition shows rare photos and documents about Mahatma Gandhi’s life and depicts the most important events which made M.Gandhi a leader of the Indian national movement for independence. The exhibition project coincides with St.Petersburg Municipal Program “Tolerantnost” (“Tolerance”) which aims to get St. Petersburg schoolchildren acquainted with knowledge of the world culture, various peoples’ traditions and ways of life.

Helena V.Kucheryavenko and Helena Korchemkina,  St. Petersburg Branch of the ICR lectors, made several lectures with video-presentations about M.Gandhi’s childhood, his studies in England, solicitor work in Africa, correspondence with Leo Tolstoy, which influenced greatly Gandhi’s philosophy and  Satyāgraha movement. The schoolchildren listened to the lectures with interest and asked questions.

 


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