Photo Exhibition on Gandhi’s Vision, Freedom and Beyond
As we celebrate 70 years of India’s independence, the National Gandhi Museum and India International Centre presents an exhibition Gandhi’s Vision: Freedom and Beyond from 11th to 21st August 2017 at the Art Gallery, Kamaladevi Complex, India International Centre. The exhibition will be inaugurated by Dr. Kapila Vatsyayan, eminent scholar and Chairperson of the IIC – International Research Division on Thursday, 10th August 2017 at 5 pm, followed with singing of Gandhi’s favourite bhajans and hymns by school children.
The exhibition which has been curated by Prof. Aparna Basu, former Professor of History and Chairperson, National Gandhi Museum presents photographs and documents depicting India’s freedom struggle under Mahatma Gandhi’s leadership and his vision of free India. Beginning with Gandhi’s return to India from South Africa in 1915 and the first satyagraha in Champaran in 1917, the exhibition will show the Ahmedabad Mill workers’ strike, the Non-Co-operation movement, Bardoli satyagraha, Dandi March, Quit India movement and Gandhi’s last days in Bihar and Noakhali. It will also depict the Mahatma’s dream of free India – removal of poverty, communal harmony, removal of untouchability, equality for women, a new system of education, etc.
The exhibition will also include a display of replicas of Gandhi’s ashrams, the old National flag, Gandhi’s personal belongings, original copies of magazines edited by Gandhi such as Young India, Harijan, Navjivan, etc. and a historic 1942 recording of the first time the National Anthem was played with a full orchestra accompaniment on the occasion of the opening ceremony of Indo-German Cultural Society in Hamburg.
Selected texts from Gandhi’s writings, letters and books have been used for the exhibition panels to highlight the ideals of pluralism, liberalism, an open society and open polity to shape our national movement and, is as relevant today as it was in Gandhi’s times. “I do not want to stay in a house with all door and windows shut. I want a house with all its doors and windows open where the cultural breezes of all lands and nations blow through my house. But I refuse to be blown off my feet by any”.
Date: 11th to 21st August 2017
Venue: The Art Gallery, India International Centre, Lodhi Road
Viewing Time: 11 am – 7 pm