A discussion on Gandhian Philosophy was led by Prof. S.G. Kulkarni, Department of Philosophy at University of Hyderabad (UoH) and took place at the old S.N. School building on the University campus on 30 January 2015 – Martyrs day.
Prof. S.G. Kulkarni speaking to the audience comprising of students and faculty discussed Gandhi as a philosopher and threw light on his idea of modernity and individualism. He opined that Gandhiji not only confronted the established idea of modernity in his times that has essentially come from the West from 17th century onwards but also departed from it and proposed more relevant ideas for the humankind.
Prof. Naresh Kumar Sharma, faculty in the School of Economics and who is presently the coordinator for the programme on Gandhian Economic Thought also presented details of new students’ activity named Gandhi Samvad a weekly informal forum to discuss Gandhiji’s writings on various aspects and his ideas. He told that some voluntary service like shramdaan will be initiated by the forum and as a first step the forum present along with the Horticulture wing of the University undertook cleaning activity in the old S N School building.
Earlier in the day a two minute silence was observed in the entire University as a mark of respect to Mahatma Gandhi and other martyrs on Martyrs Day.