The Gandhi Katha was narrated by internationally acclaimed Speaker Dr. Shobhana Radhakrishna. She is a globally renowned Gandhian recognized for her invaluable contribution to literature, social service and spreading the vision of Mahatma Gandhi. Dr. Radhakrishna, highlighted the need to live in harmony with nature: The Gandhian Way’. She focused on learning from Mahatma Gandhi to cope up physically, mentally and spiritually in the current world. She also narrated Gandhi’s ethical and moral leadership, his spiritual lifestyle, and the environmental credo. Her Gandhi Katha and lectures on Mahatma Gandhi’s vision and its relevance attempt to provide some principles, ideas and alternatives that can help us in our quest for more significant substance and also help address pressing social, communal and ecological challenges of our times. These lessons gleaned from Mahatma Gandhi’s life offer us invaluable advice on leading an enlightened, more meaningful, self-aware, socially responsible and saner life.
The session took place at the Faculty of Graduate Studies, University of Colombo on 10th March, 2020. The Director of CCIS, Dr. R. Senathiraja was heading the session.