ST. GEORGE—Dixie State University’s Barnum Honors Lecture series will host Dr. S.K. Pachauri as he offers a presentation on Mahatma Gandhi and his dedication to practicing passive resistance and self-sacrifice to secure rights for the people of India. The lecture will be given at noon on Tuesday in the Zion Room on the fifth floor of the DSU Holland Centennial Commons. Admission is free, and the public is encouraged to attend.
Pachauri’s presentation, titled “Gandhi and His Role in the Indian Independence Movement,” will look at the man who was resolute in accepting suffering, loving the wrong-doer and refusing to submit to what he considered to be wrong. Gandhi led three Pan-Indian movements that worked toward the attainment of freedom in India: the Non-Cooperation Movement from 1920 to 1922, the Civil Disobedience Movement of 1930-33 and the Quit India Movement from 1939 to 1947. The movements helped lead to a national revolution and made congress a truly democratic organization accessible by people of all walks of life.
Dr. Pachauri, who started working for the Indian Administrative Service in 1968, has a long history with the government of India. Prior to retiring in 2005, Pachauri served as the director general of the National Productivity Council, which is under the administrative control of the Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion, part of the Ministry of Commerce and Industry. Created to promote a culture of productivity in India, the National Productivity Council is made up of representatives from the government, employers and workers organizations.
Since retiring from the Indian Administrative Service, Pachauri has served as a visiting professor of public administration at Amity University, Delhi/Noida Campus in Noida, India.
Event details and resources
- What: Lecture on Ghandi
- When: Tuesday, Oct. 14, at noon
- Where: Zion Room on the fifth floor of the DSU Holland Centennial Commons
- For more information, contact Christina Schultz by phone 435-652-7542 or by email.
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