In commemoration of the sixty-fourth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi’s martyrdom the National Library and Information System Authority (Nalis) in collaboration with the High Commission of India and the Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Cultural Cooperation hosted the screening of the film, Mahatma Gandhi – A Soul of the 20th Century at the Audio Visual Room, National Library on Friday 27, January 2012.
The film showcased the life of Mahatma Gandhi from London where he studied law, his experiences in South Africa to his struggles for India’s independence. The 48 minute film highlighted the essence of Mahatma Gandhi and his philosophy. Mahatma Gandhi’s life continues to inspire others in their efforts to achieve freedom.
Attendees to the programme included the honourable Prakash Ramadhar, Minister of Legal Affairs who delivered the feature address, the honourable Glenn Ramadharsingh, Minister of the People and Social Development and members of the Diplomatic Corps. His Excellency, Malay Mishra, the High Commissioner of India presented Nalis with a compilation of the monumental series, The Collected Works of Mahatma Gandhi.
This collection (50 books) is all-inclusive and contains all that was penned or spoken by Gandhi. These include Gandhi's writings, speeches and letters during the period 1884 to 1948. The collection was published by the Publications Division, Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, Government of India.