Session Type: PDW Workshop
Program Session: 7 | Submission: 14054 | Sponsor(s): (INDAM, MSR)
Virtual session type: Real-time Open
Gandhi’s Way in Greta’s World:Ahimsa/Non-Violence and Satyagraha/Truth for Swaraj/Self-Determination
Gandhi`s Way of Truth and Non-Violence Today
PracticeInternationalTheme: 20/20: Broadening Our Sight

Chair: R Ray Gehani, U. of Akron
Digital Session Chair: Anil K. Maheshwari, Maharishi U. of Management
Panelist: Satinder Dhiman, Woodbury U.
Panelist: E. S. Srinivas, Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore
Panelist: Abhoy Kumar Ojha, Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore
Panelist: Vidyanand Jha, Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta
Panelist: Tanuja Sharma, MDI, Gurgaon, India
Panelist: Ramya Tarakad Venkateswaran, Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta
Panelist: Jyoti Bachani, Saint Mary's College of California
Mahatma Gandhi inspired Dr. Martin Luther King, Nelson Mandela, and others who fought for justice and left a lasting legacy, in India and abroad. 150 years after he was born, his name remains synonymous with his values of non-violent civil disobedience for holding on to truth as a path towards self-determination. As the world faces unprecedented global challenges of ever widening political divisions, climate emergency, gross economic inequalities, and the youth are rising up in social movements in many countries, it is time to have a necessary conversation about the Gandhi Way. We propose that the Gandhi Way is the path of ahimsa (non-violence) and satyagraha (holding fast to truth) towards swaraj (self- determination), at individual and collective levels, with non- cooperation, if necessary. This workshop brings together a panel of speakers with pluralistic perspectives on Gandhi’s values, so that through a participative public dialog we can assess their relevance today. Gandhi is both revered and despised enough to have been assassinated by a fellow Hindu. His values are reflected in the struggles of the oppressed worldwide. Are the youth movements an example of living the Gandhi Way? Greta Thunburg, Malala Yousefzai, Emma Gonzalez and Yolanda Renee King are making news for speaking their truth. They are inspiring others and facing violence for it, just like Gandhi did. What are the alternatives ways for those struggling for justice to reclaim their right to self-determination?
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