The Central Library organizes an exhibition in cooperation with the Indian Embassy

 

The General Secretariat of the Central Library at the University of Baghdad organized recently an exhibition on Mahatma Gandhi in collaboration with the Indian Embassy to celebrate the 150th anniversary of his birth in the presence of the Associate Rector for scientific affairs, Prof. Dr. Osama Fadhil Abdul Latif and the Indian Ambassador Dr. Pradeep Singh Rajpurohit.

This event aimed to shed light on Gandhi’s ideas in his struggle for freedom peacefully as well as how he contributed in teaching people the policy of nonviolence when claiming civil rights and the freedom movements that he advocated.

The exhibition opened with a speech delivered by the Indian Ambassador about the character of Mahatma Gandhi who fought for India’s independence from British occupation also Dr. Osama Fadhil addressed Gandhi’s life and his efforts to spread peaceful resistance and reject racial discrimination, his sympathy for the Palestinian cause and how he was influenced by the ideals of Imam Hussein (PBUH) during his resistance to injustice. It is noteworthy that one of the most famous sayings of Gandhi is: “If India wants to be a successful country, it must follow in the footsteps of Imam Hussein” and “I learnt from Hussein how to achieve victory while being oppressed”.