Gandhi award for peace-promoting Malaysian

KUALA LUMPUR, 29 Sept 2017:

The Gandhi Memorial Trust (GMT) is presenting  a public service award to Penang Gandhi Peace Centre chairman Datuk Dr Anwar Fazal for his immense contributions in promoting global peace,  including the philosophy of Mahatma Gandhi.

GMT trustee S. Radhakrishnan said the award would be presented to Dr Anwar, 76, in conjunction with the UN International Day of non-violence at an event to be held at the Royal Lake Club here this Monday (Oct 2).

“For the last 55 years he has  devoted his life in the promotion of global peace, including the philosophy of Mahatma Gandhi. This is very relevant in the present day of global conflicts and extreme tensions, like the North Korean crisis.”

Dr Anwar, who is currently the director of the Right Livelihood College, has also been the Gandhi-King- Ikeda Community Builders Peace Award by the Martin Luther King International Chapel in Atlanta, US.

Meanwhile, Radhakrishnan said prominent international speaker Dr Mohamed M. Keshavjee would provide insights into dealing with the relevance of Gandhi’s teachings in the present day at the same event at 5pm.

He said the special lecture would be held to commemorate the 148th birthday anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, which is celebrated as the International Day of non-violence.

He noted that the grand uncle of Mohamed Keshavjee was a close friend of Ghandi and both fought together against apartheid in South Africa.

The event would be officiated by Stefan Priesner, UN resident coordinator for Malaysia. Admission to the lecture is free of charge and those interested can send an email to [email protected].

– Bernama

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