>> Friday, September 15, 2006, 18:00 hrs.: 100 Years Satyagraha - History, Presence and Future of Active Nonviolent Resistance
It is on September 11, 2006 (9/11) that South Africa in particular and the world in general will be observing the centenary of the birth of Satyagraha. It all started at the Empire Theatre in Johannesburg when at a meeting convened by Mahatma Gandhi who lived in South Africa for 21 years and during this period transformed from a young lawyer to a Great Soul - the Mahatma - that Satyagraha or non-violent action was born. In opposition to a proposed new legislation in 1906 imposing pass laws on the Indian community in South Africa, (some of who had already been in the country since 1860) Mahatma Gandhi and his colleagues in the Congress movement mobilised the community to oppose this Bill. Accordingly a mass meeting was convened at the Empire Theatre in Johannesburg on September 11, 1906. This was the beginning of a movement that inspired human rights actvists all over the world until today.
Venue: Indian Embassy, Tiergartenstrasse 16-17, 10785 Berlin
Entrance is free. The event is held in German language.
The poster exhibition Satyagraha - In Pursuit Of Truth as displayed in the hall:
More about the Centenary of Satyagraha:
>> Führung von Werner Wiartalla über das Gelände des Internationalen Kulturzentrums UFA-Fabrik in Berlin-Tempelhof am 16. September 2006.
Anlass war der Besuch von Dr. Wolfgang Sternstein, Prof. Dr. Gita Dharampal-Frick, Prof. Dr. Jürgen Lütt und anderen.
Links: Teil 1, rechts: Teil 2
>> Monday, October 2, 2006, 10:30 hrs: Gandhi Jayanti - Celebration of Mahatma Gandhi's 137th Birth Anniversary
>> Wednesday, October 4, 2006, 14:00 hrs: Unveiling of a Gandhi bust by Indian Minister for Human Resource Development, Arjun Singh