Banasthali Celebrates Mahatma Gandhi Jayanti - International Day of Non-Violence
Who else but the Mahatma could have said "Non-violence is the greatest force at the disposal of mankind. It is mightier than the mightiest weapon of destruction devised by the ingenuity of man." Befittingly, the International Day of Non-Violence is marked on 2 October, the birthday of Mahatma Gandhi, leader of the Indian independence movement and pioneer of the philosophy and strategy of non-violence.
The Gandhi Jayanti celebrations at Banasthali started off on 01 Oct 2017 with an exhibition on Gandhiji by the students at Central Library followed by an Essay Competition and Bhagavad Gita Shloka Recitation Competition at Vani Mandir. Sunrise on 02 Oct 2017 saw a massive rally by NSS students from Pragya Mandir to Vani Mandir. With a reach of over 50 villages, Radio FM Banasthali 90.4 had a special broadcast on Gandhiji. Thousands of students and faculty assembled in front of Vani Mandir for a Sarva Dharam Prartna and Bhajans which included the favorite ones of Gandhiji such as Raghupathi Raghav Rajaram and Vaisnav Jan to.
With impeccable record of community outreach activities round the year, NSS and Banasthali Sewa Dal which included Guides and NCC volunteers carried out massive Swachh Bharat Abhiyan in the campus. Bal Sabha at Saraswati Mandir, Sharda Mandir and Sakuntalam saw the school students of Banasthali at their very best in paying tribute to Gandhiji. The exhibition at Lalit Mandir drew appreciation from one and all. The Gandhi for peace exhibition at Vani Mandir put up by different departments which included visual art, design, management etc was truly outstanding. The documentary on Gandhiji made by the students was at its creative best. The evening program had poem recitations on Gandhiji, speeches on Gandhian philosophy and a quiz competition covering various aspects of Mahatma’s life including a rapid fire round.
At Banasthali, celebrating Gandhi Jayanti is much more than a routine. If there is one educational institution in India today where thousands of students participate in Gandhi Jayanti celebrations, then beyond doubt it must be Banasthali. The students and faculty who attended and participated in the Gandhi Jayanti celebrations left with beaming faces and pride that they were indeed part of an institution which is a jewel in the crown among the women’s universities not only in India today but across the globe.
For more details about Banasthali see http://www.banasthali.org/
About Banasthali: The Institution which is also the largest fully residential women’s university in the world has played a big role in revolutionizing women’s education in the country for the last eight decades with a belief that there is a tremendous role of higher education in empowering the women. Banasthali has scripted numerous success stories in a wide range of fields, and stands tall among the citadels of learning in India today. Team Banasthali with Vice Chancellor J C Bose Memorial Award for eminent scientist recipient Prof Aditya Shastri a highly acclaimed alumnus of BITS Pilani, SUNY State University of New York Stony Brook and MIT USA is indeed racing forward to be the very best among global women universities. Proud to be Banasthali alumni who call themselves as Banasthalites can be found in all latitudes, longitudes and altitudes in all walks of life across the globe.
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