The Centre for Civil Society within the UKZN School of Built Environment and Development Studies invites you to the seminar Gandhi, Democracy and Fundamental Rights
Speaker: Ravindra Kumar
Date: 30 July 2012
Venue: CCS Seminar Room 602, 6th Floor, MTB Tower, Howard College
Mahatma Gandhi’s view of democracy and fundamental rights is of great currency, as he advanced what he called ‘the art and science of mobilizing the entire political, economic and spiritual resources of all the various sections of people in the service of the common good of all’. Gandhi stressed duty-bound fundamental rights, arguing that the real enjoyment of rights can be possible only by discharging one’s duty. This spirit not only strengthens the foundation of a democracy, but helps in its smooth functioning on the basis of Ahimsa.
Ravindra Kumar holds an MA Political-Science, Philosophy, a PGD Gandhian-Studies and a PhD, and is a writer-thinker-scholar, political scientist, peace-worker, humanist and educationist with over 100 books and 400 articles/lectures on great leaders, especially Mahatma Gandhi, on various socio-religious, educational, cultural and academic issues to his credit. An Indologist and former Vice-Chancellor of Meerut University, Kumar has been associated with many national and international academic, cultural-educational, peace and social organisations. He has delivered about 400 lectures at universities of India and the world on Asian values, civilization-culture-education, Gandhism, co-operation-understanding, religion, ways of life, world peace and youth affairs.