This Blog revolves around the book – MKG – Mahatma Gandhi – Imaging Peace, Truth & Ahimsa and how Learnings from the Mahatma can cause positive change in the 21st century; the book is a pictorial representation of the life and message of the Mahatma, covering major milestones which influenced his philosophy, political awakening and his concept of Ahimsa in a concise illustrative format. An attempt has been made to portray the man behind the Mahatma to provide inspiration to today’s generation.
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MKG book released at the United Nations

1st October 2010 - A special edition of the book – MKG –Imaging Peace Truth and Ahimsa was released by the President of the General Assemble of the United Nations. The release was marked with attendance from Ambassadors from over 50 nations and was the official UN event marking the International Day of Non-Violence.

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Saturday, March 20, 2010

Ikebana on the life of the Mahatma

The Japanese art of flower arrangement - Ikebana is a form of creative expression with rules governing its form. It’s a disciplined art which involves not only the flower but the stems and leaves to draw emphasis on shape, line and structure. It’s a homogeneous blend of nature, humanity and geometry.

Ikebana is almost spiritual, nature is appreciated in silence and it is an art form that was born to teach us patience and tolerance to all forms on this planet.

Ikebana is a perfect vehicle that can express the life of Mahatma Gandhi as they share multiple aspects.

I hope you all like the arrangement above that drives inspiration from SATYAGRAHA

When the Mahatma fasted the world held its breath, this was the power of Satyagraha. The white material signifies Gandhiji in a fast. The flower ‘Protea’ is a South African flower signifying the birth of the political thought process.

Deepti has created it and I thank her for her effort, perfect place to let her know that I do thank her everyday for her support and understanding.

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Joseph Deiss, President of the sixty-fifth session of the General Assembly, holds up a limited edition copy of “MKG – Mahatma Gandhi – Imaging Peace, Truth & Ahisma” at an event commemorating the International Day of Non-Violence. The day is observed 2 October for the birthday of non-violence pioneer Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi (commonly known as Mahatma Gandhi). Pictured with Mr. Deiss are Hardeep Singh Puri (left), Permanent Representative of India to the UN, and Birad Rajaram Yajnik, the book's author.
01 October 2010 United Nations, New York