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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, August 28, 2010

Making time for a Child is Paramount

During my recent visit to Gandhi Smriti (Birla House) in Delhi, I had the good fortune to meet with Gandhiji’s grand daughter – Srimati Tara Gandhi Bhattacharjee, she is the daughter of Devadas Gandhi, the Mahatma’s youngest son.

Her recollection of Gandhiji’s interaction when she was just 8, while Sir Stanford Cripps, British statesman, who had arrived in to India for talks on Indian Independence waited exemplifies the fact that Gandhiji believed that time spent interacting with children was paramount, all other things could wait.

A scene in the film Gandhi also demonstrates this quality of the Mahatma, when Pandit Nehru and other Indian leaders wait while Gandhiji heads of to the river bank to assist a young girl in applying a mud pack to a lamb.

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

MKG @ Shanghai Art Fair 2010

The Shanghai Art Fair a part of the Shanghai International Art Festival will open in China on the 8th of September 2010. A large bronze sculptor of MGK by the famous Australian sculptor Cherina will be exhibited in front of the of the northern gate of ShanghaiMART

Reports say “MKG blesses the Shanghai Art Fair, a beautiful and harmonious "art carnival", and Shanghai Art Fair makes holy salutation to this great figure that changed the world.”

The sculptor is 2.2m high and weighs One ton

Cherina has used the Roden touch in modelling, creating only with his thumb and fingers, no tools. Minimizing the physical elements of expression by putting accent on muscles rather than bones, he has simplified the head-form to the maximum and extorted facial expression thereby giving it life to the Sculptor. The result is a historic work of fine art, sculpture.

Cherina expressed that it was difficult task to come up with unique and original idea of expressing greatness, kindness, philosophy, humanity and great many other virtues that Gandhi had; in one work of art, sculpture, but he hopes that the physical expression of Mahatma Gandhi can be transferred into psychological portrait of the Man.

The website of Cherina


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