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Carnegie Mellon Celebrates Gandhi’s Birthday (October 1-3)

Monday, October 1, 2009 - Wednesday, October 3, 2009

OM with support from the Office of the Dean of Student Affairs invites you to check out the following events celebrating the life and legacy of Mahatma Gandhi.  

October 1


4:30pm, Danforth Lounge, University Center, presented by OM

Come join OM as we discuss some of Gandhi's most important ideals and values, as well as his legacy. We will be watching clips from the Academy Award winning movie "Gandhi" and discussing Gandhi's ideals as displayed in the scenes.


5:30pm, Danforth Lounge, University Center, presented by Art of Living

Take a few deep breaths and relax. Come and get a deeper insight into how to eliminate stress, rid the system of negative emotions, heighten awareness, and increase mental focus. Join us for a short meditation and introductory talk on how to make this chaotic thing called life an art!


7:00pm, Danforth Lounge, University Center, presented by University Lecture Series

Featured Speakers Som Sharma and NS Srinivasa. Join these two prevalent Pittsburgh figures as they go beyond Gandhi's role as a political figure into his personal life. They will look into his childhood experiences and how they molded his principles.

October 2

Navratri Garba

7:30-12 midnight, Saint Nicholas Cathedral, presented by OM

Celebrate with a night of fun with OM's annual Navratri Garba. Show off your dancing skills with Garba, Raas, and Bhangra. The event is free, and catered by India Garden. Buses leave from the UC turnaround making continuous loops to the location.

October 3

The Multi-Faceted Gandhi for the Present Times

3-5:30pm, Bellefield Hall, University of Pittsburgh

Lecture by Dr. Varadaraja V. Raman

The event will include introductory remarks by Councilman Bill Peduto, followed by a lecture by Dr. Raman, an Emeritus Professor of Physics and Humanities at RIT. He has authored numerous books and articles on science and religion. The event is a celebration of Indian culture and will include dance performances, displays and cultural activities.