This post doesn’t necessarily fall under the women in tech classification we normally feature here but given impactful nature of the Mahatma Gandhi, and the fact that much of his character was drawn from his mother. We felt compelled to give Gandhi’s mother (a woman) some ‘shout out’.
Early this month, the Indian community living in Nigeria held the 150 posthumous birthday of Mahatma Gandhi (whose ‘government’ name is Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi).
The event – held in Lagos Island – was open to all ‘Friends of India.’ It was organized by the Lagos-based office of The High Commission of India, to mark the International Day of Non-violence as recognized by the UN General Assembly. The day was set up by the UN to disseminate the message of a non-violent approach to dispute resolutions and promote education.
During the event videos of Mahatma Gandhi showing his initiatives and life lessons were being played. The organizers of the event in Lagos were of the view, the principles and approaches to life difficulties demonstrated by Gandhi was exactly what the current world needs. They cited the rising cases of bigotry, terrorism, …read more