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The UNESCO Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Education for Peace and Sustainable Development (MGIEP), in cooperation with the Permanent Delegation of India, hosted the fourth Ahinsa Lecture, featuring a dialogue between panellists and a life-size hologram of Mahatma Gandhi, on progress towards the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) for education. It was opened by the Ambassador of India to France and Permanent Representative of India to UNESCO, His Excellency, Mr. Vinay Mohan Kwatra and the Assistant Director-General Priority Africa and External Relations, UNESCO, Mr. Firmin Edouard Matoko.
The Ahinsa dialogue, held on October 1 at the UNESCO Headquarters in Paris, commemorates the International Day of Non-Violence on October 2 which marks Gandhi’s 150th birth anniversary.
Gandhi’s hologram exchanged views with Gregoire Borst, Professor of Developmental Psychology and Cognitive Neuroscience of Education, CNRS and Vera El Khoury Lacoeuilhe, Member of Advisory board of UNESCO MGIEP’s TECH 2019. Anantha Duraiappah, Director, UNESCO MGIEP, moderated the discussion about the importance of Gandhi’s philosophy of education for human flourishing. The event attracted about 1000 people, including youth, educators, academics, policy-makers, and delegates from several member states of UNESCO…….……………………..