Academic Foundation recently launched a volume on Mahatma Gandhi to mark the 65th anniversary of the Quit India Movement. Titled “Gandhian Way – Peace, Non-Violence and Empowerment”, the volume includes rare photographs of Gandhiji along with views on significant topics by distinguished leaders and scholars, including Ela Gandhi, Muhammad Yunus, Desmond Tutu and Nelson Mandela. The book was launched By Prime Minister Manmohan Singh at Gandhi Smriti premises on Teen Murti Marg here. Launching the book, Singh said, “I am truly delighted that the International Conference on Peace, Non-Violence and Empowerment that we had organised based on the theme, ‘Gandhian Philosophy in the 21st Century’ has generated this impressive volume.” .

The Prime Minister expressed happiness at the United Nations declaring Gandhiji’s birthday (October 2) as the International Day of Non-Violence. Among the distinguished guests that graced the event were UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi, Defence Minister A.K. Anthony, Minister of State for External Affairs Anand Sharma, Gandhiji’s granddaughter Tara Gandhi and Rituraj Kapila from Academic Foundation.