Saturday, February 8, 2014

Gandhi Films Exhibition Centre - News Reports

Friends here are the News Reports prior to and on the day of Inauguration of the Gandhi Films Exhibition Centre, Mani Bhavan, Mumbai.  


By Reema Gehi, Mumbai Mirror | Jan 29, 2014, 12.31 AM IST

Collect. Create. Share. Using these three axioms, corporate lawyer Nitin Potdar, who was appointed the chairperson of the Gandhi Films Foundation last month, puts the entire foundations' work in context. 

Several film footage tracing important events from Mahatma Gandhi's life was collected from world over at the behest of his youngest son Devdas Gandhi, back in the 1950s. They were restored and preserved by the foundation. 

However, Potdar felt that the public, particularly foreign tourists and students, needed to get access to them. He reckons, "If Gandhiji's teachings were important preindependence, it's even more relevant in our times, where we've become a nation of mistrust, violence and deeply influenced by western culture. These films are a medium of Gandhi's teachings." 

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

माझं Tweet - गांधी फिल्म फौंडेशन

4 फेब्रुवारी 2014:  गेले तिन महिने खुपच म्हणजे खुपच धावपळीचे गेले; इतके की मला माझ्या ब्लॉगकडे बघायला सुद्दा वेळ मिळाला नाही. पण मना सारखं घडलं आणि ते मला आज आनंदाने तुमच्याशी शेअर करायला आवडेल म्हणुन हा हा ब्लॉग.   
महात्मा गांधीवर मी मागे दोन ब्लॉग लिहिलेले आहेत काही images माझ्या कोमेंटसकट मी माझ्या फेसबुक वर देखिल टाकले आहेत.  मला अब्राहम लिंकन, महात्मा गांधी आणि लोकमान्य टिळक यांच्या विषयी मनापासुन खुप आदर आहे.  All three enjoyed extreme moral authority! त्यातल्या त्यात गांधीजी विषयी मला जास्तच कुतुहुल आणि आदर वाटतो, पण मी ही गोष्ट कधीही इतरांजवळ जास्त कधी बोललो नाही... His simplicity, in terms of thoughts and daily life, was his greatest strength!  His connect with the comman man was real.