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Gandhian principles still relevant: grand-daughter

Gandhian principles still relevant: grand-daughter

Updated 25 February 2013, 16:23 AEDT

Sixty five years after his death, Mahatma Gandhi is still revered as the 'Father of the Nation' and the nationalist movement.

At a time when colonies around the world were seeking independence, Gandhi showed the power of non-violent civil disobedience as the means to that end.

But his life philosophy went beyond that, to include campaigns for easing poverty, expanding women's rights, building religious and ethnic ties and increasing economic self-reliance.

While he still has his ardent supporters and believers, there are others who say his principles and values are not relevant to today's world.

Presenter: Kanaha Sabapathy

Speaker: Ela Gandhi, Gandhi's grand-daughter, a peace activist and trustee of the Gandhi Development Trust in Durban, South Africa

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