Mahatma Gandhi

Sri Lanka's northern city of Jaffna is all set to celebrate the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi in a grand style with extensive arrangements being made by the Indian Consulate to mark the occasion on Wednesday, a senior Indian official said on Tuesday.

Curated by scholar-author Tridip Suhrud, the book, 'The Power of Nonviolent Resistance: Selected Writings', puts together the father of the nation's works ahead of his 150th birth anniversary.

While most of of his statues in South Africa show Gandhi's traditional bald-headed, bespectacled, dhoti-clad image, the most significant ones that reflect his arrival in the country as a young lawyer are in Pietermaritzburg and Johannesburg.

The Indian mission in Dubai will hold a number of events, involving members of the local community, to mark Mahatma Gandhi's 150th birth anniversary from October 2, according to a media report.

According to Navjivan Trust, an Ahmedabad-based publishing house founded by Gandhi, 'The Story of My Experiments With Truth' has sold 8.24 lakh copies in its Malayalam version, the highest for any language after English, while the figure is 6.71 lakh for Gujarati.

The journey from Mohandas to Mahatma started within the confines of a modest home in this Gujarat town, where a child grew from a conflicted youth to a man who would shape India's destiny and inspire millions across the globe.

Several hundred prisoners, who have not been convicted for murder, rape and corruption, will be released from jails across India on October 2 to commemorate the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, officials said on Sunday.

 A two-day special session of the Chhattisgarh Assembly will be held to mark the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, an official said on Saturday.