Dr. Herbert Schambeck

  • 1990 Vice - President, Federal Council of the Republic of Austria, Chief Guest

Since the Jamnalal Bajaj Awards are given for constructive work in the Gandhian tradition, it seems most befitting to choose for my address the topic “The relevance of Mahatma Gandhi in the modern world". This gives me, a Western European by origin, and a Christian by faith, an opportunity to reflect on the lasting impact of the life and teaching of one of our greatest contemporaries, an Asian by origin, and a Hindu by faith, after more than forty years having passed since his untimely death by assassination in 1948.

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