Gopal Krishna Gandhi to lecture on India Day at Edinburgh University

Tuesday 16th September 2014 13:06 EDT

Gopal Krishna Gandhi has been invited to deliver a lecture by a Jim Eadie, a Scottish Parliamentary member on September 30th.

The former governor of West Bengal and grandson of India's Father of the Nation- Mahatma Gandhi, has been invited to deliver a lecture on "Independence: Dream and Reality" by the University of Edinburgh's India Centre, celebrating its first India day on October 2 to coincide with Bapu's birthday.

Lord Meghnad Desai, is also due to give a lecture entitled 'Business, the Economy of India and the future of Indian democracy'.

India has become the first country which will be celebrated in the campus of the sixth-oldest university in the English speaking world that boasts of over 18 Nobel laureates.

Professor Sir Timothy O Shea, principal and vice chancellor of the University of Edinburgh, speaking to Times of India said, "The historical ties between India and Scotland are very old and so is the link between Indian scholars and Edinburgh University. One of our oldest alumnus is Acharya Prafulla Chandra Ray, known as the father of Indian chemistry and founder of Bengal Chemicals and Pharmaceuticals in 1893. By having a special India day, we announce how important the country is for us".

The India week will also witness UK's most famous Qawali group - The Hussein Brothers performing at the George Square Theatre.

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