World peace event celebrates Gandhi’s 146th birthday; tunnel tonight

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World peace event celebrates Gandhi’s 146th birthday; tunnel tonight

A candlelight vigil for world peace will mark a community-wide celebration of Gandhi Jayanti — the worldwide observance of Mahatma Gandhi’s birthday — beginning at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 2, at the Fresno State Peace Garden.

The Tunnel of Oppression, an interactive display in the University Courtyard residence halls at Fresno State, will depict different forms of oppression from 7-10 p.m. today (Sept. 30).

Also, a photo exhibition, “Life of Gandhi,” is now on display through Oct. 5 in the Henry Madden Library.

The Oct. 2 observance, part of the United Nation’s International Day of Non-Violence, will be held near the Gandhi monument north of the Madden Library with a garlanding and flower ceremony. Participants are encouraged to bring flowers and candles.

Entertainment will include classical and folk dances, as well as a musical tribute.

All events are free and open to the public.

For more information, contact Dr. Sudarshan Kapoor at 559.435.2212 or the Indian Student Club at 559.862.9663.

(Copy by Ashley Cropper, University Communications news intern.)

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