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    ON OCCASION OF THE CENTENARY OF THE BIRTH OF INDIA'S LATE MAHATMA GANDHI, THE INDIAN HIGH COMMISSIONER IN GHANA, MR.

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    ON OCCASION OF THE CENTENARY OF THE BIRTH OF INDIA'S LATE MAHATMA GANDHI, THE INDIAN HIGH COMMISSIONER IN GHANA, MR. A.S. MEHTA, PRESENTED TWO STUDY KIT'S AND SEVERAL BOOKS ON GANDHI'S LIFE TO THE GHANA GOVERNMENT IN A CEREMONY HELD LAST FRIDAY (AUGUST 15) IN ACCRA'S CENTRAL LIBRARY. THE GIFTS WERE RECEIVED BY GHANA'S COMMISSIONER FOR EDUCATION, DR. MODJABON DOWUONA.

    THE KITS AND BOOKS, WHICH WILL EVENTUALLY BE DESTINED FOR USE AS SOURCES OF REFERENCE, WILL BE ON SHOW IN ACCRA AND LATER IN REGIONAL LIBRARIES THROUGHOUT THE COUNTRY THROUGH THE CENTRAL LIBRARY SERVICES.

    IN HIS PRESENTATION SPEECH, HIGH COMMISSIONER MEHTA SAID THAT THE MATERIAL IS A TESTIMONY OF ALL THAT GANDHI STOOD FOR: TRUTH, LOVE AND NON-VIOLENCE. HE ADDED THAT HE WAS HAPPY TO BE PRESENT AS THE PEOPLE AND THE GOVERNMENT OF GHANA PARTICIPATED IN THE CENTENARY CELEBRATIONS OF THE GREAT MAN.

    IN HIS SPEECH OF ACCEPTANCE AND THANKS, DR. MODJABON DOWUONA REPLIED THAT GANDHI WAS ADMIRED ALL OVER THE WORLD AS A GREAT INSPIRER OF PEOPLE. AND, IF MANKIND TODAY COULD ONLY BE INSTILLED WITH A LITTLE BIT OF THE SAME SENSE OF SPIRITUAL POWER AS WAS POSSESSED BY THE MAHATMA, THEN THE WORLD WOULD BE A HAPPIER PLACE TO LIVE IN.

    FINALLY, THE COMMISSIONER INSPECTED THE PRESENTATION KITS - BEARING THE INSCRIPTION OF A QUOTE FROM GANDHI: "MY LIFE IS MY MESSAGE".

    APART FROM THE TWO CENTRAL PERSONAGES AT THE PRESENTATION, THE CEREMONY WAS ATTENDED BY SEVERAL HIGH-RANKING OFFICIALS AND DIPLOMATS, INCLUDING THE DIRECTOR OF THE GHANA LIBRARY BOARD, MR. A.G.T. OFORI.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA1K6NZ8AU8V6WZIICK4WTJSE99
    Media URN:
    VLVA1K6NZ8AU8V6WZIICK4WTJSE99
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    20/08/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:17:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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