• Short Summary

    Celebrations marking the hundredth year of the birth of Mahatma Gandhi will begin on October 2nd.

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    Celebrations marking the hundredth year of the birth of Mahatma Gandhi will begin on October 2nd.

    The Indian Government is organising special function during the year of celebrations, special commemorative postage stamps and coins will be issued. Next year, it's hoped to issue banknotes carrying a picture of Gandhi.

    In England, a National Committee has been set up under the chairmanship of Lord Mountbatten, who, while Viceroy of India, was a close friend of Gandhi.

    It's now twenty years since the leader of the Indian Independence Movement was assassinated at his home in Delhi. His teachings of non-violent action did much to ease the conflict in the 1940s between Hindus and Muslims, and he has been described as the most influential Indian in modern history.

    The film shows major events in Gandhi's life from his arrival in England in 1930 to attend the Round Table Conference on India, to his death in 1948. Scenes include visits to the cotton mills in Lancashire, his return to India, meeting in Delhi with Sir Stafford Cripps, arrest and imprisonment in Poona, informal meeting with Lord and Lady Mountbatten, rioting throughout India in 1947, Gandhi undertaking fast, assassin in court, funeral procession and cremation on banks of Jumna River.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA85MON1XVQP25V8NOL12U9BH7S
    Media URN:
    VLVA85MON1XVQP25V8NOL12U9BH7S
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    13/09/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:06:19:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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