International Day of Non-Violence - 2 October 2020 from 09.30-11.00 hrs (online)


09.30-09.50 hrs Online registrations & log-in


09.50 hrs onwards:

  • Welcome and Opening Remarks by Ram L. Lakhina – Chairman St. Standbeeld Mahatma Gandhi
  • “Relevance & Effectiveness of Non-Violence in Resolving Social & Political Conflicts” by H.E. Ferdinand B.J. Grapperhaus – Minister of Justice & Security
  • “Relevance of Mahatma Gandhi and his message to the post COVID world” by H.E. Venu Rajamony – Ambassador of India to The Netherlands
  • Message from H.E. Jan van Zanen – Mayor of The Hague
  • Message from H.E. M. Riaz Hamidullah – Ambassador of Bangladesh to The Netherlands
  • Message from H.E. Mohammad Asif Rahimi – Ambassador of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan to The Netherlands
  • Poem Recital by H.E. Bert van Alphen – Alderman Social Affairs & Employment The Hague
  • Inaugural presentation of the Mahatma Gandhi Room by Mrs. Liduine Bremer – Director Faculty of Public Management, Law & Safety of The Hague University of Applied Sciences
  • Message from Elizabeth Bethlehem – Lecturer of Professional English at International Public Management of The Hague University of Applied Sciences.
  • Closing Remarks by Eric Niehe – Former Ambassador of The Netherlands to India


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