Mahatma Gandhi Bust unveiled in Grenada

Thursday, January 24, 2013 12:14 PM- St. George's, Grenada

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ST. GEORGE, GRENADA, JANUARY 23, 2013_A bust of Mahatma Gandhi was been unveiled at the Mc Donald College, St. Patrick’s on Tuesday.

 The unveiling was done by Prime Minister Tillman Thomas and High Commissioner of India to Trinidad and Tobago Malay Mishra.

The bust signifies the strength and will power employed by Gandhi who led India to independence and inspired movements for non- violence, civil rights and freedom.

Prime Minister Thomas speaking at the event says “Gandhi was the one, who popularized the term civil disobedience, explaining that we have a social and legal order, and if certain things are being done that is inconsistent with certain moral values we have to protest rather than just accept things.” The Prime Minister says he admires that approach.

He says people do not have to accept everything that comes from authority since there are certain civil laws that are not constant with morality and moral values.

PM says we all as a people must stand up for what is right at all times and we should be a value driven society.

He encouraged the students to follow their history so that they could be better equipped to fight for a world without violence.

High Commissioner of India to Trinidad and Tobago H.E Malay Mishra says the legacy of Gandhi is now left on the land of Grenada and all this was possible with the cooperation of the Government.  

Sen. Denneth Modeste Minister of Works, Physical Development and Public Utilities told the staff and students that they are lucky to have the bust of a prestigious figure on the Mac Donald College grounds.

Principal of the school Mrs. Lorraine De Allie says the bust will be a constant reminder to the students that how one lives their lives should be the message that a non- violent resolution of conflict is preferred route to settle disputes.

The ceremony was attended by Government Officials, students, teachers and members of the Indo-Grenadian Heritage Foundation who played a pivotal role in getting the event of the ground.

The event was part of the school’s 50th anniversary celebrations. The school was established on January 21st1963, by the Presbyterian Church at the time headed by reverend by the late Dr. J.C. Mc Donald, after whom the institution was named.





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