Gandhi books gifted to Bankstown City Council libraries


A collection of books written by and inspired by Gandhi will be available in Bankstown City Council Libraries and also selected NSW libraries from 21 September to 2 October 2013 (the last day being the birth anniversary of India’s Father of the Nation Mahatma Gandhi).

Gandhi Peace Centre Australia (GPCA) has had the books imported from India. At a time where the world’s people are becoming increasingly concerned about current global affairs, the GPCA is committed to promoting positive messages and peaceful solutions that can be applied to everyday life. Local mayors in LGA of NSW have been presented with a selection of 10 sets of books each for their libraries.


Currently, the project is fully run by donations raised from volunteers and members.
The books, which are available at the libraries, include The Story of My Life (by Gandhi); ‘A pinch of salt rocks an Empire’ (which talks about the salt satyagraha) and ‘Self – Restraint Vs Self Indulgence’.

The Mayor of the City of Bankstown Council Cr Khal Asfour whilst receiving the collection of the Mahatma Gandhi books for the Council Libraries, from the members of GPCA said, “Mahatma Gandhi is the only person who has been widely accepted by all sections of society all over the world.”

GPCA director Ronnie D’Souza said, “The books are the best source of information for people who want to read about Mahatma Gandhi.”

“On 2 October, Gandhi’s birth anniversary, GPCA is launching a project called a ‘kaleidoscope of colours’, where migrants settled in Australia will be talk about their lives. GPCA will also be bringing out a print and digital documentary on these success stories,” he said.

President of GPCA, Siraj Sargruroh, said the organization’s executive members are professional social workers who have been fully employed in various sectors. “The organization runs its weekly activities with the help of the volunteers in Parramatta CBD areas. Value-based education activities are also conducted for children,” he said.

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