Father of the Nation, Mahatma Gandhi Ji is set to return to life in the form
of a hologram at UNESCO, Paris to mark the International Day of Non Violence
2019. Further, The life size 3D hologram will address audience to explain the
Gandhis philosophy. As per the plans, the 3D hologram would speak for 2 to 3
minutes to set the tone for the panel discussion and It would also indulge in a
series of question answer session, during which he will answer 5 questions.
The talk will be extracted with due reference of his writings on Satyagraha,
Ahinsa, Kindness, critical inquiry and education. According to UNESCO, a
specialised agency of the United Nations is based in France. It objectives to
propagate international collaboration in the areas of education, sciences, and
culture worldwide. Although, The Distinguished Lectures Series was inaugurated
in 2014 and has since become a space for renowned academics, policymakers and
practitioners to discuss and debate on topics related to education for peace,
sustainable development and global citizenship.
Meanwhile, Dr. Anantha Duraiappah, Director, UNESCO Mahatma Gandhi Institute of
Education for Peace and Sustainable Development (MGIEP) stated that, While
Mahatma Gandhi Ji was amongst the most photographed people of his time and the
world has access to his photographs, filmed interviews and radio addresses, it
is less than 5% of the compiled 98 volumes.
A 3D hologram can bridge this gap and the written word of the Mahatma can
be experienced. The hologram in colour would lip-sync the words of the Mahatma
and body movement incorporated thats associated with a speaker on stage. It is
envisaged to create 5 segments of 2 to 3 minutes each, so that these segments
can be played out as per a pre-determined script to act as a catalyst at a
Panel Discussion in UNESCO, Paris to mark the International Day of Non
Violence 2019, Duraiappah asserted.
According to UNESCO Member States, youth and the international community; The 3D
hologram will feature in the Ahimsa Lecture delivered by leading proponents of
peace and non-violence for the benefit of peace builders, policy makers, The
Ahinsa Lecture is organised to mark the International Day of Non-Violence
celebrated on October 2, the Gandhis birth anniversary.
As per a authentic report, UNESCO MGIEP is a category 1 research in education
institute integral to UNESCO. While It is supported largely through the the
Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), and is the only UNESCO category 1
institute in the Asias Pacific Region with a mandate to mainstream social
emotional learning in education systems using innovative pedagogies, also
including intelligent platforms, video games, dialogic platforms and more.
Despite all of this, Gandhis Role in Independence, Correctness of Political and
personal decisions, Effectiveness of Non-Violence Movement etc are some of the
subjective topics where we continue to argue about the greatness of Gandhi ji.
His greatest contribution to ‘sustainable development’ was two fold. Firstly,
his experiments in simple living and high thinking. He believed that with simple
living the resources of the planet earth can sustain us comfortably and his
famous saying that earth provides us enough for our needs but not for our greed
is extremely apt today. Secondly, his insistence on all inclusive growth of the
society and hence his focus on rural development.
Written By: Trilok Singh Founder and CEO at Youth Darpan, IASmind.com,
& India’s Journal. MA in Political Science, Kirori Mal College, University of
Delhi. Currently Studies Masters in Mass Communication and Journalism at
International School of Media and Entertainment Studies (ISOMES), Film City,
News 24 Campus.