To commemorate the 150th Birth Anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, Navrachana University organized a public lecture by Padma Bhushan Lord Bhikhu Parekh, on ’Mahatma Gandhi’s Legacy: A Critical Assessment’, under the aegis of NUV Samvaad Navrachana University Celebrity Lecture Series.
NUV Samvaad is a celebrity public lecture series hosted every Year by Navrachana University, Vadodara. NUV Samvaad provides the participants with a rare platform to engage in stimulating talk and discussions with eminent personalities from various walks of life. The objective is to enrich the community with ingenious ideas and practices.
The lecture was attended by Navrachana University Chairperson Tejal Amin, Provost Dr. Nilay Yajnik along with Faculty members, students, invitees and public. NUV Provost Dr. Nilay Yajnik informed, ”We are delighted to have Lord Bhikhu Parekh at our campus. His deep understanding about Mahatma Gandhi’s philosophy surely enlighten the audience.”
Padma Bhushan Lord Bhikhu Parekh is a political theorist and Labor Member of the House of Lords, UK. He was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts in 1988 and a Fellow of the Academy of Learned Societies in the Social Sciences in 1999. He served as President, Academy of Social Sciences, UK, from 2003 to 2008.
Lord Parekh studied at the University of Bombay, and later at the London School of Economics (LSE), where he earned his Ph.D. in 1966. He taught at the LSE and at the University of Glasgow before accepting a position at the University of Hull. He also served as the Vice Chancellor of the Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda between 1981 and 1984. Lor’d Parekh has been conferred with several honorary degrees Doctorate by the University of Essex, Doctor of Social Sciences from Nottingham Trent University and Dotorate of Philosophy from Edge Hill University. He is the author of many books including Gandhi’s Political Philosophy: A Critical Examination. He is the Editor of Colour, Culture and Consciousness: Immigrant Intellectuals In Britain.