World peace vigil and photo exhibition mark Gandhi celebrations

xg8e7488Fresno State will observe Mahatma Gandhi’s 147th birthday and celebrate Gandhi Jayanti with a candlelight vigil for world peace from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 5, in the Peace Garden on campus.

A photo exhibition, “Life of Gandhi,” opened Sept. 26 at the Henry Madden Library and runs through Oct. 7. The community celebration Oct. 5 will include a garlanding and flower ceremony and guest speakers led by University President Joseph I. Castro and other civil leaders.

The celebration will also feature classical and folk dances accompanied by a musical tribute. Guests are invited to bring flowers and candles.

All events are free and open to the public. Parking is $3 for a day permit, available at parking lot dispensers (parking is free on weekends beginning at 4 p.m. Fridays). INFO: Dr. Sudarshan Kapoor at 559.435.2212 or the Indian Students Club at 559.862.9663.

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The College of Arts and Humanities provides a diverse student population with the communication skills, humanistic values and cultural awareness that form the foundation of scholarship. The college offers intellectual and artistic programs that engage students and faculty and the community in collaboration, dialog and discovery. These programs help preserve, illuminate and nourish the arts and humanities for the campus and for the wider community.

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