Mahatma Gandhi to be 'brought to life' in Paris on October 2

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NEW DELHI: On October 2, the International Day of Non-Violence, Mahatma Gandhi will be 'brought to life' through a three-dimensional hologram at the fourth Ahimsa lecture in Paris.

The event will be organised by UNESCO Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Education for Peace and Sustainable Development (MGIEP).

On the 150th year of his birth anniversary, three-dimensional life-size hologram of Gandhi will participate in a panel discussion on his philosophy of education for humans flourishing in a mixed reality set-up, in conversation with scientists, educationists, and policymakers.

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The hologram will "address the audience" for 15 minutes and will also answer questions during the event.

Professor of Developmental Psychology and Cognitive Neuroscience of Education and CNRS Gregoire Borst, Member of Advisory board of UNESCO MGIEP's TECH 2019 Vera El Khoury Lacoeuilhe and Director UNESCO MGIEP Anantha Duraiappah will be part of the panel discussion.

"While Gandhi 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 per cent of the compiled 98 volumes of Mahatma Gandhi's written work. A hologram can bridge this gap and the written word of the Mahatma can be experienced in a life-like scenario," Dr Anantha Duraiappah said while speaking about the occasion.

Through Holography, a standing hologram will set the tone for the panel discussion on Gandhi's writings on satyagraha, ahinsa, kindness, critical inquiry and education.

Gandhi's hologram will then sit with the panellists, to take part in the discussion, during which he will answer questions with 2 to 3-minute interventions. 

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