Film “Leo Tolstoy and Mahatma Gandhi” : Public Event in Moscow

Russia – India: binding threads‘ – Program dedicated to the 75th Anniversary of the Independence of India

Moscow ( Russia ): A beautiful program was organized at the BK Centre in Moscow, ‘Lighthouse of the World,’ with the participation of the prominent film director Mrs. Galina Yevtushenko who presented the documentary film “Leo Tolstoy and Mahatma Gandhi: the double portrait in the interior of the epoch” coauthored with her daughter Ms. Anna Yevtushenko.

The event dedicated to the 75th Anniversary of the Independence of India started with a video giving an introduction to the activities of the Brahma Kumaris in Russia. The guests could get acquainted with different social projects such as “The Relay-Race of Positive Change,” “I Choose Benevolence,” and a contest for children “Fairy-Tales of a Beautiful Heart.” It was interesting to see how spiritual service started in Russia.

Didi Sudha, Director of the BK Centre in Moscow, addressed the audience with words of greetings and wisdom. She emphasized the importance of spiritual values in these crucial times when lots of people are suffering. “The Tree of Humanity is in utmost need of water of love, care and compassion. It is high time to reawaken our original nature of feelings of brotherhood so that we can together recreate the world free from sufferings and pain.”

Mrs. Gina Uike, Deputy Chief of Mission, Embassy of India, Moscow, expressed her appreciation and gratitude for organizing the programme dedicated to the remarkable date in the history of India. The government of India decided to call this festival of Independence in a very poetic way – “Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav” which means “The Festival of Freedom’s Nectar.”

Ms. Anna Yevtushenko reminded all of the significant ideas expressed by Leo Tolstoy and Mahatma Gandhi – two great leaders whose life and work became an inspiration for many people around the world.

Mrs. Galina Yevtushenko, director and producer, Professor of the Russian State Humanitarian University, author of the film, greeted the spectators with words of congratulations on the 75th Anniversary of Independence of India and the diplomatic relations between India and Russia.  She shared her deep feelings of appreciation and gratitude to the organizers of the event emphasizing the unique spirit of love, warmth and friendliness.

The ceremony of candle lighting on the beautifully decorated stage with the symbols of India and Russia created a festive and elevated atmosphere before the guests could enjoy the film about the geniuses who influenced the lives of millions, the two like-minded personalities who closely cooperated in the cause of peace although they never met personally in life.


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