The Vietnamese version of the book “The Essence of Hinduism” (Source: laodongthudo.vn)

Hanoi (VNA) –
The Embassy of India in Vietnam and the Vietnam Academy of Social Sciences (VASS) jointly held a workshop titled “Mahatma Gandhi: The Saint from Gujarat” in Hanoi on October 2.

The event aimed to mark the 148th birth anniversary of Indian leader Mahatma Gandhi (October 2, 1869), 45th anniversary of Vietnam-India diplomatic ties (1972), and 10 years of the International Day of Non-Violence (October 2).

It gave an insight into the life of Mahatma Gandhi – a great national leader of India who is famous for the philosophy of “non-violence”.

Indian Ambassador to Vietnam Parvathaneni Harish said the workshop creates an opportunity for Vietnam and India to honour their friendship as well as commemorate the great father of India.

On the occasion, the Vietnamese version of the book “The Essence of Hinduism” by Mahatma Gandhi was introduced to local readers.

The over 400-page book is divided into five main parts highlighting the philosophy of Gandhi. It is part of a project sponsored by the VASS entitled “Knowledge about Hinduism and Hinduism in Vietnam”. -VNA