Sevagram Symposium 2023



  • January 30, 31, February 1, 2023

    Sevagram International Symposium, Wardha, India

    Theme : Gandhi and Beyond: Quest for a New World Order

  • February 3, 2023

    Conference on Welfare of all through Neighbourhood Engagements at MGM University, Aurangabad, India

  • February 7,  2023

    Symposium on 21st Century and Nonviolent Way of Life at Gujarat Vidyapith, Ahmedabad , India



Pre-Sevagram International Symposium Events : January 27 - 29, 2023

January 27, 2023 :

Morning : Arrival around 10 am and Rest

Afternoon : Visits to Magan Sangrahalaya, Wardha (Museum Founded by Gandhi) and Laksmi Narayan Mandir, Wardha (First Temple opened to the Untouchables in 1928 by the initiative of Jamnalal Bajaj and Vinoba Bhave).

January 28, 2023 :

Visit to : Annandwan, Warora Chandrapur, founded by Baba Amte.

January 29, 2023 :

Visit to : A Seminary at Sawanghi Meghe Wardha ; Vinoba Bhave’s Ashram at Paunar, Wardha.

January 30, 2023 :

Morning : Martyrs’ Day Programme at Sevagram Ashram.

Afternoon : Inauguration of Sevagram International Symposium.
Evening : Thematic Sessions.

January 31, 2023 : Thematic Sessions (whole day).

February 1, 2023 :

Morning : Thematic Sessions.

Afternoon : Thematic Sessions.

Evening : Valedictory Session.

Venue : Sevagram Ashram Premises


Sevagram Ashram Pratishthan India and Gandhi International, France, in cooperation with the Community of Ark, France.

Coordination : Sri Jamnalal Bajaj Memorial Library and Research Centre for Gandhian Studies, India.

Broad themes :

Following are some of the themes suggested for discussion and deliberation in the Symposium:

Contemporary Global Challenges

Threats of nuclear and other weapons of mass destruction, New Planetary Colonization, lopsided development, adverse effects of Globalization, Corporatization, Consumerism
Poverty, Inequality, Climate Change, Ozone Layer Depletion, Pollution, Bio diversity, Land Conversion, Migration etc.

Peace and Nonviolence

Nature and Dynamics, Experiments in Gandhian Nonviolence in reconstruction of the community, Anti Nuclear and Peace Movement, Nonviolent Action and Social Change, Nonviolent Creative Conflict Transformation, Nonviolence and Sustainable Living, Gandhian Life Style and Sustainability.

Towards a New World Order

Revisiting Gandhi’s critique of Modern Industrial civilization and Lanza del Vasto’s introduction to French Edition of Hind Swaraj Leur civilisation est notre deliverance, Rethinking Development and growth – Sustainable models, Alternatives Globalization, Corporatization through localization and promoting decentralized ventures , Implications of Gandhi vision of interrelated and interconnected world view, holistic human development with regard to political, economic, educational, social, cultural, spiritual, health, contrary to globalized, digitalized, tech savvy, self indulgent consumerist anthropocentric development, Decentralized Governance.
Deepening Democracy –Transparency, participation, Dialogue, power from the bottom …..

The themes suggested for the symposium are indicative. The participants are requested to prepare papers on suggested or related themes. It will help the organizers to plan the various sessions of the symposium.

Call for Papers

The delegates are requested to prepare papers on broad themes or related areas. The word limit for the papers is 6000 – 8000 words. Papers will be circulated to participants in advance to initiate discussion in the symposium. The name of the author, institutional affiliation and complete address including email should be supplied. We request the delegates to use Chicago Manual of style for referencing. All submissions are to be made electronically in the form of email attachments processed in MS word and should be addressed to Dr. Siby K. Joseph Email Cette adresse e-mail est protégée contre les robots spammeurs. Vous devez activer le JavaScript pour la visualiser.

N. B. : Those who are preparing Papers in French and other languages are requested to prepare an English version. The last date for subsmission of papers is January, 15th, 2023.

Location of Sevagram Ashram

Sevagram is connected by two railway stations viz. Sevagram and Wardha Junction. The Ashramis situated about 6.8 kms and 9.1 kms respectively from these railway stations.The nearest city is Nagpur. It has an international airport. The distance between Nagpur to the Ashram is about 80 kms.

Second Part of the Symposium

Organizer : MGM University, Aurangabad

February 2, 2023 : Departure from Sevagram to Aurangabad by train.

February 3, 2023 : Conference at MGM University, Aurangabad.

February 4, 2023 :

Morning : Interaction with Students / faculties (parallel sessions at different venues).

Afternoon : Visit to Ellora (cave temples, World heritage site).

February 5, 2023 : Departure from Aurangabad to Ahmedabad.

Third Part of the Symposium

Organizer : Gujarat Vidyapith, Ahmedabad

February 6, 2023 :

Morning : Rest

Afternoon : Visit to the campus of Gujarat Vidyapith.

February 7, 2023 : Symposium at Gujarat Vidyapith, Ahmedabad.

February 8, 2023 : Visits to Kochrab, Sabarmati Ashrams of Gandhi ; Environmental Sanitation Institute ; SEWA founded by Ela Bhatt and other places.

February 9, 2023 : Departure

Websites of organizers :

Sevagram Ashram

Sri Jamnalal Bajaj Memorial Library and Research Centre for Gandhian Studies

Website :


Gandhi International, France

Website :

MGM University

Website :

Gujarat Vidyapith

Website :

This page is also available in French

Programme in Spanish / Programa en Español


For Asian participants (except Middlle Eastern countries) : Siby Joseph

The Director Sri Jamnalal Bajaj Memorial Library and Research Centre for Gandhian Studies,

Sevagram Ashram Pratishthan, Sevagram,

Wardha- 442102, Maharashtra (INDIA).

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Phones : +91 (0)7152-299788 - Mob. : +91 9822238341 ( WhatsApp)

For non-Asian participants : Christophe Grigri :
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If you would like to have a virtual tour of Mahatma Gandhi Ashram at Sevagram, please visit the website of the Ashram and click on Virtual Tour :