Arun Gandhi to speak at AFMI's Toronto Convention
Toronto: Arun Gandhi, peace activist and Mahatma Gandhi’s fifth grandson, will be the keynote speaker at the 14th Annual Convention of the American Federation of Muslims of Indian Origin (AFMI) to be held in Toronto on September 25. The theme of the convention is India’s Shining Democracy: Future Prospects. The day-long convention will be held at Taj Banquet Hall, 4611 Steeles Ave West.
This year’s convention will feature another descendant of a leading figure of India’s independence movement. Firoz Bakht Ahmed, educationist, writer and grand nephew of Maulana Abul Kalam Azad, is also scheduled to speak at the convention.
Two interactive workshop sessions on Human Rights and Media will be held and will feature prominent speakers from India, Canada and USA. They include Prof. Balakrishnan Rajagopalan (director, Human Rights Program at MIT), Rakesh Sharma (director, Final Solution) Rinku Lamba (scholar, U of T), Dr. Aslam Abdullah (editor, Muslim Observer and The Minaret), Prof. Mir Ali (activist) and Prof. Biju Matthew (activist).
Arun Gandhi and Firoz Bakht Ahmed will speak at the banquet session in the evening. Final Solution, the award winning documentary on Gujarat riots currently banned in India, will be screened at the convention.
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